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Negaunee – The 8th annual Swim Teal Lake for Diabetes, a 2.25 mile swim across Teal Lake, will be held on Saturday, July 30 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Negaunee beach and ending at the Al Quaal beach in Ishpeming. A safety briefing for all swimmers and volunteer paddlers will be held at 8:45 a.m.
Special guest this year will be 2000 Summer Olympic silver medalist Coralie Simmons. Swim Teal Lake for Diabetes is a fundraiser supported by Bell Hospital for the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network’s many projects, including Camp UPeninsulin. Camp is an annual event for U.P. children ages 9 to 15 with diabetes. Fundraisers such as Swim Teal Lake help UPDON provide free or affordable programs and projects for the benefit of U.P. residents.
Anyone interested in providing paddle support or donating to Swim Teal Lake may call UPDON at 228-9203. For more information or to register online for the swim, visit teallakeswim.com. For more information about UPDON, visit www.diabetesinmichigan.org or call the UPDON office.