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SAFELY OUT™ “Swim for Life” Taking Place at Folsom Aquatics Center on June 25
SAFELY OUT™ “Swim for Life” Taking Place at Folsom Aquatics Center on June 25

WHAT:
Swim-A-Thon and more to raise funds for SAFELY OUT™ disaster evacuation kits.

WHEN:
Saturday, June 25, 2010 – 11:00 am to 12:30pm

WHO:
Volunteer swimmers of all ages, swim teams/clubs, other Citizen Voice/SAFELY OUT™ project supporters, including major supporting sponsors: Hanson McClain and ExxonMobil.

WHERE:
Folsom Aquatic Center (Map)
1200 Riley Street
Folsom, CA 95630-2614

WHY:
With its mission to help protect the vulnerable during disasters, Citizen Voice’s SAFELY OUT™ Project has produced and distributed 75,000 SAFELY OUT™ Kits. These simple kits provide valuable tools which help evacuees move to safety and alert rescuers to the need for emergency assistance.

All funds raised from the SAFELY OUT™ Swim for Life event will be used to produce and distribute these emergency evacuation kits to the vulnerable in the Sacramento region, as well as throughout California as the program rolls out state and nationwide. Every $10,000 raised will provide 1,000 new SAFELY OUT™ kits.

HOW:
SAFELY OUT™ Swim for Life “Swim-A-Thon” will raise money by inviting individuals, friends, family members and businesses to pledge a contribution for each lap or pledge a flat donation for the complete swim. Master swimmer Bill Romanelli, vice president at APCO Worldwide, and dozens of others from the Sacramento community will swim to collect sponsorship pledges. Romanelli promises to swim an entire 10K (approximately 200 laps, in the Olympic sized 50-meter pool) in a single session. Individual community members, swim teams, and others are invited to swim alongside Romanelli for one lap or dozens.

Website for more information: http://www.citizenvoice.org/events/swim_for_life.html

About SAFELY OUT™
SAFELY OUT™ Kits may be ordered through www.CitizenVoice.org. A suggested $10 contribution per Kit is requested. Kits are also sponsored by local agencies, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and businesses and distributed for free to the vulnerable, especially to those with limited means.

About Citizen Voice
Citizen Voice is a 501C3 nonprofit, nonpartisan movement with a mission to inspire, inform and involve citizens in the public arena on behalf of all, especially the vulnerable. Citizen Voice fulfills its mission by fostering active participation in the public arena as well as involving citizens in both practical immediate intervention and work towards long-term changes that protect the vulnerable. For more information on Citizen Voice, visit www.CitizenVoice.org.

Questions? Contact Liz Jackson (916) 503-3194 or Andrew Bradley (916) 572-3443 or email them at swimforlife@citizenvoice.org

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