Back at Swim Across America for round 2!! I love my job working as a nurse at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston on the Aflac cancer and blood disorders unit, and this is my opportunity to combine a sport I love all while raising money for Aflac. Although some days are challenging, I leave everyday inspired by our patients and their families as they battle cancer and other blood disorders. That is why I am pushing myself to swim 1/2 of a mile. I took off my goggles when I was 18, but I think it is time for this retired swimmer to swim again for an amazing cause! Please help support me in this race where all the proceeds go to the Aflac Cancer Center.
Each day 43 children are diagnosed with cancer; 12% of them will not survive. 60% of the children that survive cancer will suffer things such as infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers. Only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget goes to childhood cancer. 4%, that is literally nothing! Our children deserve so much more than that! I want to see a day where there is a cure for cancer.
That is why I am joining Swim Across America to raise money for Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. I am challenging myself by swimming 1/2 a mile in the Atlanta Open Water Swim and raising as much money to fight cancer as I can.
Please support me by sponsoring my swim. The money you give will go towards childhood 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, c/o Nancy Peek, PO Box 1078, Tucker, GA 30085. Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!