Cancer has kicked my family in the gut, and I plan on kicking back!
Why am I choosing to swim 2 miles in chilly Lake Washington? For my son, Jack, who has battled chronic Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkins Lymphoma for nearly a decade from the age of 13. With a rare cancer that has atypical behavior, he continues to face a void of data and unclear paths. Funding innovative cancer research is critical.
I am also swimming for my BRCA2-impacted family, my mother, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins so that their journeys are brighter with less invasive prevention and less toxic treatments.
I swim to honor the survivors in my life and the memory of those I've lost to cancer. I will proudly wear their names on my arm during the 2-mile swim.
Half of all men and a third of women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. Fortunately, we can all make an impact. Individual donations help fund start-up cancer research.
100% of your donation to SAA goes to Fred Hutch Cancer Center, a world renown cancer research center built on collaboration.
If you would like to honor someone during the swim, please include their name with your donation or email me separately. To learn more about Fred Hutch, visit, www.FredHutch.org
I am truly grateful for your support!
I swim in memory of:
Michelle, Ben, Angie, Connie, Barb, Julie, Lyla, Matthew, Austen, Gina, Larry, Allen, David & Joyce, Sue, Bert, Arline, Steve, Gloria...
I swim in honor of:
Jack, Andrew, Marilyn, Joannie, Ngaire, Bridget, June, Duffy, Michelle', Joe, Todd, ...