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Help Team Dallas raise money for cancer research at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center - choose your own activity and goal to virtually travel through every SAA city and go "coast to coast" this summer. Get Registered Today!

  • Proceeds from the swim will support early detection and innovative clinical trials at the Swim Across America Innovative Clinical Trials Center (ICTC) at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.

WEEKLY COAST TO COAST UPDATE
Week Two - Updated July 7th

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Even in these uncertain times, we can continue making waves to fight cancer. As we navigate COVID-19, we've created a special webpage for event updates, helpful information and ways you can continue to support the mission of Swim Across America.

The 10th annual Swim Across America Dallas open water swim was slated to take place in September at Lake Ray Hubbard in support of the Swim Across America Innovative Clinical Trials Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we are unable to have a live in-person events this fall. Alternatively, we will be offering a virtual 'Coast to Coast' Challenge as a way for swimmers, volunteers, family and friends to continue to support research at our beneficiaries.

Have questions about SAA - Dallas? Email leslie@swimacrossamerica.org to learn more!

COAST TO COAST CHALLENGE INFO
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Swim Across America-Dallas will be participating in Coast to Coast - a virtual activity tracking and fundraising challenge where participants will work together to travel across America with a mission to support cancer research. Participants can choose their own activity and goals that will support Team SAA-Dallas move across America. Activities can include a walk, bike ride, run, swim or any favorite physical activity in any safe location in your local community. You can even log cancer treatment hours! The virtual route will travel to each Swim Across America open water event city (21 ‘stops’) for a 7,686 mile journey. Tracking will begin June 22nd.

CHALLENGE DETAILS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions about participating in Coast to Coast? All your answers can be found in Frequently Asked Questions.

COAST TO COAST COURSE MAP

The full course map and distances for all legs can be found here.

COAST TO COAST FUNDRAISING TOOLKIT

You can find some new and inspiring fundraising messages crafted for 2020 as well as shareable graphics for Instagram, Facebook and your Participant Center to boost your fundraising for the 'Coast to Coast' challenge here.

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SWIM ACROSS AMERICA 2020 COMMEMORATIVE SHIRT

All 2020 SAA - Dallas participants will receive the 2020 commemorative shirt as a thank you for their support and commitment to Swim Across America. This shirt features the slogan "The Mission Doesn't Stop" on the front - a reference to 34 years and counting of impact we've had 'Making Waves To Fight Cancer' with all the SAA cities on back. The tri-blend shirt comes in blue to recognize our frontline heroes in hospitals and research centers in this unprecedented year.

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PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

Registration and Fundraising:

To Join the Coast to Coast Challenge, there is a small personal DONATION of $25 to get you started, and while we will encourage you to fundraise, there is NO Fundraising Minimum to participate. We are all working together as an event to travel coast to coast, but you can still choose to register as an individual or as a part of a fundraising team. Teams can be an inspirational way to honor a loved one and motivate your family and friends to register with you!

 

Already registered for SAA - Dallas? Great! No need to change your registration. You are already eligible to participate in the activity tracking challenge.

 

Note, Online Fundraising Pages on the SAA website are still available, and you can still use Facebook and other Social Media platforms to solicit additional donations. Proceeds from the challenge will support the Swim Across America Innovative Clinical Trials Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.

HOW TO FUNDRAISE

If this is your first time participating or if you just need some tips to be a better fundraiser, click here. It will walk you through the participant center and teach you how to email donors, share on social media sites and download the fundraising app.

You may support the swimmer of your choice by making an online donation. Or you may send a check, payable to Swim Across America, to the address below:

Swim Across America Dallas
PO Box 822254
Dallas, TX 75382

Make sure to include a note with the name of the swimmer you are donating to.

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