Greensboro, NC - Close to 200 Lake Jeanette Lightning swimmers are trying to raise $20,000 for cancer research.
Swimmers from the ages of 4 to 18 gathered at the Lake Jeanette Swim and Tennis Club Thursday, to swim for cancer. The event was called "Swim for Cancer Pancake Breakfast."
So far, the team has raised more than $13,000. The team's top fundraiser, 11 year-old Ava Dodge has raised more than $10,000 for the cause.
This year is Dodge's fifth year swimming for cancer. She was a little shy at the pool and didn't want to speak. But News 2 spoke to Dodge's mother at the event.
"I'm just so grateful for everyone who gave to the cause. Most everyone has donated in memory of my husband Paul Dodge. And my daugther is really striving to find a cure," said Alison Dodge, mother of Ava Dodge.
The Lake Jeanette Swim and Tennis (L.J.S.T) in North Carolina are competing against 21 other swim teams raising money for American Cancer Society in Greensboro. And in 2011 L.J.S.T. came in 2nd.
For more information, visit Swim For Cancer - Webpage & Donate on Ava's Personal Page