Illinois woman swims across iconic Michigan lake twice

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ALDEN, Mich. (AP) — A medical student from Illinois has swum across one of Michigan’s largest inland lakes — twice — to raise money and awareness about diabetes. Marian Cardwell accomplished the 35-mile feat earlier this month at Torch Lake in Antrim County. Cardwell started on Aug. 4 and finished the next day. She had hoped to keep swimming but stopped after two crossings and 18 hours. Cardwell is trying to promote the Chicago Diabetes Project, which seeks to make islet cell transplants a treatment option for Type 1 diabetes. She is a medical school student at Central Michigan University.

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