August 5, 2021
Middlesex Swimming would like to express our sincere congratulations to one of our courageous members Jillian Best who took on a journey to raise awareness and money for game-changing transplant equipment at London Health Sciences Centre by swimming across Lake Ontario. Now after much time spent in the water (Over 18hrs from Tuesday, August 3rd to Wednesday, August 4th) Jillian is safe ashore and yes has been able to complete her long 52km swim across Lake Ontario!!!
Jillian Best's Mission - Further Details & Information
Jillian’s goal through her Move for Life Foundation again is to raise money and awareness about the importance of organ transplants and to help London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) invest in equipment that helps people waiting for transplants survive. The money raised from the swim will help LHSC’s transplant unit at University Hospital to buy a normothermic regional perfusion machine, medical equipment that keeps donated organs viable for a longer period of time.
To become an organ donor: Register at https://beadonor.ca/
Congratulations Jillian again on completing your first big open water swim across Lake Ontario and more importantly what you have been able to accomplishing throughout your journey by rising everyone's awareness on organ transplates and helping those who are waiting for orgrans a better chance to survive!!!