The goal of the SAA comunity is to raise money in the fight against cancer. I am personally swimming for my cousin, Gavin Thompson, who is currently IN REMISSION after his battle with Leukemia. I am so proud that over the course of this journey I have been able to share his amazing progress and continued recovery. Gavin is 8 years old and an inspiration for all who meet him. His positive attitude is contageous with everyone who meets him as well as his huge, loving smile. He loves to swim, play outside, and meet new people. I swam for him last year two years, as he was fighting his battle, and will continue to swim in his honor.
I am also swimming for my moms childhood best friend Cathy Kidd. She came down with breast cancer this year and is fighting hard. I have many fun memories playing on her farm, with her horses, cats, and dogs. She is such a strong, hard working woman who I have many fond memories with. I will swim for her to honor her fight to help gain more recognition of all the individuals who are fighting for their lives, all of the time.
Swim Across America - St. Louis, PO Box 490, O'Fallon, IL 62269.
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!