'Swim Across the Hudson' raises money to help fight Multiple Sclerosis

(09/07/03) IRVINGTON - The 2003 "Swim Across the Hudson for Multiple Sclerosis" charity event took place Sunday afternoon. More than 150 people came out for the annual event, open to swimmers of all abilities.

The three-mile swim began at 2:00 in Piermont in Rockland County. It ended in Irvington with live music and activities for the kids.

The first "Swim Across the Hudson" was organized in 1991 by an Irvington police officer after his partner was diagnosed with M.S. In 1997, the swim began working with the National M.S. society.

Last year the National M.S. Society raised over $72,000. This year their goal is $80,000. The money goes to support M.S. research and programs.

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