Dear Friends and Family,
I also lead this team in honor of my sister Jo Ann DiMaso, a 3-time Cancer survivor having beaten Hodgkin’s, Breast and Lung Cancer, who diagnosed earlier this year with Lepto Meningial Disease, which is metastatic cancer to the meninges surrounding the brain and spine. Jo Ann completed brain radiation and is currently receiving Immunotherapy treatments at MSK. She has a tough battle but know her strength, determination, courage and FAITH will carry her through! I also lead this team in honor of my Brother-in-Law Richie Magnussen, who is currently battling Small Intestine Cancer and being treated at MSK as well. Finally, my Father-in-Law Tom Murn, who passed away on July 19th, was a two-time Cancer survivor. Dad was a fighter having dealt with many health issues but was the most gentle, kind and loving man I knew. He will truly be missed having been a huge part of my life, especially over the past several years while he lived with Terry and I.
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.