Welcome to Walter Denton's Fundraising Page
While in person events took a break last year, cancer did not. As you know, my cancer story has been long but successful (so far). My oncologist recently called me a "walking miracle," and my recovery is due to the many advancements in cancer treatment that were possible from cutting edge research. Swim Across America St. Louis funds similar cutting edge research at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis.
This year, our family is swimming for four close friends who died over the past year:
- Rick started his sarcoma treatments the same day as I did and we shared many experiences together.
- Stephanie battled breast cancer for several years, including her pregnancy and birth of twins.
- Declan conquered many setbacks in his life but ultimately succumbed to lymphoma shortly after his high school graduation.
- Jeremy was Kathy's next door neighbor growing up and bravely fought esophageal cancer.
More than 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Chances are you or a family member have already been affected by cancer. Unfortunately, I know too many who have been affected by cancer. My father died from cancer, I have several close friends dealing with cancer, and I have been treated for three different cancers over the past five years.
I am challenging myself by participating in the Swim Across America St. Louis Coast to Coast Challenge. Please help me make an impact in the fight to find a cure by making a tax free contribution to support the event. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. Thank you for your generosity and may it lead to a cancer-free world!
You can make a credit card donation by clicking on the support me button to the right, or send a check to Swim Across America - St. Louis, PO Box 490, O'Fallon, IL 62269.
Thank you for the support you have given to me and my family over the years. We are trying to pay it forward by supporting critical cancer research through Swim Across America.
Please consider participating in Swim Across America again so we can reduce the number of cancer deaths.