SWIM ACROSS THE SOUND MEMORIAL SERVICE
St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound cancer charity will sponsor the 21st Annual Memorial Service on Sunday, August 5, at 8:30 a.m. at Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The event is free of charge and open to all who have lost a loved one to cancer regardless of hospital affiliation.
The service provides an opportunity to heal and acknowledge the importance and contribution of every life.
Highlighting the service will be the reading of the names of deceased loved ones submitted by participants, followed by the symbolic scattering of sunflowers (representing each person) onto Long Island Sound. The service will also include prayer, musical tributes by bagpiper P. Thomas Landry, the “Just Voices Chorus,” a soloist, inspirational readings by St. Vincent’s leadership and oncology staff, an honor guard from the Knights of Columbus, and a symbolic candle-lighting ceremony.
Refreshments will be served after the service (no longer than one hour) and will be held rain or shine. The facility is handicapped-accessible. For more information, please contact Lucinda Ames of St. Vincent’s Mission Services at 475-210-5550 or Lames@ascension.org.