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Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research

Join us for the Ninth Annual Hour of Power!

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Registration is now open!

2014 Registration and Information:

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DONATE at TedMullinFund.org

Quick Facts

Who: All collegiate, high school, club, masters, and other interested swimming & diving teams. Dryland teams are also welcome.

What: "Hour of Power" Relay in honor of Carleton College swimmer Ted Mullin, who passed away in the fall of 2006 from sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer. Funds raised through this event support research at the University of Chicago Medicine into the causes and treatment of sarcoma in young people. When the event began in 2006, 15 teams joined together to raise team spirit, sarcoma awareness and $11,000. By 2013, participation included 167 teams and 8,100 athletes, who combined to raise $76,500 for the Fund. In its first eight years the Hour of Power has raised almost $500,000.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 5 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Central or 5 p.m. Mountain/4 p.m. Pacific (or on a date or time convenient to your program)

Where: Your program's Home Pool

Details

The ninth annual "Leave it in the Pool" event features an “hour-of-power” relay practice on Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. EST/4 p.m. CST or 5 p.m. MST/ 4 p.m. PST. The set is one of the Carleton College Knights’ favorites and the team felt it would be an appropriate memorial to Ted to run a “Leave it in the Pool” practice consisting of continuous relays, any stroke, all-out swimming, for an hour, with the objective of keeping all lanes in each pool on the same length.

(Click here for a description of the “Leave it in the Pool – Hour of Power” Relay Swim Set)

Swimming the "Hour of Power" simultaneously across the country on one afternoon adds to the spirit and fun of the relay. However, those teams unable to participate at the scheduled date/times are encouraged to hold a relay event whenever possible.

The participants in the event are asked to gather donations for the Ted Mullin Fund for Pediatric Sarcoma Research at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. Checks should be made payable to "FJC/Ted Mullin Fund" with the team name in the memo line, and mailed to the Ted Mullin Fund, P.O. Box 437, Winnetka, IL 60093-0437. Donations may also be made online. All donations made to the Ted Mullin Fund are tax deductible to the extent allowed by United States law.

We encourage participation to raise team spirit and sarcoma awareness whether or not your program is able to fund raise.

About the Ted Mullin Fund for Pediatric Sarcoma Research

Where Does the Money Go?

Money raised acts as seed funding for the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) pediatric sarcoma research program. The Ted Mullin Fund has supported research into novel chemotherapy/biology agents for sarcomas, new ways to administer chemotherapy in this disease, techniques to visualize more accurately the tumor response in the patient, novel genomics strategies to identify high-risk sarcoma patients, molecular techniques to personalize therapy to maximize benefit while reducing treatment-related toxicity and treatments for metastatic or resistant disease that use the patient’s own immune system to attack residual tumors.

Each summer, the UCM hosts Ted Mullin Fund Scholars in pediatric cancer laboratories, giving collegiate Ted Mullin “Hour of Power” participants an opportunity to advance their interest in science and cancer biology during a 10-week program.

UCM is celebrating the second anniversary of the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program that initially focused on leukemia and sarcoma, and now has added lymphoma to the program. Future plans include, in collaboration with other national programs, the establishment of a consortium to facilitate more rapid development and availability of new molecular and biologic therapeutics.

For more information: Contact Rick Mullin, info@TedMullinFund.org, 847-971-5003

Participation Facts & Figures

Year

2014** 2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Total Teams 178 167 171 160 146 134 104 55 15
Athletes* 8500 8100 8300 8000 6979 6471 5983 3092 --
Colleges 105 108 111 107 102 103 85 46 --
High Schools 24 18 27 19 16 11 8 4 --
Club Teams 34 37 27 27 21 17 9 4 --
International 3 4 6 7 7 3 2 1 --

 

*estimated figures

**updated as of November 18th, 2014