Anne Cleveland, Mosaic Mermaid

$1,320 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 23 people in 20 months
Anne Cleveland, our beloved friend, swam away on June 24, 2017. She did it her way, peacefully at her Windansea home. Since November, Anne had a revolving door of friends and well-wishers in person and in spirit.  She stated the last few months were the most meaningful in her lifetime. She was overcome with the love of so many.

Besides many other channel swims, Anne swam the English Channel; two ways (55 miles), and was inducted into the International Marathon Swimmer's  Hall of Fame. Anne LOVED the ocean, often saying she felt more at home in the water, than on land. Our community was lucky to have Anne. She touched so many lives with her examples of supporting others and personal endurance.

Anne coached other swimming world record holders. She taught and practiced Yoga, Anne was an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Reiki healer. She served as a past LJTC President. Anne enjoyed the spirit of teenagers, and Coached the LJHS swim team. 

Friends are reaching out to fund the creation of a 3x5 foot Mosaic Mermaid in honor of our dear Anne. It will be located at the Coggan Pool (La Jolla High School pool). You will be notified of the unveiling date/location: target date is August or September, 2018.

Should we exceed the end cost, remaining funds will go to a charity of Anne's preference. She was partial to a  "second chance" charity for Homeless women.
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4/29/18 5pm Prana Yoga Center
1041 Silverado Street La Jolla

Beautiful Final Fundraiser!
4/29/18 5pm 1041 Silverado Str, La Jolla
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Dear Friends of Anne,

Thank you for your generous donations. YOU have made this dream come true!

The Fantastic news is that the 5'x3' mosaic mermaid will be created by Anne's friend, and local artist, Jane Wheeler. It will contain some special pieces of shells/jewelry that were worn and treasured by Anne. This beautiful commemorative, golden-haired mermaid , will be swimming on the entry wall of the Coggan Family Pool, at La Jolla High School.
Anne was the first female swimmer on the LJHS swim team, and she Coached the swim team for many years. Anne paved the way for female swimmers, and Motivated countless young women And young men.

Plans are underway to begin the mermaid in early summer and finish by early Fall, 2018.

We are still shy of our goal, so if inclined, please send any additional donations in check form, made out to Jane Wheeler, and mail to :
314 Ricardo Place La Jolla, CA 92037

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Thank you to the recent donors!
Anne must be behind our progress.
We believe we have found a fitting and lovely home for our Mermaid.
This will be confirmed and shared, soon after Labor Day.
Keep positive energy flowing!
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July 30, 2017; Anne's Paddle Out/Celebration was a party she enjoyed. We are sure Anne was there. Anne's sister, Laura, was humbled by the support of this community.

Thank you to so many who made it spectacular.
Her ashes were set free in the beautiful ocean, Anne's true home:-)

The Mermaid Committee is busy getting permits. Please stay tuned for a report of our progress. Continued donations are welcomed, and needed. Thank you to all the friends who have gotten this party started!!
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Raised by 23 people in 20 months
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