Welcome to the homepage for UCSF Team Newborn. We are the staff, colleagues, friends and family of the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Intensive Care Nursery (ICN). Our team represents a diverse group with a wide range of ages and swimming abilities, but with a common goal of defeating childhood cancers. This is the 6th year for UCSF Team Newborn and we invite you to support us in whatever way you can.
Consider helping us with our fund raising efforts by making a contribution to any swimmer on our team. Each individual swimmer must raise a minimum amount before they will be allowed to swim, so any gift of support is greatly appreciated. Watch our team total fundraising amount grows compared to other teams on the Event Home Page (http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/site/TR/OpenWater/SanFrancisco?pg=entry&fr_id=4764) We would love for you to come join us on swim day (9/22/18) either in the water or cheering from shore.
This is a small event compared to other charity race events (300 swimmers vs. 2000 in Escape From Alcatraz). But because of generosity from supporters like you, and the tremendous committment of particpants and event organizers (Co-Directors Susan Helmrich and Anthony DuComb), this event raises nearly a half million dollars each year. Those funds go directly to the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Cancer specialists in Oakland and San Francisco to support their imporant cutting edge research.
To make a donation from this page, select any swimmer from the Team Roster to be taken to their personal page. From there, select "Donate Now" to make a contribution. 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 generous support,
Tom Shimotake, MD
Captain, UCSF Team Newborn
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.