- Published on Thursday, 28 February 2013 15:14
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The Dive News Network is partnering with the Dive Around the Clock (DATC) charity for the 2013 show in Tacoma, Washington. As part of a tradition of supporting non-profit organizations within the dive industry, the Dive News Network has chosen DATC for its 2013 charity of the year.
“We are excited to partner with Dive Around the Clock. They have been working hard to raise money and awareness of fundraising to fight children’s cancer. The team from DATC is dedicated to helping other. We use our resources to help those who are helping others,” said Stratton.
Dive Around the Clock (DATC) is a relay dive-a-thon in which two-person dive teams rotate every 30 minutes for a consecutive 24 hours in Puget Sound. Participants pay an entry fee and obtain pledges prior to the event. Proceeds collected benefit Children's Hospital Cancer Research. In 2011 D.A.T.C. had over 150 participating divers. Since its conception in 2007, DATC has donated more than $100,000 to the Seattle Children's Hospital Cancer Research fund.
The event is the brainchild of TL Sea staff instructors Kyle Larson and Larry Trenda. In 2006, both divers declared they wanted to bring the Puget Sound Dive community together in order to give back to the community as a whole. After much searching and reviewing candidates, Seattle Children's Hospital, specifically their Cancer Research Program was chosen as the beneficiary. Six years later, Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland was added to the beneficiary list. Now participants and donors are able to choose which hospital's Cancer Research Program their funds will benefit.
The mission of Dive Around the Clock (DATC) is to bring together the scuba diving community for an annual 24-hour scuba diving relay dive-a-thon charity event with the aim of educating and raising awareness about childhood cancer and to raise funds, benefiting Children’s Cancer Research, to be used to advance medical research into the diagnosis, treatment and cure of childhood cancers.
For more information, visit www.divearoundtheclock.com.