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The Stardust Pool Swim to Fight Cancer in Memory of Janine DiCostanzo, Nancy Martin and Joseph Cirella.

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 RANDOLPH, NJ- In support of the Randolph community, Stardust Pool is holding a Swim to Fight Cancer fundraiser in memory of three parents on July 21. They are looking for swimmers, sponsors and silent auction items. This will be the sixth annual fundraising pool swim in the Randolph area.  Click here to watch the video of last year’s swim.

Last year's fundraising Pool Swim pushed Stardust over the $50,000 mark for the 5 years of swimming to fight cancer with Memorial Sloane Kettering.  Many lives have been touched by cancer and this will help to raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment.

On the Swim Across America page the following was stated :

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This year we are swimming in memory of three parents in our community: Janine DiCostanzo, Joe Cirella and Nancy Martin.

Whenever we lose one of our own to cancer, it is traumatic for their families, and for everyone touched by their lives. Late 2015 into early 2016 was like no other time in our community, when we were hard hit by the loss of three precious lives due to cancer. Within a 4 month period of time, the lives of three families in the Shongum area were shaken due to the loss of a parent in the prime of their life. Each succumbed to a different type of cancer… and each of them knew one another. What hits so hard is that they leave behind nine young children.

“Janine Dicostanzo lost her fight to cancer in October 2015. Joseph Cirella passed away in December 2015. Nancy Martin lost her battle in January of 2016. They were pillars in our community and many in our community knew these parents well.

Janine was a compassionate and caring mother of three girls who was very active in her three daughter’s lives. She was a CCD teacher, a Brownies co-leader and she served on the Stardust Pool Board. Nancy Martin has three beautiful children, two boys and a girl. Nancy was a high school and college star athlete who possessed an easygoing way with children and the gift of gab with adults.

Nancy was very often seen at Stardust pool in the summer, or on the sidelines of her children’s sporting activities as their biggest cheerleader. Janine and Nancy were close friends who supported one another fiercely.

Joe Cirella was a police officer in Madison, NJ, dedicating his life to keeping people safe. After many years on the job, Madison appointed Joe to Police Captain. Joe also leaves behind three children, two boys and a girl. Joe was a dedicated father and a big supporter of all of their activities.

The loss of Janine, Joe and Nancy to cancer in the prime of their lives is a stark reminder that fighting cancer is tough work and of just how much still needs to be done in the field of cancer research. Please join us in this fight so that we can continue to fund the research that will help to eradicate all cancer.”

Anyone can donate by searching for a swimmer to donate through, or donating directly to the event online.

To mail a donation, send checks made out to Swim Across America to the main office at 11600 N Community House Rd., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28277 (and please include the name of the swim and which swimmer/team you are sponsoring)

Please visit www.swimacrossamerica.org/stardust  for more information and to enroll. For additional information, please email cbrandmona@gmail.com.

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