Students Swim Tahoe for Charity
Battling the elements, Berkeley MBA students Matt Evans, MBA 08, and Ken Wallace, MBA 08, and four friends swam across Lake Tahoe and back to raise money for the League to Save Lake Tahoe and for the National Brain Tumor Foundation.
The group organized the fundraiser in honor of fellow Full-time MBA student Steve Dugan, MBA 08, who was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year. The swimmers have raised $1,500 for the League to Save Lake Tahoe and are halfway to reaching their goal to raise $10,000 to benefit the National Brain Tumor Foundation.
The teams began swimming from the northeast corner of the lake. Each team rotated swimmers every 30 minutes during the 11-hour trip. After the 21-mile journey, the team members arrived at Emerald Bay on the southwest corner of the lake and camped overnight before swimming back across the next morning.
The League to Save Lake Tahoe is an advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding basin. The National Brain Tumor Foundation is a nationwide nonprofit organization serving people whose lives are affected by brain tumors.