“Wearing their idol’s signature white swimsuit and sunglasses, 314 people gathered at Adelaide’s Brighton beach this morning, setting a new record for the annual Marilyn Jetty Swim. The event raises money for cancer research and is now in its ninth year.
While it was not exactly sweltering at Brighton beach this morning, the mass of Marilyns eventually dipped their toes in the water … [And] while there were many frills and much frivolity, the event’s serious purpose was at the forefront of the minds of the Marilyns … Many of the participants have battled cancer themselves.
Organisers hope this year’s swim will raise $200,000. ‘We’re up to $125,000 already today,’ Cancer Council SA CEO Kerry Rowlands said. ‘It’s a way of bringing people together. Everyone’s touched by cancer in one way, shape or form.'”