Welcome to the Personal Page of Richard Pugh!
In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. I joined the Swim Across America community so that, together, we can change that.
I will be swimming swimming 2 miles (3520 yards / 3219 meters) to show my support, raise awareness, and fund raising for cancer research. WE NEED TO FIND A CURE!!!
I am dedicating this swim to my mother, Ursula Pugh, 3 year survivor of breast cancer, my father-in-law Ned Sexton who is a survivor of prostate cancer, my friends Gigi Madrid and Joe Ruggiero, which are both champions and fighters battling this disease today, and to all my family and friends that I have lost over the recent years; Tony Simpson (Throat), Malcolm Murphy (Bladder), Carol Grenier (Brain), Mr. Robinson (Pancreatic), Guy Merinac (Pancreatic), Herman Fons (Stomach), and many other countless losses.
If you have any name(s) you would like for me to add to my support board/t-shirt, please send me them to me and I will be sure to add them!
Last year I swam 1.2 miles and am looking to swim 2+ miles this year to raise awareness and funding for cancer research.
If you are able, please support me by making a gift. The researchers we are funding are in our community and are the next generation of cancer pioneers. Without Swim Across America early stage funding, they are not able to conduct trials that can lead to breakthroughs that can save lives. Thank you for helping make an impact in the fight to find a cure!