Swim team holds Hour of Power relay today to benefit cancer research

Swim team to hold Hour of Power relay to benefit cancer research.

At exactly 4 p.m. today, the St. Thomas swimming and diving teams will join more than 43 other college and high school swimming teams around the country in an hourlong relay to honor the memory of Ted Mullin, who passed away in 2006 from synovial cell sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

The teams are pledged to 100 percent participation in a fundraising effort, and members of the St. Thomas community are invited to add their support – both though their presence in the O'Shaughnessy Hall natatorium or through a contribution to the Ted Mullin Fund for Pediatric Research at the University of Chicago.

Checks can be made out to the University of Chicago and given to any member of the swimming and diving teams, dropped off at the pool, or sent to coach Tom Hodgson at Mail #4085 or at his office, Room 222, O'Shaughnessy Hall.

Funds raised through the Hour of Power relay will support research at the University of Chicago into the causes of sarcoma in young people.