Back for a fourth year, Jim Cottam will be swimming the 20 mile long length of Lake Fontana on Saturday, September 23rd. He will be joined by Jeff Kirby and Dr. Chris Lechner, who may paddle board to the lake from Bryson City. In addition to the swimmers, Dewey Slusher and Benny Braden will be hiking the Lake Shore Trail along the northern shore through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to raise funds for the Hope Chest for Women. Benny Braden has hiked all of the trails in Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Dewey Slusher has hiked up to Mt. LeConte 241 times. This year, 10% of funds raised will be donated to Park Ridge Hospital’s Women’s Hope Unit, a behavioral health unit that has been instrumental in helping with the mental health of Jim’s daughter, Catherine.
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