Alex Asdourian, a senior at Loyola University New Orleans and a brother of Phi Kappa Psi, is hell-bent on putting an end to breast cancer, and he’s doing it by swimming a distance most of us couldn’t even jog.
Asdourian and fellow Phi Kappa Psi brother Eric Jurgeson will hit the pool on November 14 for a 10 mile swim for the cause. All funds raised for the event will go to the American Cancer Society.
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Asdourian and Jurgeson, who plan to swim the incredible distance with only one less-than-ten-minute break, have been prepping for the event for months.
On his GoFundMe page, Asdourian says the idea came to him in a wild dream. Stranded on an island with no way off, he was forced to swim 100 miles to safety.
When he woke up, he bet a fraternity brother a steak dinner that he could swim 1/10th of that distance. He swam for 9 hours, but the pool staff kicked him out at closing time after reaching only 8.2 miles. His brother bought him the dinner anyway, but Asdourian wasn’t satisfied with the results. He plans to reach his 10 mile goal when dives in for the event in less than two weeks.
Asdourian says he is also driven by his aunt, who survived a long battle with breast cancer.
This story is amazing. Not only is he swimming a distance that would stop my heart while raising money for a great cause, the dude is literally following his dream. It’s fucking manifest destiny. Someone please give him ALL of the pussy. Just round it all up, put in a box, attach it to one of those Amazon drones, and fly that pussy to his doorstep. All of it.
So far, the brothers are at $1,385, which is well short of their $10,000 goal. But it’s not too late. Read the full story and donate to their gofundme page HERE.
What a beast..
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