The 2019 Swim Across America events are coming back to Nantucket. I am lucky enough to be part of a fifteen person team that will each swim 4 miles on August 17 2019 to raise money to support those affected by cancer. The main community swim will take place on August 24th and feature a number of options including one mile, ½ mile and ¼ mile and kid swims.
It is hard to ask friends and family for money but we have to all face our fears so here is my request. Give what you can and any amount is appreciated. Nationally, Swim Across America is saving lives by supporting innovative research into cancer cures at local health/academic centers. Swim Across America unites communities in a cause to help others. A great message in our times!
Think about volunteering, swimming or just tossing us some much needed contributions. Appreciate all that you folks have done to support this cause.
I hope to repeat my goal of swimming the four-mile marathon under 2 hours. If I don't make it under 2 hours I will increase my own contribution by $5,000. Last year for the marathon swim, we had twelve people all raising a minimum of $4,000 and swimming under two hours. We also had a favorable tide which we saw as a sign from the Almighty that approved of our efforts. You can make a credit card contribution with the link below, or send a check made out to Swim Across America to either Jill Roethke, 14 Bluebird Lane, Nantucket MA 02554 or me at 50 N. Liberty Street Nantucket, MA 02554. Thanks for your generosity. Let’s do this!