Swim Update for GHS, Rocky Point and Team Julian Team Members - Swimmers are hitting the water on Saturday, August 1st. Members of Rocky Point will be swimming at RPC on Saturday morning. GHS swimmers should contact Coach Lowe or Coach Hokayem. All others should swim at Greenwich Point (or the beach of your choosing) at whatever time is convenient for you. Good luck and raise some funds in Julian's memory for Swim Across America for the benefit of the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. If you can not swim this weekend, please swim next weekend. Thank you all for your participation!
In 2017 we lost our young friend Julian Fraser after he fought a tough 11-month battle with osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Julian was an All-American swimmer and water polo player at Greenwich High School and a standout player on the Santa Clara University Water Polo Team when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at age 19. He was loved by all. Julian was only 20 years old when he died.
Unfortunately, Julian’s story is not uncommon. We hear similar stories year-after-year. Many of our friends and loved ones have heard their doctor say those three words, “you have cancer”. It’s at that moment, one that you never expected, that you can only hope that there is a treatment or cure to make you better.
That’s why Team Julian came together, not only to honor our friends like Julian, but to continue to support the cause by raising money to fund the valuable research that is being done today to help save the rest of us who are diagnosed with cancer. Swim Across America - Fairfield County is supporting the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), an organization who funds dedicated cancer researchers and scientists around the country who are making great strides to help save us.
This year we are all doing social distance swimming for the cause. We encourage you to come out and swim buoy-to-buoy at Greenwich Point on Saturday August 1st or Sunday, August 2nd. Pick your own distance and keep your distance. Raise some money for a the cause. No wetsuits are required. The water is 78-79 degrees. You must have a beach card. If you cannot swim this weekend, swim next weekend.
Remember, one out of two men and one out of three women will be diagnosed with cancer. Help us change that.
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, c/o Jacque Lang, 14 Little Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877