Cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease in the United States. It is the primary cause of death in women between the ages of 35 and 74. About 8,000 American children will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Cancer is the chief cause of death in children between the ages of 1 and 14. Everyday, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer but only 4 cancer drugs have been approved for use on children. Sadly, 1 out of 8 children will not survive. In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer.
We joined the SAA community so that, together, we can change that. In honor of family we have lost and those who are fighting we are challenging ourselves by swimming in the Atlanta Open Water Swim and raising as much money to fight cancer as we can. We will be swimming at Lake Lanier on September 26, 2020! Please support us by sponsoring our 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!
SAA—Atlanta funds benefit the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta . The leukemia research project, led by Dr. Douglas Graham and his clinical research team, supports children as well as adults by hosting Phase 1 leukemia clinical trials at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
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 Nancy Peek, PO Box 1078, Tucker, GA 30085.
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning our team or the swimmer you are supporting!