27 years of nurturing community
Provincetown Community Compact, The Compact, sponsors the annual Swim For Life & Paddler Flotilla, a benefit for AIDS, women’s health & the community since 1988. The Compact, established in 1993 by artist Jay Critchley, is a community-building and philanthropic organization that nurtures the vitality of the community, connecting the environment, the arts and the economy.
This year’s Swim for Life is a summerlong challenge, through September 12: Swimming in Place – our place, your place, encouraging swimmers, and others, to swim where they are or create a challenge for themselves. Invite your family, friends and coworkers to support you and pledge money while you: dance, jog, cook, bike, dribble a basketball, write, create – in your bathtub, on the beach, in a pond or pool or anywhere. Join us!
The Compact’s mission is to advance the health and cultural well being of the town, its people, and the natural environment of the Lower Cape. It also acts as fiscal sponsor (Think-ubator Project) for social, environmental and artistic projects and manages two Dune Shack residencies.
It’s Prayer Ribbons initiative, begun at the Swim for Life, which has collected 3,000 colored ribbons with messages honoring both those who have died and those living, was invited to Orlando, Florida for the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre on June 12. A special strand of ribbons that includes black ribbons with the names of the victims inscribed in gold (plus one for those injured) is installed at Orlando City Hall during the annual commemoration.