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I'm GONNA SWIM 4 MILES FOR THIS!!!
It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since SAA/Nantucket washed ashore at Jetties Beach. And it's shocking to see what we've achieved together when we take stock in 10 years of swimming, volunteering, and donating to this great cause:
· SAA/N has raised over $3.5M to support cancer care, treatments and support services at Nantucket Cottage Hospital and PASCON
· The Swim Across America Infusion Center was founded at NCH in 2018. SAA/N dollars help to keep it staffed with 6 certified chemotherapy/biotherapy nurses who have attended to more than 6,650 patient visits
· In 10 years, 1138 swimmers and volunteers have joined together in our cause. The swimmers have swum 1,350 miles - that's 52 crossings from ACK-HYA!
· With your support, Team Roethke has raised over $275,000, and we're at it again this year to raise $40,000.
Statistics like these help to measure time and quantify the progress we've made over these 10 years. We have achieved so much. And personally, I am so keenly aware of just how much you can do in 10 years --- it's also been 10 years since my cancer diagnosis. I think about my family, my friends, and all of the incredible things that have happened in my life during this time. I cherish every moment, and have so much to be grateful for.
Through the pandemic, cancer care and treatment case loads on-island have increased each year. And while advances are made every day in cancer care and research --- some funded by and developed in Swim Across America labs around the country --- our work here on Nantucket is not finished. We must continue to Make Waves Against Cancer to provide critical, local cancer care and support services to our residents and visitors alike. And we can't stop until we find a cure.
Please support SAA/Nantucket & Team Roethke this year. Come to Jetties Beach on the morning of Saturday July 23 and be a part of the island's best feel-good event of the Summer. Come see first hand what time and working together can do for a community. Join us.
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.