Starting at 4PM on 8/29, Marian will be swimming 24-hours non-stop along the Wilmette, IL shoreline. Track her progress live here.

My name is Marian Cardwell and I'm endeavoring to complete The Great Diabetes Swim across Lake Michigan in August 2021* for the Chicago Diabetes Project (CDP), a type 1 diabetes research foundation. The 108-mile trek from Chicago, IL to Grand Haven, MI would be the longest unassisted open water swim, and I anticipate it may take about 70 hours of nonstop swimming. Please join me in supporting type 1 diabetes research and all of the #Type1Tough people out there!

100% of of the donations will go towards funding a cure through the Chicago Diabetes Project.

*Due to COVID-19, I have decided to defer the swim from August 2020 to August 2021 in order to keep my crew safe.


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