Leisl’s big swim for melanoma research

Leisl Holterman, Centenary's Fundraising Coordinator

Leisl Holterman, Centenary's Fundraising Coordinator, with her brother Greg after swimming 2km in the Cole Classic.

Last Sunday, Centenary’s Fundraising Coordinator, Leisl Holterman, braved a strong swell at Manly Beach to swim two kilometres in the ocean while raising funds for melanoma research at the very institute she works for.

Leisl finished the race in 47 minutes and came 54th out of 95 in her age group, an amazing feat given that she has never swum in the ocean before.

But what she is most proud of, is raising $1,300 for melanoma research at Centenary because the cause is close to her heart.

“Given my brother’s two very close calls with stage four melanoma, I wanted to raise as much as I possibly could for this important work to give people like Greg the best possible chance, Leisl said.

“It was really challenging with such a large swell and knowing where to swim, but thankfully the other girls were helpful in the water.”

You can still donate to Leisl’s swim to support melanoma research at Centenary Institute but visiting her Everyday Hero page.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laurel-Holterman/630993946 Laurel Holterman

    I hope that Centenary Institute realise what a dedicated and talented Fundraiser they have in Leisl. We are so proud of her and her achievements – she is a wonderful daughter and sister. Laurel Holterman

    • centenarynews

      Dear Laurel

      Thank you for your lovely comment! We, too, are so proud of her achievements… that Leisl swam the long distance having never done it in the ocean… and then being so personally motivated to raise so much money. It is amazing!