It is that time of year when I start to gear up for my annual fund raising effort for pediatric cancer research and survivorship programs in the bay area. This will be my nineth year running. I must admit, its getting harder and harder. I still swim close to 10 miles per week, so I should be able to complete the swim in September. My swimming is much slower than it was 9 years ago. But fortunately cancer research and survivor rates continue to improve. However, there is still much to be done and I'm counting on your support to help make a difference in the lives of our young people. As always, ~80% of what is collected goes directly to our two programs, and you can rest assured that you are donating to a quality organization that is 4 star rated by Charity Navigator.