In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. I joined the SAA community so that, together, we can change that. I am challenging myself by swimming in the Nantucket Island Swim and raising as much money to fight cancer on Nantucket. My late husband, John, died of Multiple Myeloma, and what we learned during our fight, was that we couldn't do it alone, we needed the help of new cancer fighting drugs, working machines, functioning facilities, wonderful staff including beautiful nurses, doctors, and sometimes just the simplicity of being close to the locations where John got his treatments... By the grace of God, great doctors, facilities and the help of people who have supported the fight against cancer in the past, John and I were given more time together then we were supposed to ever have .. times we laughed and lived and loved.. I hope by supporting the fight against cancer through fundraising, donations and hands on work, for the benefit of precious new research, drugs, facilities and medical staff, that I can, for the rest of my life, be an instrument to help extend these precious moments for other families too ... until we finally kick this thing to the ground and end it for good. It's happening soon
With every dollar raised from our Swim, we are changing the game of cancer care on Nantucket - Proceeds directly support the Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) and the Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) oncology efforts to fund vital services for local and visiting cancer patients, minimizing their need to travel for appointments, testing and treatment. Our support allows NCH oncology programs to keep more Nantucket residents on-island for their cancer care, providing them a compassionate and caring environment. We help bring world-class oncologists to the island, allowing our patients to receive treatments at home. Through PASCON, our patients and families receive important physical, emotional and spiritual care free of charge.
Please support us by sponsoring our swim and making a gift. The money you give will go towards cancer care on Nantucket. Thank you for your generosity and may it lead to a cancer-free world!
You can make a credit card donation by clicking on "DONATE" or send a check to Swim Across America - Nantucket, PO Box 3271, Nantucket, MA 02584
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!