A 5K PSA

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This isn’t about football, but it is about a damn good Dawg who’s a regular reader here.

Anthony Wallace is set to swim five miles to support a friend in need.

Wallace’s friend, Kevin Lewis, had laser refractive surgery two years ago due to his inability to wear contact lenses. The surgery resulted in corneal ectasia, when the cornea loses its structural integrity, and Lewis progressively lost all of his vision over the last two years.

In order to help Lewis navigate his daily life, Wallace will swim from Burnside Island to Isle of Hope in Savannah, Georgia in order to raise money for both Lewis’ GoFundMe page and the Blinded Veterans Association

The 5-mile swim will take place on August 1. Wallace, a U.S. Masters Swimming All-American and ePostal 5K National Champion in his age group, will start in Moon River, and then the majority will go through Skidaway River. A friend, Ben Umbreit, will kayak alongside him.

… You can learn more about Kevin’s story and donate to his GoFundMe page here. Since the launch 11 days ago, they have raised almost $20,000. You can also donate to the Blinded Veterans Association here.

We’ve got some good folks out there.

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  1. Swampdawg

    Thanks for the heads up about this!

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  2. Russ

    Well, that’s my birthday so I think it’s a sign I need to contribute. Go Dawg!

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  3. I usually swim a few lanes over from Anthony at CCAC (In the fat guy section). He’s a helluva a swimmer and a DGD. Also it’s closer to a 10k swim, and most likely half of it will be against the tide. Drop him a few $ for a good cause.

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