Posted: Oct 14, 2013 11:42 AM
Updated: Oct 14, 2013 12:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Marathon swimmer Tim Root will try to swim across Lake Pontchartrain to raise money for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.
The swim, more than 25 miles from Madisonville to New Orleans, will take place in November.
Root says he wants to honor the patients at the hospital and their difficult situations.