Tuesday, October 1, 2013

More Virtual Meters Swam for Soren

The University of North Carolina Wilmington and University of Tennessee swim teams dedicated their open water swim to Soren‏ on September 28.

They added an additional 400,000 meters to the 1,020,683 meters so far compiled for Soren. You can read about it here.

Kennzie, a daughter of one of Erika's teammates at MSU, swam 92,160 meters with her senior group. She is also raising money for Soren by selling hair bows 

Kennzie is the second from the left in the picture above.

The hair bows that Kennzie is selling to raise money for Soren. 

The current tally is 1,512,843 meters for Soren. Pretty rad!!! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

One Million Meters for Soren Virtual Swimmers

We had quite a few virtual swimmers swim for Soren.

Soren's Aunt Nicole and Cousin Ayla swam for him on Sunday. Little Ayla swam 300 meters with her mom swimming 4,200.

Nicole's teammate and a few of her friends swam 18,700 metes for Soren in Florida! 

Barbara swam 3/4 of a mile for Soren. 

Great Bay Masters swam their swim for Soren prior to the event so that they could come and volunteer at the event.

Kirsten got a great action shot in her swim for Soren early Sunday morning

Phillip Exeter Academy Water Polo teams swam 94,708 meters for Soren

Andrew, Patty, and Mark swam in Baxter Lake for Soren. 

Elijah Towne swam for Soren!

The Greenwood Masters swimmers each swam 10,000 meters for Soren. David and Laura decided to come up to Dover to swim the last of their 10,000 meters with the crowds at Jenny Thompson Pool. 

If you swam for Soren and haven't submitted your picture yet, you can still do so at onemillionmetersforsoren@hotmail.com! Thank you to everyone who swam virtually! It is so awesome that you were willing to do that for a little boy and his family! 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

One Million Meters for Soren, the Virtual edition

We are offering a "virtual" component of the One Million Meters for Soren swim as both Erika and Vaughn grew up outside of New Hampshire and have many swimming friends from back home. Plus, one million meters is over 650 miles and that is a lot of miles in one Sunday afternoon.

If you would like to swim for Soren, go to your local swimming hole, a pool will work as well, and swim for as long as you want and as far as you want. Then, have a picture taken of you with a piece of paper or a whiteboard with your name, how far you swam and an inspirational message for Soren. Send that picture to OneMillionMetersforSoren@hotmail.com. We'll post the pictures here and on the Facebook event page.

If you are able to collect donations or sponsors, please send the money via paypal or to:

Jennifer Priester
One Million Meters for Soren
75 New Hampshire Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

If you have any questions, please email them to OneMillionMetersforSoren@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Swim Caps

Due to the generosity of a family, the swim caps have been paid for. Thus all registration and sponsorship money will be going to Soren's family! Great news!! With that being said, only a limited number were ordered. The first 40 people who register for the event will be guaranteed a cap! Make sure you register now!! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Support Soren through Paypal

If you would like to pay your $5 minimum donation now, please click the "Donate" button below. Once you fill in either your Paypal account information or credit card information, you will have a chance to review the information prior to donate. If you are contributing for someone else, please enter the information in the "Special Instructions for Recipient". This will ensure that the money is tracked to the correct person.

You can also bring $5 with you to the pool when you swim.

There is no penalty for donating more and this will go towards your total fundraising amount. 

One Million Meters for Soren Details

Cancer has struck the Seacoast Swimming Community. 6 year-old Soren, who swims for Seacoast, was recently diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma. This is a fairly aggressive yet often treatable form of Lymphoma. His whole family is immersed in the swimming community since his mother is the Masters swim coach at UNH and his father is a frequent pool visitor during his Ironman training.

What better way to rally around a young swimmer but to come together as a community and swim as many laps as possible. The goal is to get as many people to swim as many laps as possible with the hope to reach One Million Meters. We welcome you to come and swim at the Jenny Thompson pool in Dover starting at noon on September 8 and swim as many laps as you can. You can swim for an hour or two or three or four. All abilities are welcome. There will be lifeguards on deck as well as many talented coaches who can offer technique help if wanted.

This family is going to have many expenses on the road ahead. Soren has a younger brother and his parents will be traveling back and forth between Dover and Boston to make sure that Soren gets the best treatment possible. There will be times that they might need to stay at a hotel before an early morning hospital visit, gas to and from, tolls, parking, wear and tear on a car that could travel 140 miles in a day, food while they are in the hospital, etc. The ultimate goal of this event is to raise as much money as possible for this family so that they can focus completely on keeping Soren laughing, smiling, getting and staying healthy.

Please take a moment and register for this event. If you would like to make a donation now, you can do so with Paypal. You can also bring donations to the pool at the event.

Since we are all swimmers and all competitors, there will be a prize for the person who fund-raises the most. So print out the sponsor form, grab an envelope and start raising funds.

Thank you for your interest! Make sure to spread the word. The more the merrier!!

If you have any questions about the swim-a-thon, email OneMillionMetersforSoren@hotmail.com. If you are a local business and you would like to sponsor this event, please email OneMillionMetersforSoren@hotmail.com.