Check out this amazing video about the Little Falls Penguins most recent swim for Hydrocephalus!
Once again, the mighty Penguins of the Little Falls Swim Team have risen to the challenge!
Braving temperatures of up to 105 degrees on land, this wonderful group of swimmers from Bethesda, MD have taken to the water to raise funding and awareness for Hydrocephalus.
More than 60 swimmers participated in this years fantastic fundraiser, and they have already raised more than $5,000! Support them here!!!!
Thank you, Little Falls!
Penguins to Swim for Hydrocephalus in 2016!
That’s right! On July 14th of this year the Little Falls Swim Team of Bethesda, Maryland will take to the water to Swim for Hydrocephalus Research for an amazing 5th year in a row!
This phenomenal group of age-group swimmers, coaches (and parents) will generously put aside their individual and team goals on this day as they dedicate one whole practice to raising awareness and research funds in support of those currently living with hydrocephalus! The team also swims in of a former teammate who passed from complications of this devastating disease!
In addition to completing the Swim, and raising funds, throughout the summer, (under the guidance of parent coordinator Sarah Farnsworth), the Team will take part in all sort of activities designed to increase the Teams understanding of the condition and to spread awareness in the community and beyond. They will be: learning about hydrocephalus, hearing stories about and wearing bracelets in memory or honor of children and adults with the condition, making cards for patients in hospitals around the country, selling “hydrate for hydrocephalus” water bottles at meets, and generally spreading the word of the critical need for increased hydrocephalus research!
Team Hydro could not be more proud of this great group of swimmers, coaches and parents! We are honored to have Penguins in our Team Hydro family!!
We wish you great luck in your season, and in your efforts to support Hydrocephalus Research!
Go Team Hydro! Go Little Falls!
Together, let’s FUND a cure!
To learn more about the Little Falls Swim for Hydrocephalus, see the Little Falls page on this site.
You can Donate to the Penguin Swim here:http://teamhydro.kintera.org/
Dear Team Hydro,
This year has been a wonderful one for Team Hydro, including an exciting announcement that we will sponsor four new grants for innovation in Hydrocephalus research. The work sponsored by these grants will have immediate applications in both basic research and therapeutic development and validation.
To all who contributed to making these grants a reality — be it via donation, swimming, or spreading the word to others — please accept our sincerest thanks.
As the year draws to a close, please consider making a calendar year-end donation! As always, donations are tax-deductible, are promised to go 100% to research, and will help make a difference in the lives of millions of people — last chance to support in 2015!!
The Finlayson Family
Some 40 Team Hydro swimmers raced across the Boston Harbor today in one of our most successful swims to date!
Harbor HydroSharks included a developmental neurobiologist from Harvard who specializes in Hydrocephalus-related work, medical students and researchers from Harvard Medical school and MIT, industry experts at pharmaceutical companies Biogen and Genentech, competitive triathletes, nurses, employees of the Harvard Business School, and family members of Hydrocephalus patients!
Team Hydro was also well represented on the award podium, with third time Team Hydro swimmer Thomas Norris coming in second for the swim overall, and nearly 10 swimmers receiving medals in their individual age groups.
Most importantly, funding and much awareness was raised for this important cause. (But we’re not done yet — donate here! tinyurl.com/THdonate2015)
THANK YOU to all who made today great, and stay tuned for further updates and pictures from this wonderful event!
Team Hydro is proud to announce it will sponsor one or more 2015 Innovator Awards through the Hydrocephalus Association Network for Discovery Science (H.A.N.D.S).
Applications for the Awards have been solicited and submitted. Awards will be announced in mid-October!
More info on H.A.N.D.S. and the Innovator Awards can be found here: