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2023 Boston Open Water Swim

Team Wendy

Team Wendy was formed in memory of longtime Cambridge Masters swimmer Wendy Gulley, who valiantly battled pancreatic cancer for 4.5 years and stared down her difficult diagnosis with the utmost determination and heart. Even before getting sick, Wendy was always thinking of others and finding ways to give back and make a difference. An inspiration to us all, there's no more fitting way to honor her memory than by raising funds for cancer research and prevention to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mass General Hospital for Children Cancer Center.

On August 12, we'll have swimmers and volunteers helping out for the 1/2 mile, 1 mile, and 2 mile swims as well as a kids splash at Castle Island at Pleasure Bay.

We participate as a team because a group makes a bigger splash than as separate individuals. We participate to recognize the coaches, teammates, and friends who have made an impression on us throughout our years of training. We participate to honor those fighting valiantly with the belief that they deserve more time to leave their mark in the world. We participate in memory of friends and family who sadly lost their battle with cancer before the medical advances of today--the exact reason why early-stage funding for cancer research is so important toward securing larger grants down the road. We participate to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, to be inspired by amazing stories, and to do something we love. 

Thank you for your support and interest as we honor and remember our special teammate and friend, Wendy. To make a donation, either click on the "Donate" button, or send a check payable to "Swim Across America" with the name of the swimmer you're supporting, and mail to:

Swim Across America - Boston
c/o Jamie Mannion
PO Box 206
300 Broadway Lbby
Revere, MA 02151

If you'd like to swim or serve as a land volunteer, please click the "Join" button. Participants are encouraged to fundraise $500 toward this event. Blessings to all, and thank you!


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Swim Across America, Inc., [SAA] is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming- related events. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service.

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