Thursday, September 22, 2005

Man Takes The Plunge In Hudson River Handcuffed For Diabetes

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A personal trainer from the San Francisco Bay Area is taking the plunge tomorrow (Sep. 23) in the fight against Diabetes by swimming the Husdon River in New Jersey while handcuffed.

Forty-three-year-old Brian Friedman says he’ll wear handcuffs because it represents how people with the disease “feel shackled.”

Friedman says he doesn’t have diabetes, although he sees the number of cases of Type 2 Diabetes so much across the U.S. that he wants to encourage people to stop eating bad foods and start exercising.

This isn’t the first time he’s swum handcuffed. Friedman says he swam from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco last year.

Friedman plans to swim from New Jersey at around 7 a.m. EST and arrive in Chelsea Piers in New York an hour later.

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