Swimmer Chloe Mitchell Raises $2,200 for Breast Cancer Research
EL DORADO HILLS, California, October 3. Chloe Mitchell, a junior at St. Francis High School in Sacramento, Calif., as well as a member of the Davis-Arden Hills Racing Team (DART), recently completed her 2014 Caps for Cancer Fundraiser to the tune of $2,200 for breast cancer research. All proceeds are donated to the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Cancer research department.
In 2010, Mitchell had two family friends lose their mothers to breast cancer, leading her to wanting to do something more than just be a warm shoulder to cry on for her friends. With breast cancer survivors and those currently fighting the disease in mind, she established a Caps for Cancer fundraiser with her former team the Sierra Marlins. That program still continues to this day.
In 2012, Mitchell joined Arden Hills Swimming right before it merged with Davis Aquatics to create DART. After taking a bit of time to settle in, Mitchell started up another Caps for Cancer campaign with her new teammates as they work to raise funds for the project.
The most recent fundraiser took place in late August and early September, with members of the team now wearing the caps every day at practice and at every swim meet through October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Via Telegraph Oct 2010:
Chloe Mitchell wanted to do something for women who have battled or who are currently battling breast cancer.
With the help of four friends on the Sierra Marlins swim team, Mitchell and the girls have raised nearly $2,000 for the UC Davis Breast Cancer Research Center through the sales of black silicon swim caps with the pink Sierra Marlins logo on them.
The team will be wearing them in the pool throughout the month of October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“My friend’s mom died last year of breast cancer and I put pink extensions in my hair for her and I figured if I did that for her, I wanted to try to do something else while incorporating my swim team,” the 12-year-old 7th grader at St. John’s Notre Dame School in Folsom said.
“I wanted to sell a cap to everyone on our team. We have about 200 members and I think we’ve sold about 150 caps.” Teammates Sophie Weber, 16, Mikayla Winkler, 16, Emily Peters, 12 and Taylor Lehr, 14, helped Mitchell sell the caps. Weber and Winkler are juniors at Granite Bay High and Vista del Lago, respectively, while Peters is a seventh grader at Sutter Middle School and Lehr is a freshman at Ponderosa High School.
The girls are proud to be involved in something of this nature that is so much bigger than just what’s going on in their lives and helps so many people.” “It’s been amazing,” Winkler said before Weber finished her thought, “to know that this is going to something good.” Mitchell’s dad, Sean, is proud of his daughter and the girls.
“It’s great that the girls are interested in more than the latest TMZ report,” Mitchell said. “It’s great for young kids to be involved in something like this. It builds character and they got a great result from it.” See more here: http://www.folsomtelegraph.com/article/swimmers-cap-fundraiser-cancer-research
Philip Wood • The Telegraph
Sophie Weber, Mikayla Winkler, Chloe Mitchell, Emily Peters and Taylor Lehr wear the swim caps they sold to raise money for the UC Davis Breast Cancer Research Center.