In Photos: Breaststroke 4 Breast Cancer
  • Midway through the event, the announcer calls for a “10-second dance party,” just as “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers blasts over the speakers.
  • One swimmer watches their teammate conquer the relay as they waits for their turn to dive in.
  • Upon arrival, swimmers check-in at the front table.
  • Two young attendees pick out their treats from the bake sale table.
  • The bake sale has homemade items, like pink sprinkle cupcakes, and purchased treats, such as oversized scones from Great Harvest Bread Company.
  • Attendees bid on various items, from a basketball to SoulCycle classes, in the silent auction.
  • All donations go toward breast cancer research and education programs sponsored by the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation.
  • The crowd mingles around the pool as the relay continues in full swing. This year’s event is expected to bring at least $8,000 in donations for the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation.
  • One swimmer comes to the end of their lap, showing off their butterfly stroke.
Photos by Elissa Gray / North by Northwestern

Cupcakes, pink swim caps and smiles galore: At the sixth annual Breaststroke 4 Breast Cancer event on Friday, students, faculty and community members joined together to raise money for the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation. Northwestern Women’s Swimming and Diving hosted the event at the Norris Aquatic Center. Attendees competed in a relay-style race against elite athletes, indulged in an an assortment of pink treats and participated in a silent auction, all to support a greater cause.


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