September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

La Petite Baleen helps out one of their own students

Aug 05, 2015, 10:00 ET from La Petite Baleen

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year La Petite Baleen, the leading Bay Area Swim School, sets out to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness month. This year, they have chosen to honor one of their own students, Zamora Moon Lusinchi, 7, who was recently diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) a rare type of brain cancer. During the month of September, La Petite Baleen will host two 1-hour family swim sessions at each of their locations on Labor Day from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. at no cost to La Petite Baleen families. Instead they are encouraging each family make a $10 donation to St. Jude Children's research hospital in honor of Lusinchi.

La Petite Baleen will donate $10 for each gold ribbon their students earn during the month of September. Throughout the year, La Petite Baleen encourages all families and local organizations to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

World Leader in aquatic child development, La Petite Baleen takes on a different approach to swimming by promoting a strong education in water safety. The family owned and operated business has introduced three new programs including: a summer safety program, general pool safety and infant safety (age 2-16 months). La Petite Baleen uses the "Safer 3" in all their programs.

  • Safer Water: Identify where the risks are with any body of water and apply different safety methods like nets and isolation fences
  • Safer Kids: Constant adult supervision in combination with swim lessons and flotation devices
  • Safer Response: Caretakers train in CPR, First Aid and be able to identify the signs of active and passive drowning.

About La Petite Baleen: Started in 1979 by John Kolbisen and Irene Madrid in their Half Moon Bay backyard pool, La Petite Baleen has remained a family run business for over 36 years with 4 swim schools all over the Bay Area (San Francisco, San Bruno, Atherton, Half Moon Bay). They offer a variety of swim classes for all levels including baby, toddler, teen and adults. La Petite Baleen proudly partners with United States Swim School Association (USSSA), World Aquatic Baby Congress (WABC) and Swim for Life Foundation. For more information visit:


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