Brittany to swim through the night for cancer research

Brittany to swim through the night for cancer research

McCullough Robertson Lawyers has thrown their support behind Senior Associate Brittany Parker who will swim for nine hours through the night to raise vital funds for cancer research.

Ms Parker first participated in the Smiling for Smiddy 10km Swim Challenge in 2013. She doubled her effort to complete 20km in 2015 and this year, will complete 30km (600 laps of a 50 metre pool).

Commencing her swim at midnight on Saturday 20 August, Ms Parker will be in the pool at least five hours before the other swimmers arrive to complete their 10km.

McCullough Robertson today hosted a Dress Down Day and morning tea to support Smiling for Smiddy, which was founded by Mark ‘Sharky’ Smoothy after losing his good mate, Adam Smiddy to cancer in 2006.

Mr Smoothy, who attended the morning tea, paid tribute to Ms Parker and McCullough Robertson for their ongoing support of the foundation.

“Over the past ten years the Smiddy community has raised more than $6 million to fund a range of potentially life-changing projects for those suffering from melanoma, prostate, ovarian and breast cancer,” said Mr Smoothy.

The challenge is close to Ms Parker’s heart, each year dedicating the swim to her father, who passed away from cancer on 21 August four years ago.

“Swimming was something that I shared with my dad. It means a lot to me to undertake this challenge in his honour,” said Ms Parker.

Ms Parker will swim the English Channel in July 2017. The 34 kilometre swim will take between 12 and 14 hours, in water temperatures of around 15 degrees.

In June this year she swam as support crew for her friend’s successful English Channel crossing.

Show your support for Brittany and Smiling for Smiddy at: http://www.fundraiseformater.org.au/brittanyparker

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For further information contact:
Jodie Leckenby
07 3233 8584
jleckenby@mccullough.com.au

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