The Event was a big success!!!
Edie swam for 11 hours and 27 minutes completing her 25 mile pool marathon swim for the hungry.
The event generated funds for over 30.000 meals and hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food items for local distribution.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR FABULOUS SUPPORT!!!
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My name is Edie. I am a 15 year old open water marathon swimmer and a freshman at Cal State LA (Early Entrance Program) majoring in philosophy. For months now I have been observing the ever growing lines of people waiting for food donations, from school parking lots to food bank donation sites. The situation began to weigh on me, so I decided to try to do something about it. The most obvious choice was to organize a food drive/swim event. That’s how Outswimming Hunger was born.
Outswimming Hunger is a personal swim challenge. A 25-mile, non-stop solo swim marathon during which the community can stop by and donate non-perishable food items or swim with me for a small donation. The City of Burbank and the LA Tri Club came to my aid and Outswimming Hunger became a reality.
I never attempted to cover such a distance in the pool before,
12-15 hours of swimming. I am facing a tough challenge but nothing compared to the desperate challenge some face in just obtaining life’s most basic necessity - food.
Join me in putting a dent in this ongoing crisis!
I thank YOU, from the bottom of my heart and hope to see you there.