02 February 2018
More than 100 women dressed in their icon, Marilyn Monroe will swim 400 metres around the Brighton Jetty this Sunday, 4 February for the annual Marilyn Jetty Swim, which raises much needed funds for Cancer Council SA.
In its fifth year, the Marilyn Jetty Swim has raised more than $270,000 for Cancer Council SA, which has funded vital support services, life-changing prevention and advocacy programs and ground-breaking research.
The swim, which is a part of the Channel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic, is even more special in 2018 as it falls on World Cancer Day, a global event that unites the world’s population in the pursuit of a cancer free future.
For Marilyn Jetty Swim Founder, Sarah Tinney, who lost her mum to cancer in 2007, having the event on World Cancer Day makes it even more important.
“Leading the Marilyn Jetty Swim every year is my time to reflect on the loss of my mum and also do something positive in the fight against cancer. Knowing that the Marilyn’s will be uniting in the cause and taking to the beach on such a special day makes it even more important!”
“The Marilyn Jetty Swim empowers women by bringing them together to do something positive and raise money for cancer. For some it is a way to remember those currently going through treatment, whilst for others it’s a chance to remember those who are no longer with us,” said Sarah.
“Our inspiring muse, Marilyn Monroe, once said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world!”… We say, just give her the right bathing suit, a blonde wig and a touch of red lippy!”
When: Sunday, 4 February 2018
Time: 9.45am to 10.30am – Marilyn’s promenade down jetty road; 10.30am to 11.30am – Marilyn Jetty Swim
Where: Brighton Jetty, Brighton Beach
What: More than 100 women dressed in the image of their icon, Marilyn Monroe swimming 400m around the Brighton Jetty.