Team Russ was founded in 2011 by team captain Cathie Gray after longtime swimmer and volunteer extraordinaire Russ Haffner lost a brief but insurmountable battle with the big C.
The Chicago chapter of SAA also instituted a Volunteer of the Year award that year, named in honor of Russ and his tireless commitment to SAA.
Pictured here is Sean Russell receiving the Russ Haffner Volunteer of the Year Award in 2015 surrounded by Team Russ members Mary Haffner Holloway, Elaine Neverauskas, Jeff Manuel, and John, Rae and Emily Haffner.
Thank you for your generosity and may it lead to a cancer-free world!
You can make a credit card donation by clicking on one of the members of our team below, or send a check to Swim Across America - Chicago, 47 Polk Street, Suite 100-561, Chicago, IL 60605.
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning our team or the swimmer you are supporting!