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Mesa's USA SWIMkids prepares for Blake's Miracle

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Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 3:36 pm

U.S. gold medalist Matt Grevers and his fiancé, U.S. Swim Team member Annie Chandler, will pass out medals during this year's Blake's Miracle swim- and float-a-thon at Mesa's SWIMkids USA.

Funds raised during 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 will be used to provide music therapy and massage therapy for children at Mesa's Cardon Children's Medical Center.

The Whitehead family, owners of USA SWIMkids, started Blake's Miracle in 2007. After 2-year-old Blake Whitehead died from leukemia in 2006, they wanted to find a way to help those going through medical treatments. Fundraising efforts began and now include the annual Blake’s Miracle Festival.

They have already raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars and this year hope to raise $20,000 more. The event will be held at USA SWIMkids, 2725 W. Guadalupe Road, Mesa.

Children do not need to be members at USA SWIMkids to participate. Visit or call (480) 820-9109 for more information.

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