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San Francisco Bay Open Water Swim

Team Purple Patch

Welcome to the Team Purple Patch page, supporting the Swim Across America Bay Swim on September 22nd!

So often, it can be difficult to see how you can make a direct impact when supporting charities. SAA is different - your participation supports two key resources in our own community:

*UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute

*UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco Survivors of Childhood Cancer Program

For the last 4 years, SAA has been able to fund these resources entirely.

This year, SAA has the goal of $800K and we have set our team goal at $40K and have every confidence we can achieve that!

We hope you'll join us in one of two ways:

*Sign up to swim with us & choose between a 1.75 mi or 0.75 mi swim, starting from under the Golden Gate Bridge. We'll be following the current, so this might be the fastest swim of your life :)

*Or, Make a donation to our team here on this page

For those who have participated, you will know that this swim is a heartwarming, heart-wrenching and incredibly touching and meaningful experience.  Aside from the amazing adventure that is swimming from under the Golden Gate Bridge to the Shores of Chrissy Field, participation means getting to take a boat ride and watch the sun rise over the City and Bay while listening to current cancer patients, cancer survivors and those impacted by the disease tell their stories of triumph and struggle.  It is a truly moving experience.

As your Team Captains, we say many thanks for your support!

Ambi Bowo, Laurence Delisle & Naomi Fliflet


You can make a credit card donation by clicking on one of the members of our team below, or send a check to Swim Across America, c/o Anthony DuComb, 1684 8th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122 


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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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