Welcome to Swim Across America’s Team Tar Heel Fundraising Page!
Swim Across America (SAA) was established as a 501(c)3 public charity in 1992. It funds cancer research, clinical trials, and patient programs by hosting open water and pool swims. The events are paired with local cancer research facilities, and here in Charlotte, SAA is paired with the well-known Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital.
On Sunday, Oct 2, 2022, SAA will host an open water event at YMCA Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, SC, just down the road from the Queen City. Team Tar Heel is excited to be a part of the Swim Across America Family for the second consecutive year!
As we all know, perhaps at a very personal level, although the world came to a screeching halt due to COVID-19, cancer did not, nor did the doctors and scientists who are searching for a cure. An estimated 40% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. Much progress has been made in cancer treatment in the last 5 years, but National Cancer Institute funding for investigative research and clinical trials has decreased 25% over the past 10 years. This benefit swim is so important because it raises dollars that are invested into early-stage cancer research and clinical trials.
We want all of our supporters to know that this year, our second year, and every year, Team Tar Heel will remain, “Committed to the Mission” and are excited to announce that the 2022 Charlotte open water swim is in honor of the Carolina Swimming and Diving family members who have beaten, are battling, or have succumbed to cancer.
We all have been affected by cancer and here is our chance to unite and join the efforts to find a cure. The doctors and researchers at Levine Cancer Institute are at the forefront of breakthrough research, giving people hope and a better quality of life throughout their cancer journey. They need our help in “making waves in the fight against cancer.”
Please join our team in this very important fight by swimming in the event on October 2. If you can’t participate in the swim, we hope you will support us by making a gift to Team Tar Heel. Anything you can do will help in the search for better treatment options and perhaps one day, drown this terrible disease.
Team Tar Heel Co-Captains - Sue Walsh UNC ’84 and Bailey Burt UNC ’18
You can make a donation online by clicking on the 'Donate Now' button on this page.
If you prefer to donate via check, please send check donations to Swim Across America, 8508 Park Road, #389, Charlotte, NC 28210.
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning our team or the swimmer you are supporting!
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