As a result of Coronavirus, the 2020 Swim Across America-SF Bay Area's charitable swim from Golden Gate Bridge to Yacht Harbor will be transfromed into a Coast to Coast Challenge event where any and all can swim, cycle, run, walk, etc. to raise fund to fight cancer. To date, SAA-SF Bay Area has gifted almost $5 Million to Children's Cancer Survivor and Research Programs at the UCSF Benioff Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco. In 2019 alone, we gifted $620,000 to these programs.
This will be my 15th year supporting SAA's battle against childhood cancer in the Bay Area and beyond. After leading the kayak safety fleet for a few years, over most of the past decade I have served as the Co-Director of the event with three-time cancer survivor and inspirational Susan Helmrich. This will be my final year as a Co-Director.
From June through the end of October, I am committing to swim, run, cycle and otherwise train 10 to 15 hours a week to generate miles and monies for SAA-SF to virtually travel almost 8,000 miles from Nantucket to LA, toughing all 21 SAA cities. I also will be the Captain of Team Purple Patch, a team of triathletes and others that has rasied over $200,000 in the past few years and is listed as a Team Champion on Swim Across America's National webpage.
Please consider supporting me, Team Purple Patch, and SAA-SF Bay Area by donating to my efforts or to Team Purple Patch itself. Better still, register yourself for $25 as a member of Team Purple Patch and have some fun traveling miles and raising funds. The money you gift will go towards cancer research, prevention, and treatment and will make an impact in the fight to find a cancer cure.
Thank you in advance for Making Waves to Fight Cancer.
You can make a credit card donation here, or send a check to Swim Across America, c/o Anthony W. DuComb, 1684 8th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122.
Checks should be made out to Swim Across America, but please include a note mentioning the name Purple Patch or the participant you are supporting!