Welcome to Patty Waldron's Fundraising Page
WHY I SWIM
I swim because the cause is so worthy. I swim to support the doctors and researchers that are in constant pursuit to find a cure and better treatments for cancer. Crack the code in one cancer and clues to the rest will come. I swim obviously for those I love that have battled cancer and won, those that have battled cancer and lost and friends in the midst of battle.
I started swimming just to save myself and have a great time at the neighborhood pool. I swam in the early years to be with my friends and race. I swam because it was a great challenge and there was much to learn. I swam because I had the opportunity to swim in college. I swam after college to try and not gain weight and then I got into triathlon and again there was swimming. I swim now with a sense of purpose, for Swim Across America because I do believe “Hope has no finish line.”
The funds my teammates and I raise will support research done at the Levine Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. The research projects not only affect our community but the larger cancer community. My fundraising efforts have to be a difference maker and I feel the passion I have for Swim Across America that I infuse my team with does make a difference in the efforts to find a cure.
My Team, MSA Out of My Box was founded in honor of Brian Miller an MSA swimmer that lost his battle to lung cancer (non-smoker….runner man til he hit the pool!). All our team members have a story of why they swim and why they would participate in this event. MSA Masters have totally embrace the Swim Across America mantra, “Hope has no finish line.”
We are excited again and I am so filled with joy to lead and be a part of MSA Team Out of My Box. I do not swim a lot, but every stroke I will take will be towards doing a good job on my swim. I will totally enjoy helping people learn open water and prepare to do “something out of their box!” Training and participating with my team is just the best. Swim Across America is just a part of our swim culture at MSA and such a good way for us to impact our community.
I am looking forward to making waves against cancer……year five! Your donation would mean the world to me. Thank you for reading this.