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2024 NS - Sound to Cove Open Water Swim

Imagine a World Without Cancer

Cancer continues to affect so many of us. 50% of us will get some form of this disease. What a terrible statistic. Team Imagine a World Without Cancer was in memory of one of those 50% who was not lucky enough.

In 2008, after completing over 30 rounds of radiation and several rounds of chemo, Ken Peters, a husband, a dad, a lifeguard, an educator, and one of the nicest people on the planet, had beaten cancer. He was lucky.  He joined the Swim Across America team on Long Island, swimming the 5k, raising awareness and money for research. Unfortunately, Ken’s luck ran out and the cancer returned, more virulent than before.  Ken died February 12, 2022. Last year his family and friends swam in his memory at the Swim Across America Glen Cove event. It was a blustery day and the water was rough but we all finished and now we plan to do it again. We are determined to keep going and to keep raising money to find treatments and cures for this deadly disease.  

  IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT CANCER. A world without cancer is the ultimate goal. We swim for Ken and for all our friends and family who might be battling this disease. 

Ken used to say, “Together we can beat this disease!” 50% of us will be diagnosed with cancer. 100% of us need to do something to end that statistic. Join our team!  You don’t have to swim (but let’s face it, if Trish can do it so can you), you can be a volunteer at the event or lend your support in our fundraising efforts. If you are able, please support us by making a gift. The researchers we are funding are in our community and are the next generation of cancer pioneers. Without Swim Across America’s early stage funding, they are not able to conduct trials that can lead to breakthroughs that can save lives. 

No one fights cancer alone. Our team joined Swim Across America because we believe in their mission and want to help give more families hope. If you’re able, please support us by making a donation to help us reach our fundraising goal.

Last year we raised over $15,000. We hope to beat that number this year. 

Thank you for helping us #MakeWavesToFightCancer.

You can make a credit card donation by clicking on one of the members of our team below, or send a check to me at:

301 Arthur St.

Freeport, NY 11520

Checks should be made out to Swim Across America. I will make sure they are delivered to the right person at the event.

Trish Burr Peters, Captain



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