As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

I was impacted by breast cancer after my own mother was diagnosed at age 36. She died from the disease at the age of 39.

As a nurse, I have always been interested in acute and curative medicine. When looking at charitable giving, I naturally drift toward health-related causes, however the business woman in me looks at organizations that are very effective in their mission. I have always had a strong desire to support breast cancer work. In my research, I found Terry Arnold and the IBC Network Foundation. I loved the mission of funding research for late stage inflammatory breast cancers. For several years, I have followed the progress of the Foundation and have been a supporter. I am excited to now be a member of the Board of Directors and assist in growing the organization and funding life changing research.

On Sunday, October 13, Texas Swim Academy is excited to host the Hunt For Hope – Katy. A family friendly scavenger hunt. We are trying to raise $50,000 to support the IBC research at MD Anderson. 100% of the money raised will go to this cause. To learn more about Inflammatory Breast Cancer and what we are doing, visit our website

Join us for the Hunt for Hope Katy and participate. You can set up your page on Reason2Race and fundraise! Your registration fee for the Hunt gets you an event shirt. It is $25 for adults and kids under 16 participate at no cost. 

Thank you for considering this wonderful cause.

Hope Always,

Kathleen McMordie


Texas Swim Academy is the best swim school near me offering result-oriented swimming lessons in Katy that cater to all ages and abilities. Our well-trained and experienced swimming instructors provide a variety of programs for infants through adulthood. For the little ones, we offer swimming lessons for babies and swimming lessons for toddlers focused on survival swimming skills to build a strong water safety foundation and foster water confidence at a young age. Once your child knows how to swim, our swim lessons for children will help refine techniques and build endurance, as the consistent practice of their swimming skills is an imperative part of becoming a strong swimmer. 

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