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Swimming & diving teams support cancer research

The Hamilton College men's and women's swimming & diving teams joined thousands of athletes across the country in support of the Ted Mullin "Leave it in the Pool" Hour of Power Relay on November 12.

During the first seven years of this event, participants raised more than $410,000 to support research at the University of Chicago into the causes and treatment of sarcoma -- a rare soft-tissue cancer -- in young people.

The Ted Mullin "Hour of Power" Relay was first started to honor former Carleton College swimmer Ted Mullin, who passed away in the fall of 2006 from sarcoma.  The event has grown from 15 teams in its first year to 171 teams with 8,300 participating athletes in 2012 to honor all those who are fighting against or have lost the battle to cancer.

Last year’s event included 111 college and university programs representing 38 conferences across all three NCAA divisions, along with 54 high school and club teams. A Masters team in Sweden and The American International School of Muscat, Oman, also participated.

This year’s numbers are on pace to match last year’s totals. All those athletes will hit the pool to increase awareness about sarcoma and raise money for the Ted Mullin Fund for Pediatric Sarcoma Research at the Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago.

For a full description of what participants do during the event and how donated funds are used, please visit:  http://go.carleton.edu/HourOfPower

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