Thursday, July 21, 2011

P&D student to swim English Channel

Cheyanne Boddicker, currently on campus in her second year of study with the M.A. in Philanthropy and Development program, will be leaving the day after the 2011 campus residency for Dover, England. In early August, she will attempt to swim the English Channel in an effort to raise funds and awareness for cancer research at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

It is a 19-nautical-mile swim, but with unforeseen weather and current patterns, the swim could end up being 22-30 miles. It could take 12 or more hours to complete.
The campaign is called “Crossing for a Cure” and as a part of this campaign, she is currently doing a mini-project called “The Union Hawk Project,” in which donors sign the name of a loved one who has fought cancer to a U of I Hawkeye flag, which will be on the boat that accompanies Cheyanne across the channel.
For more information, go to and “like” the Crossing for a Cure Facebook page.