On May 4, 2019, I will be participating with my son, Andy, in Houston for the Swim Across America ½ mile open water swim to support the fight against cancer.
I am doing this in honor of my daughter-in-law, Jordana Rae Rieger, who courageously battled cancer for 5½ years and peacefully passed away at home on April 20, 2018.
She fought valiantly to the end to spend as much time as possible with Andy and their daughters, Isabella and Aurora.
The Swim Across America (SAA) is a charitable Open Water Swim to raise money to support the fight against cancer. The SAA is holding its first swim in Houston this year, and so I will be in the water for the ½ mile swim. One of the beneficiaries from the SAA in Houston is MD Anderson, where Jordana underwent the majority of her treatments during her courageous fight.
If you donate, first off…..thank you! Secondly, you can make a credit card donation here by clicking on the “Donate” link on this page, or send a check to Swim Across America, 11600 N. Community House Rd., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28277. Checks should be made out to “Swim Across America”, but please include a note mentioning “Team Rae” and my name as the swimmer you are supporting. Also, if you wish, you can send a check directly to me, but payable to “Swim Across America”, that I will turn in at the Swim.