Welcome to My Personal Page
It is hard to find someone who has not been touched by cancer either personally or supporting a loved one, friend, or family member. In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. In 2011, together with my former University of Texas Swimming Teammates Andrea Hayes Dickson and Daniel Watters, we established the Dallas Open Water Swim. $2.8 million dollars later, which has funded the Swim Across America Innovative Clinical Trials Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, the swim is still going strong.
Swim Across America funding has contributed to four FDA-approved life-saving immunotherapy treatments: Yervoy, Opdivo, Tecentriq and Keytruda, and supports research with more than 60 scientific grants funded each year.
My father, Martin Doolan, was a fan and big supporter of Swim Across America. My father was a 19-year advanced stage three colon cancer survivor. Because of advances in treatments due to research, he was able to celebrate many more birthdays and holidays with our family. My mother, Grace Doolan, died of stage 4 lung cancer just five months after her diagnosis. She would have done anything to participate in a trial to extend her life, and now, thanks to the support of Swim Across America, patients with lung cancers have treatment options.
If you are able, please support me by making a gift. The researchers we are funding are in our community and are the next generation of cancer pioneers. Without Swim Across America early-stage funding, they are not able to conduct trials that can lead to breakthroughs that can save lives. Thank you for helping make an impact in the fight to find a cure!