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2023 LIS - Long Island Sound Open Water Swim

Stanley after an ocean swim
Stanley after an ocean swim

Team Stanley


Stanley Epstein was the guy you called when you had a worrisome medical problem or just felt like having some fun.  His life’s motto was, “Say Yes!” and he lived his 88 years doing just that.  

A cardiologist and patriarch to 3 children and 9 grandchildren, Stan was a generous soul who took care of countless friends, relatives, neighbors and anyone else who was lucky enough to find him.   Outside of his “wondrous bounty” –  the family he created with lifelong sweetheart Sylvia, Stanley loved nothing more than the sound of the sea and the feel of the water.  A world traveler and Clinical Professor at Columbia Medical School, Stan practiced healing well into his ‘80s.  Throughout his long and beautiful life he made sure to always smell the roses and find a place to take a dip. Goggles, a bathing suit, and later, ear plugs, were a permanent fixture in any car he drove or travel bag he carried.  

To honor his memory and raise awareness for this cause we swim for Team Stanley. We swim for donations that fund the research labs and organizations that cure cancers and save lives.  Consider joining us this summer.  Consider saying Yes!

In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. We joined the Swim Across America community so that, together, we can change that.   If you are able, please support us by making a gift. The researchers we are funding are in our community and are the next generation of cancer pioneers. Without Swim Across America early stage funding, they are not able to conduct trials that can lead to breakthroughs that can save lives. Thank you for helping make an impact in the fight to find a cure!





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You can make a donation online by clicking on the 'Donate Now' button on this page. 


If you prefer to donate via check, please send check donations to Swim Across America, PO Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.


Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning our team or the swimmer you are supporting!






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