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San Francisco Bay Open Water Swim

Team Purple Patch

September 28, 2019 will mark the 14th year supporting Swim Across America-SF Bay Area's fight against childhood cancer.  First, as the coordinator of the kayak safety fleet, and for the past half a dozen years plus as Co-Director with three-time cancer survivor and inspirational Susan Helmrich, I have watched this charitable swim grow from a few swimmers raising a few thousand dollars to a swim where over 350 intrepid athletes stroke their way from Golden Gate Bridge to Yacht Harbor. To date, SAA-SF Bay Area has gifted over $4 Million to Children's Cancer Survivor and Research Programs at the UCSF Benioff Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco. In 2018 alone we gifted $650,000 to these programs, and our goal is to gift more in 2019.

On the 28th of September, I will again be honored to lead the safety fleet and the swimmers safely in their 1.75 or .75 swims. I will also be the Captain of Team Purple Patch, a team of triathletes that raised more than $40,000 in 2018. Please support me, Team Purple Patch,  and SAA-SF Bay Area in one or more of the following ways:

1. Sign up to swim for Team Purple Patch or as an individual. 

2. Volunteer to help or kayak for the event.

3. Financially support my funding raising efforts for Team Purple Patch and SAA-SF Bay Area by making a generous gift.

The money you give 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 Team Purple Patch or the team participant you are supporting!

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Swim Across America, Inc., [SAA] is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming- related events. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service.

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