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Monday, 27 October 2008
Swim-a-thon & Screening Fundraiser
Saturday, August 20, 2005, 10:00 am

Saratoga Lake Inn & Bistro at Brown’s Beach, Saratoga Springs, NY

Finish Line Festivities Co-hosted by African Reflections Foundation

Free Refreshments • Music • African Gifts • Special Screening


Swim-a-thon Makes Waves! Amy Hart (far right) and a dozen other swimmers braved choppy waters to raise $3000 which was sent to Malawi Fresh Water Project to fix broken wells in 4 villages, thus RESTORING WATER for 4,000 PEOPLE! (See Press Clips for latest coverage.)

It's not too late to make a donation. If you can help, please go to Our Supporters page or click on the blue bucket and do what you can to support this cause. Thank you!

Filmmaker Amy Hart and other swimmers will make their way across Saratoga Lake in Upstate, NY, to raise funds for well projects in Africa, and to continue production of her documentary film project, Water First.

Globally, over 1.1 BILLION people do not have clean water – as a result 6,000 children die every day. This documentary film project aims to raise awareness of the issue and support the solutions. You can help. We are partnering with African Reflections and Malawi Fresh Water Project to make sure the funds you contribute towards the well projects go to help the people who need it most.

You may DONATE ONLINE by clicking on the bucket on the left which will bring you to our Water Documentary film project on the DER website.

Or, please Make Checks Payable to DER (Documentary Educational Resources) a not-for-profit 501c3 organization. Please mail checks to:

Hart Productions
PO Box 220, East Greenbush, NY 12061

Individual/Small Business Donations: Water Bearers – Corporate/Foundation
River of Hope: $100 & up Niagara Falls $5000k & up
Steady Stream $75 Great Lakes $1000
Drop in the Bucket $50 Saratoga Splash  $500
Little Trickle $1-$49 Crystal Cascade $250 & up

All Sponsors donating $100 and up will be listed in the film credits.

All corporate and foundation level supporters will get a live link on our website. Please call our Publicity Director, Theresa Smolen at 518-356-5062 for further details.

Thank you!

P.S. If you can, please join us at the Saratoga Lake Inn & Bistro after the swim for the Finish Line Festivities - Saturday, August 20, starting around 10:00am - co-hosted by African Reflections Foundation, with music, free refreshments and a special screening of segments of the film shot in Africa and a Q&A about global water issues. If you can't make it, you can be there is in spirit by dropping whatever you can in the bucket. Many thanks for furthering this effort!

This year we are welcoming other SWIMMERS, KAYAKS or CANOES - please see note below for more information.

SWIMMERS: You're welcome to join the swim! It's a 3 mile swim across Saratoga Lake. We start at around 8:00am at the Saratoga Sailing club on the West side of the lake; and come in around 10:00am at Brown's Beach at the Saratoga Lake Inn. (Last year it took 1:40) All Swimmers get a Free brunch at the Inn! Please write to or call 518-479-4101 for details.

KAYAK or CANOE anyone? We'd love to have you come along and help us across the water. Please write to or call 518-479-4101 for more information. Thanks!

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