Former UC swimmer Nate Kramer

Nov. 7, 2011

CINCINNATI – For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Cincinnati swimming and diving team will participate in the Ted Mullin “Leave It in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Cancer Research on Tuesday at Keating Aquatics Center.

Proceeds raised from Tuesday’s event will go directly to the Nate Kramer Medical Fund. A former UC swimmer, Kramer was diagnosed with Leukemia in May, just three months after his final meet as a Bearcat, the 2011 BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Bearcat swimmers and divers will join thousands of athletes from collegiate, high school, and club teams across the nation – as well as student-abroad teams – to participate in the 2011 “Hour of Power” event, honoring those who are fighting or have succumbed to cancer, including the former Carleton College swimmer for whom the event is named, Edward H. “Ted” Mullin, who in in September 2006 passed away from synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer.

This is the fourth year the Bearcats have participated in this event. In the previous three years the funds raised were donated to the Barrett Cancer Research Center on campus of the University of Cincinnati.  This year, as one of its own is fighting Leukemia, the UC team will be raising money for the Nate Kramer Medical Fund.

The event, held in each team’s home pool, is a one-hour, all-out, leave-it-in-the-pool practice consisting of continuous relays, using any stroke.

First held on Nov. 7, 2006 the “Hour of Power” Relay has grown from 15 teams the first year to 146 teams in 2010. Since the event began five years ago, participants have raised more than $265,000 for the Ted Mullin Fund and other cancer centers around the country.

Those wishing to contribute can makes checks payable to the “NATE KRAMER MEDICAL FUND,” which is maintained by U.S. Bank. 



Donations should be sent to:
2751 O’Varsity Way – Suite 662
Richard E. Lindner Center
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0021