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Tom, Lila, Libby and I will be participating in Nantucket’s Swim For America on July 23rd. The event is dear to our hearts as my sweet Mom and Grandma to our girls passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in 2010. It was my Mom’s last wish to be a Grandma. While she never got to meet her grandchildren, we keep her alive in our hearts and minds and speak of her often. She embodied strength, humor, grace and resilience. She dedicated her life to children and was a teacher and strong advocate for children for over 30 years. We swim in honor of her memory and we swim to fund research that could save a life. Every 15 minutes, 50 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Even during a pandemic, people continue to hear the terrible words ‘you have cancer’.
We have joined the Swim Across America-Nantucket family so that I can continue to give cancer patients hope by raising funds to support on-island cancer treatment and patient care.
Proceeds directly support Nantucket Cottage Hospital's oncology program which brings world-class oncology services to Nantucket, allowing patients to access much of their cancer care close to home, without the cost and stressful burden of off-island travel. Many of these cancer services are performed in the new state of the art Swim Across America Infusion Center. Similarly, SAA - Nantucket funding that supports Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket allows them to provide direct care and services on the island to patients and families who are coping with cancer, free of charge.
If you are able, please support me by making a donation to my personal fundraising page. Every bit helps and will make a huge impact on those fighting cancer on Nantucket.