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Nantucket Island Open Water Swim

2016 Team Roethke
2016 Team Roethke

Team Roethke

We are thrilled to be a part of Swim Across America Nantucket for the 6th year! Thank you to everyone who has supported Swim Across America and Team Roethke in the past and welcome to our new friends and supporters. We are proud to report that Team Roethke has raised $83,000 to date - our goal this year is to raise another $17,000 for a total of $100,000.

All money raised stays on-island for cancer treatment and patient care benefitting the Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) and Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON). With our funding, we are helping NCH take an innovative approach to cancer care by bringing oncologists from Mass General to Nantucket to see and treat our patients. Instead of the traditional method of patients seeking out doctors, we are bringing world-class doctors to our patients, allowing our pateints to spend their time at home healing, rather than spending precious time and money traveling to see their doctors.

We are also helping to fund the Survivorship Support Program at PASCON which provides that extra layer of support and comfort not only to the patient coping with cancer but also to the families that are dealing with its impact on the body, mind and spirit.

Team Roethke will be in full force this summer from Co-Event Director, swimmers, kid splash swimmers, some 4 mile swimmers and Volunteers! As we swim and volunteer, we celebrate Steve's and our other friends health as well as remember those friends and family who are no longer with us. We are also swimming for the future and will continue to swim until we live in a cancer-free world.

We encourage you to participate in the swim in any way you can, whether it be by swimming, donating, volunteering, cheering, fundraising or helping us spread the word about this great event. With your help, we can all Make Waves to Fight Cancer together for OUR island! Please join us in support of this wonderful organization.

You can make a credit card donation by clicking on one of the members of our team below, or send a check to Swim Across America, c/o Jill Roethke, 14 Bluebird Lane, Nantucket, MA 02554

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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.

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