My fist SAA race was in memory of Leah who we taught how to swim at Aqua-Tots Swim School. Leah loved to swim and it was a joy to experience her passion. Leah was diagnosed with cancer and fought a good fight for over a year. Unfortunately Leah lost the fight against cancer and left us way too soon. Leah’s story hit me hard because of how close I was to the harsh reality of cancer and her fight against it. I decided to do something about it and found SAA so me and our Swim School can continue to honor Leah by using my ability to swim for her but also swim for the fight against cancer that may impact other families.
I am again challenging myself by swimming and raising as much money to fight cancer as I can. On July 17th I am swimming as part of a relay team that will be swimming a double crossing of the Catalina Channel. Me and five other swimmers will depart Long Beach California and swim 21 miles to Catalina Island and back. That is a 42 mile stretch to swim for a cure for those who need it and for Leah who can no longer swim. 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!
You can make a credit card donation here, or send a check to Swim Across America, 11600 N. Community House Rd., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28277.
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!