I'm GONNA SWIM 4 MILES FOR THIS!!!
Greetings! Its that special time of year again. If we have not connected recently, I hope this note finds you and yours well, and finding some time to enjoy this special island. I am reaching out to seek your support of Swim Across America/Nantucket this year for our 8th annual Swim taking place on Saturday August 24, 2019 at Jetties Beach. This year, Tyler (now 17) and I will be swimming 4 miles from 40th Pole to Jetties beach to earn your support for this great, local cause.
Many of you have supported me, and Team Roethke, before in this special cause to fund raise for local cancer services and care right here on Nantucket. The money we raise together, stays here. We make an impact for many who are faced with the tough news of a diagnosis, and the challenges of getting treatment, care, and support 30 miles at sea. Think about that challenge....Speaking from personal experience, I cannot tell you how meaningful these services are.
As you consider making a gift this year, consider this: the "Swim Across America Infusion Center" at the brand new Nantucket Cottage Hospital exists because of this Swim, and thanks in large part to the generosity of one of our annual SAA/N Swimmers who are long time Summer Residents. The funds that Team Roethke helps to generate, along with nearly 1000 other swimmers to date, largely fund the world-class oncologists, doctors, nurses, infusions specialists and cancer services we are now able to provide right here at home. YOUR donations empower our beneficiaries, Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Palliative & Supportive Care on Nantucket (PASCON), to provide these important services. Please DONATE!
YOU can help. JOIN ME in this annual, community based, grass-roots event built to help our friends, family, neighbors, employees, customers , and fellow lovers of Nantucket.
***PLEASE support Team Roethke in our endeavor to raise $25,000 this year!!!***
We encourage you to participate in the swim in any way you can, whether it be by swimming, donating, volunteering, cheering, fundraising or helping us spread the word about this great event. With your help, we can all Make Waves to Fight Cancer together for OUR island! Please join us in support of this wonderful organization.
You can make a credit card donation by clicking on "Make a Gift" or send a check to Swim Across America Nantucket 14 Bluebird Lane Nantucket, MA 02554.