In mid-August, I will attempt a marathon open water swim crossing the Vineyard Sound from Cape Cod to Martha's Vineyard. Swimming alongside Tyler Roethke, we are raising money through Swim Across America to support on-island cancer care on Nantucket. While the swim will be challenging, it will not compare to the battles patients face during treatments. This year, more than ever, we need your help as SAA's major in-person fundraising event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please stay safe, and thank you for your support of my swim and this community.
Proceeds directly support the Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) and the Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) oncology efforts to fund vital services for local and visiting cancer patients, minimizing their need to travel for appointments, testing and treatment. Our support allows NCH oncology programs to keep more Nantucket residents on-island for their cancer care, providing them a compassionate and caring environment. We help bring world-class oncologists to the island, allowing our patients to receive treatments at home. Through PASCON, our patients and families receive important physical, emotional and spiritual care free of charge.
To follow our swim progress in real time this weekend, please visit: https://track.rs/vineyard/
You can make a credit card donation by clicking on "DONATE" or send a check to Swim Across America - Nantucket, PO Box 3271, Nantucket, MA 02584
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!