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CASCO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Four active duty Navy SEALs went above and beyond Thursday to help military families with children who have a life-threatening illness.

The SEALs swam the length of Sebago Lake and raised $100,000 to send 40 military families with children with life threatening illnesses to Camp Sunshine for one week.

The SEALs were greeted by a cheering crowd of hundreds when they finished the 13-mile swim at Point Sebago resort located next to the camp.

The SEALs began their swim in Raymond and made their way past Frye Island. They also had a Coast Guard Helicopter escort them on their way into Casco.

The swim was the brainchild of one of the Seals who is originally from Windham. He wanted to raise awareness of the camp in the military.

If you would like more information about Camp Sunshine and the SEALs for Sunshine fundraiser. You can go to www.sealsforsunshine.org and www.campsunshine.org.

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