The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University family is grateful for the partnership with Swim Across America (SAA)! Established in 2013, the SAA Atlanta Open Water Swim has donated more than $2.25 million to the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. As well, Swim Across America has named a lab in the Aflac Cancer Center.
This year, we are excited to participate in the Swim Across America Coast to Coast Challenge. Please support us by sponsoring our swim and making a gift. Current Swim Across America funds support research efforts for five young investigators at the Aflac Cancer Center. The intent is to fund physicians and provide career and project support for young, proven investigators in postdoctoral fellowships or who have recently achieved junior faculty positions and are committing their lives to the field of pediatric cancer to provide research with vibrant new ideas. Funding is designed to nurture young scientist in the pursuit of independent hypotheses and to enable them to develop the preliminary data necessary to successfully compete for major research grants. SAA Funding will support 5 young investigators; Drs. Aumann, Summers, Kazi, Henry, and Smart, and their respective research projects.
You can log your activity for the Coast to Coast Challenge in either miles or hours. For example, you can log one mile of running or one hour of weightlifting. You can find more information on what counts as activity on the FAQ page at swimacrossamerica.org/atlanta. When you log your activity for the Coast to Coast Challenge, please remember to include Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as your team!
You can make a credit card donation by clicking on one of the members of our team (under the team roster section), or send a check to Swim Across America, c/o Nancy Peek, PO Box 1078, Tucker, GA 30085.
Checks should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning our team or the participant you are supporting!