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Guy O'Leary is Swimming a Mile a Day in May Again To Raise Funds for Cancer Charities

1st May 2021
Guy O’Leary, who underwent a year of cancer treatment is challenging himself again to swim a mile each day during the month of May
Guy O’Leary, who underwent a year of cancer treatment is challenging himself again to swim a mile each day during the month of May.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour sailor Guy O'Leary is repeating last year's swim for charity endeavour this morning when he swims a mile each day during the month of May to raise funds for Cancer charities.

Like last year, he will be joined each day during the month by supporters that will complete the mile challenge.

In all, 70 swimmers from around the world will swim the mile and support the fundraising effort. Last year O'Leary raised €85,000 for cancer research.

As regular Afloat readers will know, O'Leary himself survived the disease after a year of treatment himself as he describes here.

The scene last year when Guy O'Leary was congratulated by friend and supports after completing his swim at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour   The scene last year when Guy O'Leary (centre) was congratulated by friends and supporters after completing his month of May swim at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour  

Guy's fundraising page is now live at www.mileadayinmay.org you can choose to donate to Cancer Research UK or The Irish Cancer Society.

The website also has a link at the bottom of the page to Instagram if you would like to follow the day-to-day progress of the challenge!

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