HUNTERSVILLE – A pair of Mount Mourne IB School students are organizing a Breaststroke 4 Hope fundraiser to benefit the Women’s Breast Health Initiative.

Both students compete on the Lowes Lightning Competitive Swim team and have close family affected by cancer.

Caroline Kotterer’s mom was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer a couple of years ago. Carson Fielding’s mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, as well.

The Breaststroke 4 Hope swim-a-thon consists of five- or six-person teams competing to swim the most laps and raise the most money.

Proceeds support the Women’s Breast Health Initiative, which provides women without health insurance free mammograms by providing vouchers to local hospital or bringing mobile mammogram vans into their neighborhoods. 

The event takes place 1-3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville..

Swim-a-thon participants wear a pink swim cap to support the event. Swimmers use a breaststroke on the first lap to honor the cause. 

Details: ckotterer@yahoo.com or 704-830-8664 & rfielding1@earthlink.net or 704-230-5322.