All of us at Nantucket S.T.A.R. are excited to be swimming at the open water event on Nantucket August 24th. I am personally committed to this event having lost my Dad and cousin to cancer and am so thankful for all the support we had from the Nantucket Community. Please consider donating to this amazing event!
In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. We joined the SAA community so that, together, we can change that. We are challenging ourselves by swimming in the Nantucket Island Swim and raising as much money to fight cancer on Nantucket. I am swimming in memory of my Dad, Don Oliver and cousin, Bonnie Oliver-Woodley. I am also swimming in honor of my cousin Val Oliver Our Nantucket community was so supportive during their fight against cancer- swimming in this year's event is one way in which I celebrate their lives and am able to give back to our community.
With every dollar raised from our Swim, we are changing the game of cancer care on Nantucket and we should all be proud of that. 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.
Please support us by sponsoring our swim and making a gift. Help Nantucket S.T.A.R. and our amazing team of swimmers make a difference on Nantucket! The money you give will go towards cancer care on Nantucket. Thank you for your generosity and may it lead to a cancer-free world!
You can make a credit card donation by clicking on "Make a Gift" or send a check to Swim Across America, c/o Jill Roethke, Swim Across America - Nantucket PO Box 3271, Nantucket, MA 02584