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San Francisco Bay Open Water Swim

UCSF Team Newborn

Welcome to the homepage for UCSF Team Newborn. We are the staff, colleagues, family and friends of the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Intensive Care Nursery (ICN). Our team represents a diverse range of ages and swimming abilities with a common goal of defeating childhood cancers. This is the 5th year for UCSF Team Newborn and we invite you to support us in whatever way you can. You can join us on swim day, either in the water or cheering on the shores, or you can make a contribution to our fund raising efforts. Any gift of support is greatly appreciated.

This is a small event compared to other charity race events (300 swimmers vs. 2000 in Escape From Alcatraz). But because of the tremendous committment by particpants, and the efficiency of the SAA volunteer Co-Directors (Susan Helmrich and Anthony DuComb), this event raises nearly a half million dollars each year. Most of those funds will go directly to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Cancer specialits in Oakland and San Francisco Campuses to support their cutting edge research. 

From this page you can make a contribution to ANY swimmer on the team by clicking on their names. Our team total is what we will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony, and your name will appear on our Team page scrolling list of donors regardless of whose name it was submitted under.  Each swimmer on UCSF Team Newborn makes a commit to raisie a minimum of $500 by swim day, so feel free to support anyone still not at their goal.  You may also send a check to Swim Across America, c/o Anthony DuComb, 1684 8th Ave, San francisco, CA 94122.

Thank you again for your support,

Tom Shimotake, MD

Captain, UCSF Team Newborn 


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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.

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