This Sunday at 8am I will be swimming from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Yacht Harbor to raise money for cancer research.
• I am swimming for my dear friend and sister-in-law, Jin, who I lost to cancer but who gave the world her 2 outstanding daughters, my nieces Christen and Jamie
• I am swimming for LeeAnn, stepmom to one of those daughters, who recently found her cancer has spread
• I am swimming for my former mother-in-law, grandmother to my 2 nieces, who also underwent treatment and looks fantastic
• I am swimming for Donna, mom of my dear friend Andrea, who just passed away from cancer a month ago
• I am swimming for Nina, my new friend who was diagnosed a year after me and is bravely finishing up her treatment this month
• I am swimming for Sofia, my friend and coworker’s wife, who found she had cancer around the same time as I did, but died from it a few months ago
• I am swimming for Suzanne, a fellow survivor who I met by chance and who iscreating a community of survivors for support
• I am swimming for Kristin, a friend and fellow survivor with 2 young daughters
• I am swimming for Suzi, who lost her beloved Craig
• I am swimming for my mom, who just bravely underwent treatment and has come through amazingly well
• I am swimming for Susan, my "big sis", who was diagnosed several years ago and is still cancer-free and going strong
• I am swimming for Kara, my mighty team captain, who inspires me to do all I can for the cause
• I am swimming to give back to the outstanding staff at UCSF, who managed to make my cancer treatment, chemo, surgery, and radiation, almost pleasant and kept me positive throughout
I started my journey with cancer in November of 2014, and am happy to say that after chemo, radiation, and surgery I'm back to living my life as usual. My recovery is thanks to years of research and the amazing health professionals at UCSF and the love and support of all of you! I'm ready to rise to a new challege - swimming in the SF Bay! IOn September 17, super early in the morning (7am ish), I'll join several others, including my oncologist, on a boat to the Golden Gate Bridge and will jump into the cold murky water of the SF Bay and swim to the Marina Yacht Harbor - about 1.75 miles. This is all in an effort to give back to the research that saved my life.
In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. I joined the SAA community so that, together, we can change that. I am challenging myself by swimming in the San Francisco Bay Open Water Swim and raising as much money to fight cancer 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!
Swim Across America, c/o Anthony DuComb, 1684 8th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122.
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!