First, thank you for taking time out and giving this a read.
I am challenging myself by swimming in the Swim Across America San Francisco Bay Open Water Swim and raising money to fight cancer. Neither of these things are easy for me as this will be my first open water swim. I'm attempting .75 miles in the San Francisco Bay. Yes, I'm wearing a wetsuit, and am determined not to let any sharks or sea monsters stop me! I am scouting for support to make this happen. Who's in?
I joined Team Susan Survives because of my Team Captain's, Susan Helmrich's, amazing leadership and incredible inspiration. She is a warrior and fellow survivor in this cause who has overcome insurmountable odds time and time again. I am truly honored and humbled to be her friend and on her team.
I am also swimming in honor of EZ, Susan Helmrich, my To Celebrate Life brother and sisters (fellow breast cancer survivors), SG, TA, KC, VG, MJ, CW, KH, Dale S., and all of you out there who are survivors. Coley Clyde, Michael Neal, Kristen B., and all who are courageously in the fight as we speak-this is for you too. My swim is also in memory of beautiful Patty Lou-Means and JoAnn Simpson (fellow 2015 TCL sisters), Chi Hammer (we attended birthing class and an 8-year mother's group together), Laura Rennard (an extraordinary soul I met in treatment), and BF. You have have given me the courage and desire for change and to push beyond my boundaries for this cause, and I thank you.
As I learned from my own humbling experience, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer. I joined the SAA community so that, together, we can change that! You can support me with encouraging words or by sponsoring my swim. 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!
You can make a credit card donation here, or send a check to Swim Across America, c/o Anthony DuComb, 1684 8th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122. Any checks should be made out to Swim Across America, but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. We can make this change together!
With love and appreciation,
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