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 money to fight cancer on Nantucket.
With every dollar raised from our Swim, we are changing the game of cancer care on Nantucket! Our success has allowed us to add a new Beneficiary this year!
SAA - Nantucket's newest Beneficiary, the Mass General Cancer Center, will provide a research component to the list of services supported by Swim Across America Nantucket’s annual fundraising event. Dr. Bryan Choi, MD, PhD, is an attending neurosurgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology at Mass General. He specializes in surgical care for patients with benign and malignant brain tumors. During his neurosurgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Marcela Maus, focused on developing CAR T-cell therapies for cancer. He also leads a research laboratory with the goal of developing the next generation of cell therapies and clinical trials in neuro-oncology.
Proceeds also directly support our on-island Beneficiaries, Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) and the Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON), in their 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.* Thank you for your generosity and may it lead to a cancer-free world!
Jenny Paradis, Susan Chambers, and Roberta White
*You can make a credit card donation by clicking on "DONATE" (you can make a Team gift or choose one or more of our team members to sponsor) 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 the swimmer you are supporting!
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