WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue students support Breast Cancer Awareness Month Saturday afternoon with marathon swim.
More than 200 students registered for the 3rd Annual Breaststroke for Hope at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
The hour-long swim-a-thon raised money for educating women on breast health and funding mammograms for women.
Taryn Gerson, President of Breaststroke for Hope, said the event has grown so much in three years that they will be introducing the event to the University of Idaho next month,
"Last year we had over 300 on deck, which was a little much. It was chaotic so we had to cut it back. Possibly in the coming years, we'll run different hour sessions," said Gerson
For their donations, participants received free pink goggles and swim caps.
Gerson said they hope to raise $5,000-$10,000 during Saturday's event.
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