Welcome to My Personal Page and to Team MarKo.
May 2023: Mark came back from MD Anderson and started the intravenous therapy once again. He receives these treatments every three weeks. Mark returns to MD Anderson this month to be updated on his progress. He is in good spirits and looks fantastic! Your prayers are felt and much needed. Here is an update on the Swim Event that was in Islamorada on 4/15/23. The event was successful and raised a total of $90,000 for the Research Institute of Miami. Our Team MarKo was responsible for over $6000 of that total! Wow! The event was professionally run with doctors from the Miami Cancer Research in attendance, plenty of volunteers, and four retired Olympic swimmers. It was a beautiful day; the Gulf of Mexico was very calm, which made for a comfortable and very nice swim. Thank you all for your support and for helping us make waves against cancer.
January 2023: Mark McCaw is my brother; he was diagnosed with liver cancer in August of 2022. He participated in a 90-day intravenous treatment only to find out that the treatment was not working and his cancer was growing in his liver. Mark is currently at MD Anderson, receiving treatment to target the liver and extend his life. I would like to mention Karen, Mark's wife, who is a cancer survivor herself and has fought the fight against cancer. The capitalized M and K in Team MarKo emphasizes both Mark and Karen and the team they represent, as well as this team of individuals who love and support them and their search for a cure. Team Marko will be raising money for the 2023 Florida Keys Open Water Swim on 04-15-2023 off the island of Islamorada. You are invited to offer your support in any way you like. You can attend the event and swim with me and others, you can support the event with your monetary donation, or you can support Team MarKo with your prayers! We have set a goal of raising $5000, and as of today, we have raised nearly $2000! No gift is too small. Thank you all, and may God bless each of you with his spirit of peace and love.
In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. I joined the Swim Across America community so that, together, we can change that.
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!