Women Swimmin' for Hospicare supporting Hospicare & Palliative Care Services
Hospicare & Palliative Care Services

About Women's Swimmin' 2020

Women Swimmin' for Hospicare

is a community swim (not a race!) for women ages 18 and over. Together we raise funds which go directly to support our patients and their families in Cortland and Tompkins counties. In light of the changing times, our concern is first and foremost, safety for all of our participants. So while we would like to look forward to our swimmin' women swimming 1.2 miles across Cayuga Lake on August 8,  or by swimming laps in a pool - we will be working on alternative plans in order to keep everyone safe and healthy.  Hospicare needs your support more than ever and we hope our swimmers can count on your generosity to support their fundraising efforts.  

Our Mission Statement

Women Swimmin' for Hospicare is a fundraising event that supports the care which Hospicare & Palliative Care Services brings to patients and their loved ones at any stage of a life-limiting  illness and/or following a death. Women Swimmin' for Hospicare raises funds and provides information and education about the agency and its mission in a manner that is inclusive, fun, and consistent with Hospicare’s ideal of respect for all people.

Date

Starts at:  February 29, 2020 6:00 PM
Ends at:  December 31, 2020 7:00 AM

Location

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Contact

Terry Taney
607-272-0212
womenswimmin@hospicare.org

Get Involved!

Having trouble getting the site to load? We're working on the problem! In the meantime, head over to https://www.hospicare.org/donate/donationform/ to make your gift -- we will be sure it's matched and attributed to the individual or team you wish to support. Simply leave a note in the comment box to let us know it's a gift for Women Swimmin'/Go the Distance, and we'll take care of the rest. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare is truly a community event with multiple ways for you to be involved!

We know the importance of this event to so many, and also know that you understand why we need to make some changes to ensure the safety and health of all who participate. That's why for 2020, we are asking our community to come together and once again, GO THE DISTANCE for Hospicare! 

As we’ve done in years past, YOU define what that means, with an added twist. Of course, we hope pools and parks open and provide you with a chance to swim again. But if not, we challenge you to set another goal for yourself -- whether that’s logging your steps, paddling the lake, performing 50 burpees a day, reading 25 new books, starting a garden, reinventing your career, or something else entirely! 

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing ideas, and we hope you’ll tell us your creative plans, too.

When you join Women Swimmin', you create ripples of care and generosity which touch the lives of people throughout our community. ​

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Where Does The Money Go?

Thanks to the generosity of our corporate sponsors who cover event expenses, 100% of funds raised through Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare are used to help care for patients and support their loved ones. 

What About Insurance or Medicare/Medicaid?

About 83% of Hospicare’s services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurances. Funds raised as a part of Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare bridge the gap and ensure that everyone in our community has access to high-quality and compassionate end-of-life care, regardless of insurance status or the ability to pay.

What Is Hospicare?​

Hospicare & Palliative Care Services is a 501c(3) non-profit hospice that serves Cortland and Tompkins counties in NY. We provide medical expertise and compassionate, respectful care to anyone in our community who is facing a life-limiting illness, and we support their loved ones through the illness and their grief.

For more information, please visit our website:

www.hospicare.org


Having trouble getting the site to load? We're working on the problem! In the meantime, head over to https://www.hospicare.org/donate/donationform/ to make your gift -- we will be sure it's matched and attributed to the individual or team you wish to support. Simply leave a note in the comment box to let us know it's a gift for Women Swimmin'/Go the Distance, and we'll take care of the rest. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks to our generous sponsors


You make our community a wonderful place to call home!

Our sponsors enable Hospicare to cover all costs associated with Women Swimmin’, guaranteeing that every dollar raised can go directly to supporting patients and families throughout Cortland and Tompkins counties. In exchange for this generosity, Hospicare celebrates its sponsors in many ways, ranging from name or logo inclusion on our marketing materials to guaranteed registration spots for your employees and friends!