Because Girls Can
Because Girls Can is an open water swimming relay team that will attempt to swim 305 km across the length of Lake Ontario. The team consists of 61-year-old Colleen Shields, 48-year-old Nicole Mallette, 23-year-old Samantha Whiteside, 18-year-old Rebekah Boscariol, and 18-year-old Mona Al Sharari starting on 23 July 2013. They will swim in 2-hour legs throughout the expected 5-day non-stop unprecedented relay.
Because Girls Can's relay is a charity event for Because I am a Girl, a charity that works to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls – and everyone around them – out of poverty.