The charity event ‘Swim with the Frogmen (Oyk) for our little heroes’ was held on Saturday in Limassol’s old port, at the initiative of journalist Loucas Fourlas for the support of the children’s oncology centre at Makarios Hospital.
Fourlas and other officials, including the mayor of Nicosia Constantinos Yiorkadjis and defence minister Savvas Angelides all swam 1.5 km in Limassol with Cyprus’ frogmen to raise money for the oncology centre.
The swim was also bolstered by a ‘walk for hope’ held at the same time in the Limassol’s Molos park, which was attended by house speaker Demetris Syllouris and police chief Zacharias Chrysostomou. A motorcade by BMW Motorrad also met the charity swimmers in Limassol after leaving from Makarios Hospital in the morning.
A large number of people welcomed the swimmers at the old port dock. Syllouris said: “Loucas Fourlas has turned a personal problem into an attempt to give to and aid all who are facing issues.”
Fourlas ran the event last year as well, after his 4-year-old daughter died from cancer in August 2017. He thanked everyone for their support and said, “a year later, I can say with certainty that no child is fighting with cancer alone.”