Four years ago our amazing swim coach, Mike Keck, introduced us to Swim Across America. We ranged in age from 8-12 back then. We jumped off a ferry boat into the San Francisco Bay and swam 1.75 miles to shore. Thus began our journey to help in the fight against cancer.
Last year, under very different circumstances, we pledged to continue our support of Swim Across America. Our team swam the Raccon Straits, the nautical mile of open water between Angel Island and Tiburon accompanied by our own support team. A smokey haze made our swim even more challenging but Mike and our team were not deterred. We completed the mile and raised over $7000, bringing our three year total to nearly $25,000!
Training for our swim brought a deeper connection to our team and our love of the open water. We decided to continue our weekly swims throughout the winter with Mike as our leader. In June we completed the Alcatraz swim, and are now planning on swimming the English Channel next summer!
This year we will rejoin the larger Swim Across America group to do it again. We are thrilled to be back and proud of our commitment.
The fight against cancer is crucial. Cancer impacts everyone in some way. In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. We joined the Swim Across America community so that, together, we can change that.
If you are able, please support us by making a gift. The researchers we are funding are in our community and are the next generation of cancer pioneers. Without Swim Across America early stage funding, they are not able to conduct trials that can lead to breakthroughs that can save lives. Thank you for helping make an impact in the fight to find a cure!
P.S. These kids will swim for donuts!
You can make a donation online by clicking on the 'Donate Now' button on this page.
If you prefer to donate via check, please send check donations to Swim Across America, c/o Anthony DuComb, 1684 8th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122.
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning our team or the swimmer you are supporting!
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