Didi Ryan- Whether it was skiing down a mountain, working at U.S. Trust or just getting together with friends, Didi Ryan did everything with incredible enthusiasm. Her energy and charisma always made people smile, but it was her selflessness and deep concern for others that made her a special person and friend. Didi Ryan grew up in Rye, NY and graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart. After completing her studies at Georgetown University, Didi began a successful career at U. S. Trust. Didi lost her year long battle with cancer in November, 1997, at the age of 36. Her friends and family still miss Didi dearly. We know that she would be proud of our efforts to keep her energetic spirit alive through Swim Across America.
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.