Why support our swim?
To give kids with cancer a better chance at a quality life.
On April 28, Team Brookline will join the Boston Team Relay Challenge to raise funds for childhood cancer survivorship programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mass General Hospital for Children.
Survival rates for childhood cancers have increased dramatically in recent decades. But due to the toxicity of those treatments, the cost of survivorship is sometimes high. Survivors of childhood cancers often face long-term challenges, including higher risk of second cancers, heart disease, and various cognitive and psychological concerns. The money raised during our swim will support research into improved treatments with reduced toxicity and programs to help cancer survivors address long-term effects.