Olympic Swimmers Help Raise Money for Cancer Research

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Peter Vanderkaay and Adolph Kiefer will appear at a Chicago area swim shop in an effort to raise money for sarcoma research.

To help raise money for cancer research Olympic gold medalists Peter Vanderkaay and Adolph Kiefer will be signing autographs between 2:00 and 3:00 pm on Friday, March 12th at the Kiefer Swim Shop located in Plaza Del Prado at 2747 Pfingsten Road, Glenview, Illinois. The public is invited to meet the Olympians, enjoy refreshments, and take advantage of special sales on swimwear and equipment.

During the signing event, monetary donations will be accepted for the Ted Mullin Sarcoma Research Fund. Established in memory of Ted Mullin, a 20-year-old Winnetka swimmer who passed away in September 2006, this fund directly benefits the University of Chicago pediatric sarcoma research program. Checks can be made payable to University of Chicago, Ted Mullin Fund.

In addition to the joint autograph session, the Olympians have individual fundraising efforts planned.

Vanderkaay, the middle-distance freestyle swimmer who won gold medals in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, will be participating in the “Hour of Power” swim-a-thon. This hour-long relay will take place from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on March 12th at Playdium pool, Glenview, Illinois. During the event, Vanderkaay will swim with local members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School’s Sharks swim team and Big Blue Swim School.

Kiefer, a backstroke swimmer who earned the gold medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, has dedicated his life to advocating swimming and safety through his Illinois-based swimming supply company, Adolph Kiefer and Associates, Inc. In support of sarcoma research, the Illinois-based company will be donating a portion of the proceeds on all purchases made at the Glenview Kiefer Swim Shop during the autograph signing.

According to Kiefer’s Website Manager Kelli Steenrod, the 91-year-old former Olympian continues to thrive in the public arena. “Adolph is an interesting guy with a lifetime of stories to tell. People just love watching his off-the-cuff daily videos on the Kiefer Facebook Fan Page. His fans will certainly enjoy chatting with Adolph in person.”

For more information regarding the signing event, visit the event page at http://www.kiefer.com or call the Glenview Kiefer Swim Shop at 847-400-5360.


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