Friday, December 14, 2012

Cardinals help fight cancer with Hour of Power Relay

By Regina Barbosa
News Editor

The Saint Mary’s University Swimming and Diving team swam against sarcoma cancer last month in the sixth annual Hour of Power Relay.

According to Coach Eric Lindquist, the Cardinals devote their practice time for the event each year, which raises awareness and money to support research for sarcoma research at the Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago.

The Hour of Power began in 2006, after Carleton College swimmer Ted Mullin passed away from the rare form of soft-tissue cancer that affects young adults. According to Lindquist, Mullin’s favorite workout at practice was a one-hour relay. In honor of his memory, his family created the Ted Mullin Hour of Power Relay. 

About 160 teams with a total of over 8,000 athletes participated in the relay event, which takes place in pools all across the country and internationally as well, according to Lindquist.

Members of the Mullin family came to the Jules Gernes Pool at SMU to thank the participants of the relay and cheer them on during the event.

More information about the Ted Mullin Hour of Power Relay can be found at

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