Tamsin and Erin’s story: We are raising money for ESCA CancerSupport by jumping in the lake on Sunday, 20 December…and swimming as far as we can! We have both experienced first-hand the difficulties of having a loved one diagnosed with cancer.
In April 2018, Tamsin’s husband, Rob, was suddenly and terrifyingly diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. He spent months in hospital receiving life saving, and life threatening, treatment.
In August 2018 a donor match was found and Rob received a stem cell transplant. During these long months Tamsin battled taking care of three young children, traveling to and from hospitals, parking at CHUV!!, fear, loneliness, exhaustion and more. The team at ESCA CS provided constant care and access to wonderful support. Thank you, amazing ESCA CS.
Erin’s mom Ursula was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2017. Erin and her family were lucky enough to visit Ursula at her home in Canada several times as she was undergoing treatment, but her condition worsened in the summer of 2020. Travelling back and forth to Canada wasn’t easy in the middle of a global pandemic, and Erin is grateful for the support she received from ESCA CS both before and after her mother’s death.
Tamsin and Erin met in August 2020 and have been swimming together every week since, whatever the weather!
We swim in solidarity with anyone affected by cancer. We swim for the friends and family of those affected by cancer, and for the health care professionals who support them. By swimming together, we are celebrating the communities and relationships that become even more important when cancer enters our lives.
Please support our swim by giving what you can! Or come and join us in the water on Sunday, 20 December. We’ll be swimming at 2pm at the Plage de la Bécassine in Versoix, but do join us from anywhere along the lake!