"Team Transplant" (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, MSKCC) will participate for its ninth consecutive summer on July 29, 2017, in Swim Across America's 25th Long Island Sound open water swim. Since its inception, SWIM has nationally raised over $70 million dollars for cancer research and patient care. With enormous thanks to YOU, "Team Transplant" itself raised nearly $30,000 last summer in 2016; and we hope to exceed that goal this summer. All funds that "Team Transplant-MSKCC" raises will go directly to MSKCC, with your support specifically targeted to the bone marrow and stem cell transplantation program.
The funds we raise provide much needed support to the patient care and research efforts that ensure the successful use of transplantation to cure patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other cancers of the blood and bone marrow. It is especially rewarding to all of us that MSKCC's transplant efforts have allowed so many patients to return to their usual livelihoods that predated their cancer diagnoses and treatments.
Should you decide to contribute, please know that your support is meaningful, will be used directly for cancer research and care of patients undergoing bone marrow or stem cell transplants, and is much appreciated.
If you prefer to write a check, please make it payable directly to"SWIM ACROSS AMERICA" with "MSKCC - Team Transplant/[SWIMMER'S NAME]" in the memo line.
Please mail any checks:
a) directly to your sponsored swimmer, who will submit checks on the day of the event.
b) or directly to Swim Across America, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.
If you are using a dedicated charitable giving account - OR- if your employer matches your gift, Swim Across America's tax ID# is 22-324-8256. The check will also need to be sent directly to Swim Across America, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.
Once again, in the case of any and all checks, please be sure that the memo line states: "MSKCC - Team Transplant/[SWIMMER'S NAME]". This is the only way that SWIM can keep track of the designated donations.
All donations of $250.00 or more will be acknowledged per IRS guildelines. For amounts less than $250, your charge record or cancelled check is sufficient for tax purposes.
Thank you for your help with this VERY worthwhile cause.
Sincerely, Team Transplant MSKCC 2017
Swim Across America, Inc., [SAA] is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming- related events. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service.