Cancer... we all know someone. In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. That's just a crazy statistic.
Swim Across America has been working to support cancer research, treatment, and prevention for more than 25 years. In that time SAA has raised millions for Sloan Kettering and the Columbia Children's Hospital, and made a real impact in the fight to find a cure. Since our effort began in Westchester, the landmark discoveries and treatments developed have been truly game-changing. Memorial Sloan Kettering was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the development of Immunotherapy. But the concept of immunotherapy did not qualify for grant money and would not have proceeded to the development stage but for the funding from SAA - and donations from you.
This year we are swimming to honor the Win - the folks who are beating this disease with amazing new treatments made possible by the years of contributions to which SAA has been dedicated - and in particular, our friend, Bruce, whose new immunotherapy treatment has shown miraculous success. Bruce is doing GREAT and new treatments will become available as quickly as funding allows.
I don't believe in going to the well a whole lot - in fact I almost never ask for support of a fundraising effort, usually just making donations out of my own pocket. This is wrong - more can be done with help from you than I can by myself ...and so I'm asking: If you've ever thought, "What can I do that will actually make a difference?", please help ...for whomever you care about.
Thank you for getting in the fight!