Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Swim for Hope?
A: Swim for Hope is a 12-hour continuous swim relay where participants collect individual and corporate sponsors.
Q: What is the purpose of Swim for Hope?
A: The purpose of this event is to raise money for the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and the swim clubs who are members of Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador (SNL). The members of SNL want to make a contribution to the community while creating awareness of the sport of competitive swimming in our community. This special event provides a fun, challenging, competitive community event which involves the swimmers of eleven provincial swim clubs.
Q: Where does the money go?
A: Proceeds received will be divided 50/50 between the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation and each swim club involved.
Q: What is the Community Challenge and how can our company become involved?
A: What a wonderful way to give back to your community, make new friends and have fun outside of the workplace! You can obtain information on the community challenge from any swimmer or by contacting the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation or Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador.
Q: What does the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation raise money for?
A: The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation raises funds for the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in St. John’s with regional programs in St. Anthony, Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, Gander and Labrador City. All contributions to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation remain in our province and are uses to enhance regional programs close to the patient’s home, develop a patient and family support fund, support treatment programs and services, and purchase state-of-the-art cancer treatment equipment.
Q: Is the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation a registered charity?
A: Yes. Our charitable business number is 86250 7977 RR0001
Q: Will I receive a charitable income tax receipt for my gift?
A: Yes, tax receipts will be provided for gifts of $20.00 or greater providing that we are supplied with your complete mailing address.
Q: What is Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador?
A: Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador is the Provincial governing body for competitive swimming in our province. . The work of SNL includes: registering swimmers both provincially and nationally, training of officials, hosting training camps, hosting of provincial championships, sanctioning competitions in the province and overseeing the programs of the Canada Games and the Newfoundland and Labrador Games
Q: Who should I make my cheque payable to?
A: Please make your cheque payable to "Swim for Hope" and mail it to:
Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL A1B 3V6
Q: Can I make a gift by telephone?
A: Yes. Please call (709) 777-7589. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Q: Can I donate online?
A: Yes, online donations are accepted. To donate go to www.swimforhope.ca.