Like many of us, I have seen friends and family members hit by Cancer, and I have felt helpless and overwhelmed.
I am really happy and proud to have an opportunity to help local doctors fight this terrifying disease.
Swim Across America really works with those researchers and gives them most of the money raised: we see those doctors each year before our swim: they say what differences the additional funds make, and share stories and results they have achieved.
Then we hear people share their stories of loved ones lost to Cancer, but also of loved ones surviving it!! Some of those survivors are there, joining the swim.
I tell you, like they say it here at SAA, swim is the easy part. Fighting Cancer is hard.
Also, swimming really helps keep us healthy, stronger against diseases. I really believe my friend and inspiration Susan Helmrich managed to survive her 3 cancers partly thanks to her swimming all along her life. See here her amazing story: https://growingbolder.com/media/health/cancer/beating-cancer-one-lap-at-a-time-737153.html
So I hope if you read through this page, you feel like helping, and also feel like joining us in your local pool, staying healthy and fit for our community.