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Masters Plan One-Mile Charity Swim Event
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Coming up on Saturday, Dec. 9 the Oakdale Aquatics Masters will be holding a one mile swim to benefit the Fattal Foundation. This event will be held at Oakdale High School in support of those who are battling cancer and to remember those who have succumbed to this disease.

In 1988, Denise Fattal Cupp, at the age of 20, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease – a cancer of the lymph nodes. She was treated with chemotherapy for one year. Two years later, she again had to do battle against the disease. Denise was fortunate to be accepted by the Stanford University Medical Center Bone Marrow Transplant Department. The care and support that she received from the Stanford doctors and staff was a true testament to their dedication and passion to help others. Now, more than 25 years later, Denise lives in Sonora with her husband, Robert Cupp.

A suggested $20 donation will be collected at the pool the day of the event. Checks or credit cards are preferred. Registration for the event is available through

The Fattal Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Modesto whose donations directly benefit the patients of Stanford University Medical Center’s Bone Marrow Transplant Department. One hundred percent of the donations help ease financial burdens of patients and their families so they are able to concentrate on their recovery. The Fattal Foundation is able to assist patients through a streamlined process that benefits patients with immediate assistance.

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