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In 2005, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center renamed one of its highest priority labs in honor of Swim Across America. The trend would continue as beneficiaries across the country acknowledge the efforts of SAA participants and donors to preserve our legacy.


''Our lab at MSK is designated as the Swim Across America lab, signifying the importance of our partnership with Swim Across America.'' - Dr. Jedd Wolchok


Swim Across America continues to subsidize cutting-edge cancer research, progressive survivorship clinics, and the foremost in patient care and treatment. Thoroughly dedicated to our beneficiaries and their groundbreaking efforts, we present our distinguished list of Funded Institutions, Organizations and Programs:




Swim Across America has raised $100M and been a major funder in the advancement of immunotherapy, personalized medicine, gene sequencing, detection and patient programs such as adolescent and youth survivorship.

Lesser known but which we are proud is that for three decades our grants have helped medical students, biologists and oncologists from diverse populations. The entrepreneur spirit and ideas from diverse communities has led to breakthroughs and given hope to cancer patients and their families. Here is a visual of the Faces of Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.




Swim Across America is celebrating 35 years of impact in 2022. SAA has raised $100 million since its inception in 1987 to support cancer research and clinical trials across the U.S. Please contact Jeni Howard at for media inquiries.