Crossing for a Cause

On August 21, 2015 Michael McIsaac, a corporate lawyer at WeirFoulds LLP,  is planning to accomplish one of the toughest physical challenges in the world – a long distance swim across Lake Ontario!


His goal is to complete a sanctioned marathon swim across Lake Ontario commencing in Niagara-on-the-Lake and ending at Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto.


His cause is the Douglas Wright Foundation, a registered Canadian charity devoted to fighting melanoma in Canada. All funds raised in this campaign will be given to the Douglas Wright Foundation. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations received by the Douglas Wright Foundation.  


Help Michael swim across Lake Ontario and support the fight against melanoma by making donation or by sponsoring one of Michael’s fifty-one kilometres!


Make a donation and like our facebook page to recieve a personal
thank you video from Michael and his team! 





1. Swim across Lake Ontario.


2. Raise $100,000 for the Douglas Wright Foundation.


3. Support the fight against melanoma.


4. Educate Canadians on sun safety!

Our newest sponsor UBER has generously created a promotion code for our campaign which provides users with $20 off their first UBER ride! Each time the promo code (CROSSINGFORACAUSE) is used, UBER will donate $10 to the Douglas Wright Foundation. So if you are not already an UBER customer, please sign up and get $20 off your first ride to support Crossing For A Cause!

We will be tracking Michael's progress through Lake Ontario using a SPOT tracker! The swim is scheduled to start the evening of Friday August 21st (weather permitting) and will last approximately 20 hours. Check back here regularly to see where Michael is in Lake Ontari0 and tune into our Facebook page for regular updates!


UPDATE: Michael completed the momumental task of crossing Lake Ontario at 10:40p on August 22nd.  He entered the water in Niagara-on-the-Lake at 12:18a for an unofficial crossing time of 22h22m.



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