In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunatley, over the years, the statistics have become more than just statistics, they have become realities for my family and friends. The most personal was with my Mom's diagnosis of Lung Cancer during the Fall of 2011. Fortunately, they caught it in time and were able to remove the infected section of her right lung. We were so relieved when we learned the cancer had not spread. Unfortunately, not everyone has this happy ending and I want to help change that.
For this reason, I am once again joining the SAA community so that, together, we can make a difference! I am challenging myself by swimming in the Greenwich - Stamford Open Water Swim on June 24th and raise money to fight cancer. This challenge means a lot to me. As I swim, I think of all those close to me, who have fought and beaten Cancer as well as those who did not win their fight. During my swim, I make it a point to roll over look up at the sky and remember why I'm swimming and think of all those people. Last year I wrote the names of family and friends on my cap who have been impacted by cancer and I plan to do the same this year. If there is someone you would like me to swim in honor of or in memory of, please let me know.
As in the last 5 years, my Mom will come to watch me swim. It's humbling to swim in her honor. Please consider supporting me by sponsoring my swim and making a gift. No amount is too small! This year's event goal is $500,000 and my personal goal is $5000. The money you give will go towards cancer research, prevention and treatment and it WILL make an impact in the fight to find a cure.
You can make a credit card donation here by clicking on the "donate" link on the right, or send a check to Swim Across America, 14 Little Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Thank you for your generosity and may it lead to a cancer-free world!
Peace & Love,