A 15-year-old girl took to the cold waters of Lake Ontario in support of the Make-A-Wish foundation Sunday.
Ashleigh Beacham, from Komoka Ont., began her swim from Niagara-On-The-Lake around one o’clock in Sunday morning and will swim to Marilyn Bell Park here in Toronto.
She is expected to reach her destination this afternoon.
The 15 hour swim is raising money for 5 year old Josh, who is fighting cancer.
“I chose to swim across Lake Ontario because I love swimming and I have been swimming since I was little,” Ashleigh said in a release.
“I feel that by swimming Lake Ontario and raising the money for these kids, I can make some wishes come true the same way my wishes are coming true by swimming this ultra marathon.”