December 17 – The Libertyville Stars competed in their annual “Ted Mullin Hour of Power,” by dedicating their last practice of 2023 for some fun and sometimes rather unusual relays — including reindeer dashes, rubber duckie relays, snowball tosses, and kickboard stacking — all to raise money and awareness for the Ted Mullin Fund for Sarcoma Research. This year, the Stars and LHS community members raised $550! Way to go Stars!
The “Hour of Power” Relay is held in honor of Carleton College swimmer Ted Mullin, who passed away in the fall of 2006 from sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer. Funds raised through this event support research at the University of Chicago Medicine into the causes and treatment of sarcoma in young people. Over the past 18 years, participants throughout the swimming community participating in the “Hour of Power” have raised nearly $1 million for the Ted Mullin Fund for Pediatric Sarcoma Research at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital.
‘Twas just weeks before the holidays… and all through the pool… the Libertyville Stars raised money for cancer research… which was really pretty cool.