Go the Distance or Swim the Lake for Hospicare!

About Our Event

Go the Distance/Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare is a virtual community event that will take place between May 3 and Saturday, August 14, 2021. This year’s goal is to raise over $400,000 to support Hospicare’ s work in our community. Through the generosity of our friends and neighbors, who recognize the importance of our mission, we are able to bring medical expertise and compassionate care to all those in Tompkins and Cortland Counties who are facing the end of life, as well as provide support, comfort and guidance for their family members. The money raised through Go the Distance/Women Swimmin’ also allows Hospicare to provide bereavement services to patients’ family members and others in our community who are grieving a loss.​

  • GO THE DISTANCE – Between May 3 and August 14 anyone can participate by doing any activity in support of Hospicare Whether you are walkin’, knittin’, bikin, or pickin up trash, we are grateful for your support! 
  • WOMEN SWIMMIN' FOR HOSPICARE – Our swimmin' women are invited to join us for a 1.2 mile swim in our beloved Cayuga Lake. Join us for a scaled down Swim Day event on August 14 that adheres to CDC guidelines and prioritizes the safety of our community and our swimmers. We will start and end at the Yacht Club. Spectators will be able to watch via Live Stream. More details to come! 

This year’s event co-chairs are Betsy East and Linda Mikula. Click here to read more about the event including a brief history of Women Swimmin' for Hospicare.

Media Contact​

Sara Worden

Assistant Director of Community Engagement 

Hospicare & Palliative Care Services 

Phone: 607. 272.0212 

Fax: 607.277.3785 

sworden@hospicare.org 

womenswimmin.org 

hospicare.org