Annaleise Carr, 14, of Walsh, addressed a throng of reporters and well-wishers on the front lawn of the Erie Beach Hotel in Port Dover Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Carr became the youngest person to swim Lake Ontario on the weekend.
Credits: DANIEL R. PEARCE/QMI AGENCY
As of Thursday, more than $136,000 had been raised for Camp Trillium, a retreat near Waterford, ON, that offers recreational activities for children affected by cancer.
Carr's original goal was to raise $30,000 for the camp that inspired her to complete the challenging 51.5 km swim across Lake Ontario Aug. 18 and 19.
At 14 years of age, she is the youngest person to cross the lake.
To donate to Carr's cause visit, the Camp Trillium website (note Annaleise's crossing in the note section), her website at http://annaleiseslakeontariocrossing.weebly.com/ or to account number 92452 0390321 at any Scotiabank location.