More than 5,500 college, high school and club swimmers from nearly 100 different teams plan to jump into the pool on Thursday, Nov. 6 with the same goal in mind––going all out for an hour in the name of cancer research.
The Carleton College swimming and diving teams are sponsors of the third annual “Hour of Power” Relay for cancer research in honor of former Carleton student and teammate Edward H. “Ted” Mullin, who passed away from sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, in September 2006 at the age of 22. This year's "Hour of Power"is set to include nearly eighty colleges swimming simultaneously.
The event is a one-hour, all-out, leave-it-in-the-pool practice that will occur simultaneously at numerous pools across the country and involve teams from NCAA Division I, II and III, including teams like Princeton, Georgetown and Providence and nearly every Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) program.
In its third year, the fund-raiser has grown from 15 teams and $11,000 raised in 2006 to 53 teams and nearly $50,000 raised last year. This year, participation has nearly doubled in terms of numbers of athletes and teams participating.
Funds raised act as seed funding for the University of Chicago pediatric sarcoma research program. The Ted Mullin Fund has enabled the Univ. of Chicago to recruit Stephen X. Skapek, M.D., an expert in the study and treatment of sarcomas.
Big East: Univ. of Cincinnati, Georgetown, Providence
CAC: Salisbury, York (PA)
CCC: Univ. of New England, Regis (MA), Roger Williams
CCIW: Illinois Wesleyan
ECAC/Bluegrass Mountain: Johns Hopkins
Empire 8: Alfred, Hartwick, Ithaca, Stevens Inst. of Tech., Utica
GNAC: Elms, Norwich, Simmons
Ivy League: Univ. of Pennsylvania, Princeton
Landmark: Catholic University of America
Liberty League: Rensselaer Polytechnic, Skidmore, Union
Little East: Western Connecticut State
MIAC: Augsburg, Carleton, Gustavus Adolphus, Hamline, Macalester, Saint Benedict, St. Catherine, Saint Mary’s, St. Olaf, St. Thomas
Midwest: Grinnell, Lawrence
NCAC: Allegheny, Denison, Kenyon, Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan, Wabash, Wittenberg, Wooster
NESCAC: Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Connecticut College, Hamilton, Middlebury, Trinity (CT), Tufts, Wesleyan (CT), Williams
NEWMAC: Babson, Clark (MA), Mount Holyoke, Wellesley, Wheaton (MA), Worcester Polytechnic
OAC: Ohio Northern
ODAC/Bluegrass Mountain: Washington and Lee
Presidents’: Grove City College
SCAC: Colorado College
SCIAC: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Occidental, Univ. of Redlands, Whittier
Sun Belt: Univ. of Denver
SUNYAC: Oswego State
UAA: Carnegie Mellon, Univ. of Chicago
More information about the event and how to donate to the Ted Mullin Cancer Research Fund, visit: http://go.carleton.edu/HourOfPower