SHE DID IT!
On August 3rd Jill Yoneda completed her record breaking swim across the Georgia Strait. A swim totalling 80km, lasting just over 25 hours!! Thank you so much to everyone who has followed her story, donated to her campaign, and sent well wishes from around the world. We are so grateful for all of your support.
Jill has a personal message of gratitude that she wanted to share with you:
"Swimming for Canuck Place was a real honour for me especially after visiting the children and staff, and meeting some of the families who are part of the Canuck Place Program. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart, for helping support me and my swim and in turn, supporting Canuck Place."
With your support, over $16,000 (and counting) has been raised for Canuck Place Children's Hospice!
By supporting Jill, you've already made an incredible impact in the lives of over 728 children and families living with life-threatening illnesses across BC.
From our big and little hearts, thank you!
Jill has been drawn to water her whole life. Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Jill grew up training with swim clubs becoming a competitive swimmer at a young age.
Jill has always been courageous!
Despite numerous physical setbacks, including being diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, compartment syndrome, and a rare condition called Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome she has always continued to live life to the fullest. Even after more than 15 surgeries including three spinal disc implants, Jill is determined to remain active and continue living her passion.
This year, Jill will undertake her third marathon open water swim on August 3rd 2018, and the first double crossing swim across the Georgia Strait as she swims 70km - the distance from Nanaimo to Sechelt and back to Nanaimo. She has chosen to swim in support of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice to inspire courage in Canuck Place children with life-threatening illnesses. Canuck Place helps children and families find their courage and live life to the fullest. From medical respite care, art, music, and recreation therapy, to end-of-life care, Canuck Place is there to journey with families when they need it the most. All with the support of donors like you.
Your donation to Jill's campaign will go on to inspire courage in the lives of the more than 728 children on the Canuck Place provincial program.
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