Arms Around Bainbridge began in 2007 with seven friends, a thirty mile swim around Bainbridge Island and one goal: To provide financial and emotional support to a friend as she battled ovarian cancer. It soon became apparent that there were others in need in the Bainbridge community and this nonprofit organization was born to help raise money for island residents in financial crisis due to life-threatening illness. Today, that initial fundraising swim by a few hearty souls has grown to include support from hundreds of individuals, local businesses and the philanthropic community. Now events are held throughout the year in order to generate a revenue stream sufficient to support a roster of recipients. I was happy to contribute my graphic skills to worthy cause.