The "West Neck Pod" is a group of open-water swimmers who swim regularly out of West Neck Beach in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. For the ninth year in a row, members of the West Neck Pod are taking up arms against cancer, as we participate as part of "Team West Neck Pod" in the "Sound-to-Cove" Swim Across America to raise money for local cancer research and treatment programs.
Like so many Long Island families, our West Neck Pod family has been deeply affected by cancer. Several of our members are cancer survivors themselves, and virtually all of us have lost friends, family members and co-workers to this disease. Last year, Team West Neck Pod raised nearly $35,000 to support immunotherapy research at the Swim Across America Laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, lung cancer clinical trials at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, pediatric brain cancer research at the Feinstein Institute of North Shore and pediatric oncology research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital.
The cutting-edge research that is funded by our fundraising efforts and those of thousands of other swimmers across the country helps enhance the longevity and quality of life for cancer patients and their families in our community, and recent statistics prove that these efforts are working to reduce the incidence and mortality rates of cancer. But there is so much more to be done....
Our individual swims help fund these ongoing research and treatment efforts, as well as honor the memory of our loved ones lost to cancer and the courage of those whose struggle continues...
So once again, on Saturday, August 3rd, the members of "Team West Neck Pod" will be swimming our hearts out to fight cancer....Thank you in advance for your generous support!
You can make a credit card donation by clicking on one of the members of our team below, or send a check to Swim Across America,
734 Franklin Ave #301, Garden City, NY 11530. Be sure to note the name of the swimmer or team you are sponsoring in the memo section of your check!