My aunt Kimberly and I raised just shy of $200,000 for cancer research, prevention, and treatment through Swim Across America in six consecutive swims from 2009 to 2015. We took off last year and I considered giving it up for good. After all, I’m now in college and no longer regularly swim. But, after losing my grandfather in the last 13 months to cancer, and truthfully missing swimming, I have decided that it’s time to dust off my goggles! Cancer hasn’t stopped, so we can stop fighting it.
On Saturday, July 29, 2017, Kim and I will be completing our 7th open water swim in the Long Island Sound. And, my cousin, Andrew, will be completing his 2nd swim from Camp Dudley in Lake Champlain.
Cancer is a horrific disease that still affects thousands of people every year. Did you know that every 15 minutes, 50 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer? Sobering truth. Scientists are getting closer to unlocking its secrets, but they need continued support.
Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words. - Unknown
I’m a big believer in dreams. Although my impact is small when compared to the larger picture, my dream (like many others) is that one-day this world will be cancer-free. That takes money for research and testing. To that end, my goal is to raise $15,000! Please consider making a donation, and join Kimberly, Andrew, and me as we make our waves to fight cancer. Every dollar brings us that much closer to achieving the dream!
I want to thank you in advance for your consideration, heartfelt generosity and your overwhelming support!
With much love,
Swim Across America, PO Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.