Sammi Sweetheart, Joe Manganiello, and More Support “Swim for Relief” Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser (PHOTOS)

Fresh off her record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, Diana Nyad embarked on a continuous 48-hour swim to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Celebrities, athletes, and TV personalities came out to show their support for the long-distance swimmer, including True Blood’s Joe Manganiello, Twilight star Nikki Reed, Jersey Shore’s Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, and Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte.

“Swim for Relief,” a two-day event held at Herald Square in New York City, was presented by P&G brands Duracell, Secret, and Tide. The fundraiser brought in over $100,000 for AmeriCares, a nonprofit relief organization that delivers medical supplies and aid to people in need around the world.

Click through our gallery to see all the stars who used their fame for such a good cause, even stripping down and jumping in the pool themselves!

To donate to the relief effort, head on over to NyadSwimforRelief.com. The fundraiser will continue through the end of the month, which marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

10.11.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Jager Weatherby
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