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Team Hydro

Team Hydro’s Commitment to Curing Hydrocephalus Receives National Attention

Featured in Forbes, Team Hydro, now in it’s ninth year, has raised $546,335 for hydrocephalus research.

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Swimming with the Sharks!

Team Hydro 2013 completed their 1.5 mile grueling, cold, open water of the San Francisco Bay to raise awareness and research funds for hydrocephalus.

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2012 WALKs and Special Events – The Year in Review

The Hydrocephalus Association had a successful year of WALKS and Special Events, thanks to the dedication of our WALK and Special Event Chairs. A look back at our 2012 events…

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As Simple as a WALK Around the Block!

So you don’t have a local Hydrocephalus Association WALK? Don’t worry – we have a way you, too, can participate in this HA WALK season – the Virtual WALK. Or challenge yourself as part of our Extreme Athlete program.

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Special Volunteers Conducting Special Events!

By Randi Corey, National Director of Special Events As the year winds down Hydrocephalus Association would like to recognize those volunteers who conduct fundraising events for HA throughout the year.  These volunteers initiate the event, plan and organize it, market it and implement it – and all in support of HA’s mission!  These special events […]

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Team Hydro Takes Their Goggles to Chicago

On August 20th, 2011 Team Hydro will participate in the first annual Lake Michigan Sharkfest Swim in downtown Chicago. The team will race in memory of Kate Finlayson, who passed away in November of 2010 from complications related to her hydrocephalus. Funds raised from the team’s efforts support the Kate Finlayson Memorial Research Grant which […]

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In Memory of Kate

On November 27, Kate Finlayson passed away due to complications from hydrocephalus and the many surgeries she endured to combat it.  She was, and remains, an inspiration for all of us dedicated to furthering the fight against hydrocephalus. Just 26 years old, Kate underwent more than 130 surgeries in an ongoing struggle to manage her […]

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Hydrocephalus – Team Hydro Speaks Up

by Pete Finlayson There is an old story about a beach.  It was the morning after a storm and the water had retreated back to its usual levels.  A young man was jogging on this beach.  He moved quickly and athletically along the sand, watching the waves crashing on his left as he ran.  On […]

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Sharkfest by Sarah Oxford

“Make sure to stay calm, have fun and focus on your target,” advised a veteran Sharkfest swimmer as we approached Alcatraz, a historical landmark located in the legendary shark-infested San Francisco Bay. Over 800 swimmers anxiously stared out the ferry windows as water temperature (59°) and safety protocols were announced over a loud speaker. A […]

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