Swimming Big for cancer research

ACRF supporter, Dave Fielding, recently competed in the Big Bay Swim. This 3.2km race from Port Melbourne to Williamstown is popular amongst swimmers ready for a challenge, with just 165 competitors taking on the race this year.

Like many people, Dave’s family had been affected by cancer, losing loved ones and supporting family and friends through the experience. He was also inspired by Lance Armstrong and his positive attitude to life despite having cancer. Dave himself summed up why he was fundraising for cancer research in saying – “I would like to see this thing gone”.

Dave took on the challenging swim despite some nerves prior to the race and completed in a great time of 1hour 13 minutes. With the weather creating some very choppy water, the race was hard work and made the participants thankful to hit the dry land in Williamstown.

Overall, Dave was “thrilled” with not only the swim, but also the generosity of those who contributed to his fundraising, helping to exceed his target.

Congrats to Dave on completing this challenge and a big thank you to all your generous supporters for raising over $2,000 for cancer research!

Interested in taking on a sporting challenge for cancer research? Check out our list of upcoming events.