Cancer is cruel.
This February, cancer took my dear friend Bonnie Bancroft who battled valiantly for 11 months against pancreatic cancer. Bonnie embodied everything good and right in the world and made each of us want to be better person.
So many of us have lost friends and loved ones whose lives have been ravaged by this vicious disease. Yet we continue to be hopeful, because so much incredible research is being done to improve treatments.
For years, the typical cancer treatment was surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, a.k.a. slash, burn and poison. Gene and immunotherapy approaches the problem differently. It stimulates the patient’s own body to kill the cancer by reprogramming the immune system.
It is the research into these innovative therapies that I’m passionate about.
Cell and gene therapies are destroying tumors every day in the laboratory and in clinical trials, targeting only the cancer with few side effects to healthy tissue.
And it is this research and these clinical trials that Swim Across America - Fairfield County raises money to support through our beneficiary the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy in Stamford, CT.
Please show your support by swimming, volunteering or making a donation. And join me to make waves to fight cancer.
You can make a credit card donation here, or send a check to Swim Across America, c/o Jacque Lang, 14 Little Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877.
Thank you for your generosity.
Hope Has No Finish Line.
Nancy Carr, Co-Chair
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA, FAIRFIELD COUNTY
Making Waves to Fight Cancer