Margaret Mc

Sydney 1km Ocean Swim 2020

My Activity Tracking

600
kms

I'm supporting cancer research and prevention with Can Too Foundation.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that potentially someone we love may have to battle cancer, and that’s a statistic that needs to change.

So I asked myself, “what can I do to help?” That’s where the Can Too Foundation came in! Can Too provide professionally coached training programs for participants – of any fitness level – to run, swim and cycle their way to a healthier lifestyle and a cancer-free world.

In return, I am raising valuable funds that go towards innovation in the prevention, care, and control of cancer. Since 2005, Can Too Foundation have trained over 15,000 participants, raised over $21,000,000 to invest in 168 one-year cancer research grants.

It would be fantastic if you could sponsor me, or even better join me in a program!

Thank you for your support!

My Updates

I did it

Monday 27th Jan

Wow what an amazing experience- the surf looked a little more bumpy than I would have liked, but with a wonderful swimming buddy, I had a fantastic first 1km swim

Thank you to all my donors- not only did I achieve my target of $2500 for cancer research but the whole program raised $500,000- which has allowed a number of researchers to continue for the next 12 month!

A few pics of me looking slightly terrified at the start of the race and a jubilant expression at the end, together with a satisfactory time!

Thank you all once again...and may see you next time with a 2km ocean swim challenge... 

My motivation to support CanToo and complete 1km ocean swim

Tuesday 3rd Dec

My personal motivation is two-fold:
- to support an amazing organisation, with a proven track record in giving to cancer research and
- to achieve a long held personal goal of completing a 1km ocean swim

CanToo's contribution to cancer research

Everyone knows someone directly or indirectly impacted by cancer. For me it is my father, brother, sister, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, grandparents and many dear friends.

The challenges each of these people faced and the strength of character they displayed to endure their treatment but still continue to put on a brave face to the world has been truely inspiring...but what is more inspiring is the incredible advancements in treatment from the 1970s to today which has enabled a number of good friends and family to beat the big 'C' and made the choices and pain mangement for those less fortunate.

CanToo has provided over $20million in reseach grants to enable such advancements

 

CanToo's proven track record in motivating people to attain a difficult goal

I have done many fundraising run/walks and loved every minute of them. Whilst completing these fun runs I would always see these 'Black and Orange' CanToo participants and coaches having a lot of fun and striving for extraordinary goals.

I have swum in pools from a young age- despite growing up in the UK! however I had no knowledge of the ocean and the changes required to my swimming style to complete a 1km ocean swim ....so I decided to join the fun group of 'Black and Orange' participants myself to achieve a goal I have long held since being in Australia

 

Please give generously to support CanToo...and I will give you the before and after shots of me in a swimsuit ..:)

https://www.cantoo.org.au/fundraisers/margaretmcclay

Thank you to my Sponsors

$220

Rahul Gupta

Hi Marg You're $440 short of your target so here's $220 - hopefully someone will match it to get you there otherwise I will :)

$210

Margaret Mcclay

$200

Joseph

Best of luck with the swim Margaret

$200

Andrew Clifford

Good Luck with the swim Margaret!

$200

Michael Cole

the challenge is to swim straight without the line on the bottom of pool. When you work it out let know

$100

Jim Clegg

Go Margaret!

$100

James Coleman

I didn’t know you Brits could swim.

$100

Lauren Wise

Love this challenge Margaret!

$100

Cathy Aston

I’m very impressed. All the best with the swim.

$100

Peter Fitzgerald

$100

Dick

enjoy the swim

$100

Michael King

Good luck Margaret

$100

Paul Selig

Margaret, great organisation to support, see you on the beach!!!

$100

Christine Gilsenan

Good on you Margaret. All the best.

$100

Chris Goodwin

$50

Lauren Nathan

Have a great time!

$50

Sue Fenlon

$50

Catherine Happ

$50

Sella & Pete

Go girl

$50

Tracie Richards

$50

The Carberrys

Dont drowns- keep kicking!

$50

Campbell Family

Good luck Margaret, I hope the water is warm.

$50

Anonymous

go get em tiger

$40

Katie Browne

$30

Sarah Pitcairn

So exciting!! Good luck! Xx

$30

Liz & Peter Burns

Best of luck Margaret go get your ocean swim it will be awesome & so will you Liz & Peter x

$30

Omahlee Norburn

Good luck Margaret - just don't swallow the water!! Cheers Omahlee

$20

Patricia Mcclay

Good luck with the training and the final challenge

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