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Sierra Nevada Open-Water 4 MS 


AUGUST 27, 2022 - 3.5 miles - 9,250' ELEVATION 


"Raising MS Awareness with Every Lake I Swim"

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On August 27th, 2022 I will be back in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, where I will setting out to complete my second Sierra Nevada Open Water 4MS Swim-Trifecta. 

My inspiration for Sierra Nevada Open Water 4MS came to me in 2014 as I stood on the deck of June Mountain ski lodge over looking the glimmering blue-green waters of June and Gull Lakes. Last Summer 2021, I swam both June Lake and Gull Lake, and also Lake Mary - My first Sierra Nevada Swim-Trifecta. This year I will be swimming three more lakes in the Eastern Sierra's resting just below the peak of Mammoth Mountain in California -Twin Lakes, Horseshoe Lake, & Lake George at 9,250' elevation.  

Please, join me in Supporting my 2022 Sierra Nevada Open Water 4MS Swim-Trifecta II in your Donations Supporting the Race to Erase MS  foundation, as their "Center Without Walls" program races to one day find a cure for MS. 


    Race to Erase MS is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis. Funding research is the core focus of the foundation and all funds raised support their Center Without Walls program, a selected network of the nation's top MS research centers. This nationwide collaboration of physicians and scientists are on the cutting-edge of innovative research programs, working as a team on therapeutic approaches to eradicate MS. In addition to combatting MS through research in a clinical environment, hoping to increase awareness by educating the public about this mystifying disease.

    Today the Race to Erase MS has raised over 50 million for Multiple Sclerosis research.The foundation is proud to have funded the scientific discoveries that lead to the FDA approval of 'Ocrevus' in March 2017. A breakthrough drug benefitting those with Relapsing Remitting MS and Progressive MS. 

 - Race to Erase MS is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis.                  All proceeds raised benefits our Center Without Walls program -


June Lake - July 30, 2021

"Raising MS Awareness with Every Lake I Swim"

Richard (Dix) Gardner
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