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This is our 25th anniversary swimming in honor and memory of daughter Anne, who died Dec. 30th, 1998 by reason of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is also the 25th year that I have acted as Captain of Team Anne, Mike and Friends, but is the second year that I, too, have been in treatment for pancreatic cancer. I am optimistic about the treatment process and with the help of the kind doctors and staff at Rush, am going to beat my disease and I expect to swim in the lake on August 12thth as a 'survivor'. 24 years ago, my chances would be much less favorable than now, thanks to all the progress that has been made at Rush and elsewhere with the help of donors like you. For that I have a real personal reason to be grateful for all that you have done.
Anne would want us to swim and help continue the fight against various cancers through research, and we're proud of the work we've done with Team Anne, Mike and Friends to support the efforts of fine researchers each of these past 23 years.
Please consider this special anniversary, and make a 100% tax deductible donation to help fund cancer research, diagnosis, prevention and treatment at Rush Cancer Research Center, located just a couple of miles from our beach in Chicago.
You can also help me by passing this message along to others who may be interested in being a part of Swim Across America, Chicago.
You can find out more about the Swim Across America organization by visiting www.swimacrossamerica.org/chicago
Thanks so very much!
Steve Schlegel (aka "Cap'n" Steve)
You can make a credit card donation here, or send a check to Swim Across America, 8508 Park Road #389, c/o SAA-Chicago, Charlotte, N.C. 28210 (Memo Line- Stephen Schlegel-Chicago)