Three years ago, my Dad was diagnosed with cancer. With this diagnosis has come the obvious fight and associated hurdles. But he has taken each hurdle in stride, with the same grit and determined attitude he showed 3 years ago. I swim for him, and for others, who are fighting (or have fought) cancer. My swim in the harbor (even when the water is 55 degrees) is nothing compared to what my Dad and others are going through. This year is the third year I am participating in Swim Across America (Boston Harbor) for my Dad, to help raise money for cancer research and care.
For the 30th anniversary of SAA, I am hoping to raise $5,000. I need all the help I can get, and hope you will support me and my swim. With proposals to drastically cut the NIH budget, every little bit will help fund critical research, without which there can be no end to cancer. Money raised from the Boston swim goes directly to local Boston institutes, MGH and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, to support pediatric oncology research and quality-of-life clinical research. I'm proud of the fact that this year I can once again do something more to support them in their fight against this disease, and hope you'll support me.
Please help me, and those battling cancer, by sponsoring my swim and making a gift (any amount, small or large, is appreciated!). The money you give will go towards cancer research, prevention and treatment at MGH and DFCI and will make an impact in the fight to find a cure. Thank you for your generosity and may it lead to a cancer-free world!