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San Francisco Bay Coast to Coast Challenge

Team Purple Patch

The 2020 Swim Across America-SF Bay Area's swim will be modified because of Coronavirus and instend become a Coast to Coast Challenge where participants can swim, run, walk, hike, cycle, or otherwise train to mark miles and raise funds to fight cancer in the Bay Area and beyond. All Purple Patch Fitness athletes and firnds and family are invited to join in this effort to virtually travel 7,800 miles from Nantucket to Los Angeles.

Over the past 14 years, 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, $620,000 was gifted to these programs. Team Purple Patch has played an important role in the SAA swim, with triathletes and their children and friends swimming from Golden Gate Bridge to Yacht Harbor while raising over $200,000 and becoming a Team Champion on SAA's National webpage. Many thanks go to Matt Dixon and Kelli McMaster for sponsoring Team PPF.

This year will mark my 15th year supporting SAA, first as the lead of the kayak safety fleet and over most of the past decade as the Co-Director of the event. I am honored to be the Captain of team Purple patch once again, and ask that you consider either of both of the following: 

1. Register for $25 to be a member of Team Purple Patch and travel miles and raise funds.

2. Financially support an indivdual on Team Purple Patch, or the team itself, 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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