On September 17, I'll be swimming from under the Golden Gate Bridge to Yacht Harbor in San Francisco. My swim is part of an effort to raise money to fight cancer and to support two Bay Area children's cancer centers - one at Oakland Children's Hospital and one at UCSF.
My swim this year is dedicated to two people: my father who is now 90 and was diagnosed with cancer two years ago and continues his fight; and my team captain, Susan Helmrich (Team Susan Survives), who organizes this amazing swim and is herself a 3-time cancer survivor. She inspires me every day with her dedication to helping others, her work to find a cure for cancer, and her outstanding swimming. (She laps me every 12 laps of the pool - despite having lost half of one lung to cancer!)
Over the past ten years I've observed the children and their families who have been positively impacted by the work done by Dr. Robert Goldsby (UCSF) and Dr. Julie Saba (Children's Hospital Oakland). Last year alone, SAA San Francisco donated $550,000 to their two centers! Please help us to continue to support their work.
Today one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer. I joined the Swim Across America community so that we can change that. I am challenging myself by swimming in the San Francisco Bay Swim and raising as much money as I can. Please support me by sponsoring my swim and making a gift. The money you give will go towards cancer research, prevention and treatment and will make an impact in the fight to find a cure.
Thank you for your generosity, and may it lead to a cancer-free world!