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Andrew giving Ashley a mohawk the first time her hair was beginning to all out


We are now on twitter follow us @keeponswimming.

Check out these beautiful silver Keep on Swimming rings designed and made by Chrystal. Profits from each ring go to Keep on Swimming. Click here to read about them and here to order one!

Keep on Swimming was started in 2004 by Ashley Brear while she was undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, as a way to help raise moneyfor cancer research and support for people living with cancer and their families. She decided on the name Keep on Swimming after watching the movie Finding Nemo. One of the characters in the movie, Dory says "What do you do when life gets you down? Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming." This became Ashley's motto for getting through her treatment. Ashley passed away in April 2006 and we continue Keep on Swimming in honour of her and all those that fight this disease.

Check here often for the latest updates on what is happening with Keep on Swimming and any upcoming events!

The past Keep on Swimming Fundraisers have raised over $250,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation and changed the lives of many.







What is the Great Keep on Swimming Challenge of 2013?

This year our fundraiser is going to be a bit different and instead of holding one gala we are challenging you to host an event (as large or as small as you like).  Your event will be a chance to bring people together to raise money and help to make Ashley’s dream for an end to cancer come true.  You will be making a difference and might even inspire someone else to host their own event!

The ideas and possibilities for events are endless: invite people over for a meal, host a beer and burger night, hold a sports tournament, organize a walk or a run, or have a games night. From each event there will be so many stories to share and Ashley would delight in each one.

We will gather in July for a casual event to hear about what people have done and how much money has been raised for this important cause.

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Please add your event to our Facebook page or email us your plan at

Proceeds will go to the BC Cancer for cancer research and to the Callanish Society

For more information about Keep on Swimming please contact us:
3049 Chaucer Ave. North Vancouver, BC V7K 2C1

Ashley at the 2004 Gala