Welcome to My 2023 SAA Fundraising Page
In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, many will be diagnosed early when they are children and just learning about their place in the world, and all the opportunities that exist in their future. I joined the Swim Across America community so that, together, we can change that. I first met my young friend Markus (now 18) during our first year in 2018, and he was a testament to how to turn a negative into a positive, thanks to the advances in cancer research and the therapies developed due to funds donated by individuals and businesses. I have a friend whose son Garrett (16) is fighting his battle right now with a positive attitude, and hopefully will be able to achieve his dreams, including receiving the rank of Eagle Scout this year! And young women like Halley, who was recently treated by Dr. Amanda Winters and the research she has done with AML, can now enjoy time with their families and think positively about what their adult futures hold. Children's Hospital Colorado's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is also currently treating young men (21) like Asher, who was recently diagnosed w/ cancer, and his parents are members of the Colorado swimming community. I work hard all year long for young people like this, as well as for older friends and family that have or are currently fighting cancer, like my Aunt Kay, Uncle Dave, Anna P. and run club member Vanessa B.
The researchers we are funding are in our local 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!