Dartmouth College's Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Team will join thousands of athletes from other collegiate and club teams across the world to celebrate the 13th Annual Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research. The Dartmouth Swim Team is excited to flood the pool area with positive energy as they spend an hour leaving everything they have in the pool in honor of those fighting cancer, cancer survivors, and those whom cancer took away too soon, with an overarching goal to spread sarcoma awareness.
Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma
Ended November 13
The Hour of Power event honors those who are fighting or have succumbed to cancer. It
originated as way to remember former Carleton College swimmer and captain Edward H. "Ted"
Mullin, who passed away from synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer that disproportionately affects children and young adults, in September of 2006. The annual swimming relay done in Ted’s honor has grown from 15 teams in its first year to over 180 international teams and more than 8,600 athletes in recent years. Participating teams engage in continuous relays of any stroke for a full hour of all-out swimming, utilizing teamwork to try to keep all the lanes in the pool on the same lap. This requires maximal effort and non-stop high energy for the duration of a full hour.
We invite you to drop by the pool stands at any point during our Hour of Power to see what this
event is all about, cheer on the athletes, and share in our team’s energy as they ‘leave it in the
pool’ for the fight against cancer!
In the Hour of Power’s first twelve years, participating teams have raised over $738,000 to support research at the University of Chicago examining the causes and treatment of sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer. The funds have been used for a variety of projects that evaluate the genetic basis of sarcomas, the identification of novel markers of disease diagnosis or progression, and the development of new small molecule and cell therapies for resistant disease. Each summer, the University of Chicago hosts Ted Mullin Fund scholars, offering four Hour of Power participants an opportunity to advance their interest in medicine and cancer research by spending 10 weeks in a laboratory under the mentorship of a pediatric cancer researcher within the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, at the University of Chicago.