Hi, I'm Maya, and I'm 8 years old. I will be swimming again this year to raise money for children's cancer research in the Swim Across America event on September 28, 2019. This year, I will be swimming my first ever 1/2 mile, the longest I've ever swum. Mom will make sure I have an Angel Swimmer swimming with me though to make sure I stay on course! I hope to have fun with my friends and to also raise as much money as I can for cancer research. I want to help people fight this disease because not only grown-ups get this disease but kids too. Grace Bunke was a fellow Swim Atlanta swimmer with incurable bone cancer, who died in 2018. She has inspired me to raise as much money as I can.
SAA granted a record $5.6 million in 2018 that will fund over 30 research projects in 2019. In over three decades, Swim Across America has granted over $80 million dollars that have lead to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, gene therapy, personalized medicine, and new cancer detection methods. It is important that donors know that our grant agreement requires 100% of SAA grants be applied to approved projects and not other things such as overhead and buildings.
You can make a credit card donation here by pressing the "Donate Now" button, or send a check to Swim Across America, c/o Nancy Peek, PO Box 1078, Tucker, GA 30085. **If you send a check, it should be made out to Swim Across America, but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!