Tony Caserta - TEAM ALICE - 1.3 mile swim in Long Island Sound on July 29th, 2023
This year marks our 20th year anniversary of TEAM ALICE in honor of my Mom, Alice Caserta. We have raised $26,255 so far in 2023 in the fight against cancer and we have exceeded our goal of $25,000!
Thank you for your continued generous support of TEAM ALICE in Swim Across America's cancer fundraising swim. On Saturday, July 29th my family, Luke-22 & Ryan-20 along with my nephews Max & Jack Caserta will complete the 1.3-mile open-water swim to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute in memory of my Mom, who lost her battle to cancer in Sept:2003 and a good friend Dr. Mike Hughes (he used to do the swims).
I have been involved with SAA for over 32 years and have seen some fantastic results from the donations that SAA has raised from many of you! One of our proudest achievements has come from being a part of the group that set up the funding for Memorial Sloan Kettering's Swim Across America Lab, which has successfully created a cancer immunotherapy vaccine that has changed the way many cancer treatments have evolved. SAA has granted over $100mm to fund cancer research & clinical trials at world-renowned research institutes and hospitals including: Sloan Kettering, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Cancer Center, MD Anderson, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Levine Cancer Center, Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
I am proud to say that 2023 Swim Across America will host 23 Open Water Events and will raise over $10mm.
TEAM ALICE raised over $23,000 in 2022 and almost $400,000 since 2003 when we lost Mom to cancer. If you would like to contribute and support TEAM ALICE for 2023 then you can by making a credit card donation here or you can please send a check made payable to "Swim Across America" and please add TEAM ALICE - Tony Caserta in the memo section. Please mail to: Swim Across America, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.