Welcome to Patti's Page
Dear Friends and Family ,
We are rolling out our 11th Swim Across America Event supporting Rush on August 12, 2023. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting Emily Phillips Crabtree, she is our patient and friend and team co captain who has a personal fight going on with a persistent cancer called a sarcoma. She has been an avid supporter of SAA but has not been able to swim due to her treatments. Her friends and family have been her swimmers. Her energy and smile and strong dislike of cancer is what we need on this team. Emily and I will be rolling out our WONDER WADERS COSTUMES again and wading at the event!!!
This year I am honoring my Daddio, Thomas J.Moriarty. He was diagnosed with low grade Follicular Lymphoma on May 2017 and was treated twice by the greatest and kindest hematologist oncologist, Dr Venu. He is of course at Rush University Medical Center. His nurse and physician assistant and infusion nurses and radiology techs and check in team and Eunice kept him young and laughing. He died peacefully in November of 2021.
I am hoping to show RUSH and all Cancer patients and survivors and those who did not survive this terrible disease and the families and friends of those cancer patients that we are here to support cancer research at Rush. Covid has not stopped cancer care!!!! We hope to make cancer disappear and currently Rush is doing sooooo much research of treatments focused on many different types of cancer. As the CO captain of the Rush University Medical Center and Midwest Orthopaedic at Rush Team I appeal to you to swim or donate. I understand that these are tough times financially for soooooooo many. Every little bit helps. Please stay healthy and be kind to one another.
CO Captain Patty
You can make a credit card donation here, or send a check to: Swim Across America, 8508 Park Rd. #389, c/o SAA-Chicago, Charlotte, NC 28210