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Join Matthew Lipton’s Pool Swim to fight cancer with Swim Across America. Matthew is challenging himself by swimming and raising as much money to fight cancer as he can for his Mitzvah project. The money raised by your donations will go towards cancer research, prevention and treatment.


WHAT: Hello, my name is Matthew Lipton and for my Mitzvah project I am continuing an effort that my sister started 6 years ago called the THANKSwimming for a Cure Pool Swim in memory of my grandmother. I will be raising money for cancer research which will hopefully find more cures, treatments and prevention against cancer. In the Jewish religion, a mitzvah is a good deed, something that helps others or is simply an act of kindness. For my mitzvah project, I have chosen to organize a pool swim with Swim Across America. Swim Across America is national organization whose mission is to raise money for cancer research and preventions through swimming. I am asking you to join me in swimming and raising money to fight cancer. This fundraising effort is also in memory of my grandmother who passed away eight years ago from Multiple Myeloma. Please join me and come out to swim with me or make any gift you feel comfortable making to this important effort. The money that you give will go towards cancer research, prevention and treatment being conducted at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

We will offer lap swimming, fun relays and a spin class! The spin class available for participants 16 and older, and is limited to the first 35 people. Slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis the day of the event. 

WHEN: February 26th, 2017 at 2:15pm - 4:45pm

817 Lexington Avenue (63rd Street)
New York, NY 10065

HOW TO JOIN: Click the register button on the home tab of this page and get your own fundraising page to send out to your friends and family. All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here and bring to the event check-in. If you are under 18, please bring the waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

FUNDRAISING: We encourage swimmers to each raise at least $100. Many will raise more but if everyone raises $100, our swim could raise thousands to support cancer research, prevention and treatment.

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES: Every swimmer who participates will receive a Swim Across America cap, bracelet and tattoos! Raise the amounts below and receive great SAA items for your efforts!

This year we are offering more prizes at more levels! Check out all the great incentive levels below, and see how much money you can help raise in the fight against cancer!

  • $100 - SAA T-Shirt.
  • $200 - SAA Sunglasses + $100 fundraising incentive.
  • $500 - SAA Towel + $200 fundraising incentives.
  • $1000 - $50 Amazon gift card + $500 fundraising incentives.

QUESTIONS? Feel free to email