"Team Transplant" (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, MSKCC) will participate for its 11th consecutive summer on July 27, 2019, in Swim Across America's 26th Long Island Sound open water swim. Since its inception, SWIM has nationally raised over $80 million, which has supported early phase cancer research to generate important preliminary data, which in turn has led to an estimated $200 million in new funding from other sources, e.,g., NCI/NIH and private philanthropic sources. With enormous thanks to YOU, "Team Transplant" itself raised over $10,000 last summer in 2017; and we hope to exceed DOUBLE that goal this summer. All funds that "Team Transplant-MSKCC" raises will go directly to MSKCC, with your support specifically targeted to the bone marrow and stem cell transplantation program.
The funds we raise provide much needed support to the research efforts that ensure the successful use of transplantation to cure patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other cancers of the blood and bone marrow. It is especially rewarding to all of us that MSKCC's transplant efforts have allowed so many patients to return to their usual livelihoods that predated their cancer diagnoses and treatments, including several who have been swimming for several years with us on Team Transplant.
Should you decide to contribute, however, please know that your support is very meaningful. It will be used directly for cancer research and care of patients undergoing bone marrow or stem cell transplants, and it is much appreciated.
If you prefer to write a check (in lieu of donating on line), please make it payable directly to"SWIM ACROSS AMERICA" with "MSKCC - Team Transplant/SWIMMER'S NAME" in the memo line.
Please mail any checks directly to Swim Across America, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538, but be sure the memo line notes that it is for "MSKCC Team Transplant/SWIMMER'S NAME". Alternatively, you can mail your check directly to your sponsored swimmer, and s/he will submit your donation on the event day.
If you are using a dedicated charitable giving account, Swim Across America's tax ID# is 22-324-8256. You will also need to have check sent directly to Swim Across America, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538, but again be sure that it is noted for "MSKCC Team Transplant/SWIMMER'S NAME".
Don't forget about Employer Matching Gift programs. In such cases employers will also need to make checks payable to Swim Across America and use SWIM's tax ID# and Larchmont mailing address above. Once again, please be sure that the check is directed to "MSKCC Team Transplant/SWIMMER'S NAME".
Sorry to be a broken record about the check memo line, but it's the only way that SWIM can keep track of the designated donations.
All donations of $250.00 or more will be acknowledged per IRS guildelines. For amounts less than $250, your charge record or cancelled check is sufficient for tax purposes.
Thank you for your help with this VERY worthwhile cause.
"Team Transplant" MSKCC, 2019
Swim Across America, Inc., [SAA] is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming- related events. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service.