Alexandria West Rotary Club Raises $5k

Friends and family gathered for the third year in a row to help raise funds for breast cancer. (Courtesy photo)

The Alexandria West Rotary rallied its members and friends and raised $5,000 in their third Swim for Engie fundraiser held at the Waynewood Pool. The beneficiary is an Annapolis-based nonprofit Metavivor, dedicated to funding research about and providing support for individuals fighting stage four metastatic breast cancer.

Alexandrian Engie Mokhtar, who has inspired the annual fundraiser, is a Rotarian fighting cancer who wants to support Metavivor because of its specific focus on stage four metastatic breast cancer. She hopes that the research Metavivor funds will someday soon lead to a cure for her and the many others in her shoes.

Engie Mokhtar continues her battle and this swimathon honors her fight.

The website (https://secure.metavivor.org/page/contribute/swimforengie) is still open for anyone who did not get a chance to donate last month.

Alexandria West Rotary is a club of active and friendly members who like to serve humanity. They meet at Brandywine Living in Alexandria. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, visit the Alexandria West Rotary website, awrotary.org