Team Russ was founded in 2011 by team captain Cathie Gray after longtime swimmer and volunteer extraordinaire Russ Haffner lost a brief but insurmountable battle with the big C.
The Chicago chapter of SAA also instituted a Volunteer of the Year award that year, named in honor of Russ and his tireless commitment to SAA.
Thank you for your generosity and may it lead to a cancer-free world!
You can make a credit card donation by clicking on one of the members of our team below, or send a check to Swim Across America - Chicago, PO Box 223, Riverside, IL 60546.
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning our team or the swimmer you are supporting!