In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. I joined the SAA community so that, together, we can change that. In 2015, I was a volunteer at the San Francisco event. In 2016, with my newly repaired shoulder (and two cortisone shots), I challenged myself by swimming in the San Francisco Bay Swim and raising as much money to fight cancer as I could. In 2016, I swam in honor of my wife's cousin, who had been fighting this disease for 3 years. She won the fight with Cancer, but passed away in December 2015 from other causes. In 2018, it was my honor to swim with five of the children that I coach at Bay Club Ross Valley, who heard me talk about this swim and wanted to make a difference. They committed to train in the Bay with me, and to raise funds. They are the ones you see in this photo. When it came time to jump out of the boat, there was no fear, only a calm pride. And when the reached the beach, their smiles at what they had done were bigger than from any blue ribbon. Cancer has also taken a terrible toll in my wife's family. We swim to honor those who have passed. While we cannnot shoulder the burden of those that are fighting now, we hope that our efforts ease it, even if just for a moment. We want to do what we can to help end it, so we swim.
On a personal note, on September 18, I will have a birthday that makes one say "Oh". So your small donations in our effort will help me make a more gracious entry into my 60th year on this planet by helping to make it a better, cancer free, world.
Please support us by sponsoring our swim and making a gift. The money you give will go towards cancer research, prevention and treatment and will make an impact in the fight to find a cure. Thank you for your generosity and may it lead to a cancer-free world!
You can make a credit card or PayPal donation here, or send a check to Swim Across America, c/o Anthony DuComb, 1684 8th Ave, San francisco, CA 94122