Last year my brother, Ron, challenged himself to swim in this fundraiser in honor of several family and friends who have been affected by cancer. As he was training he felt a “strange” feeling in his side. My very healthy brother finished his training, exceeded his fundraising goal, and was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
This year, several members of our family will be forming a team and swimming in honor of Ron. Ron even hopes to swim himself after he completes his chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. The swim will take place at Innsbrook Resort’s Alpine Lake on August 24 where I have challenged myself to swim 1.2 miles. Anyone who knows me realizes that two things about this are outside my comfort zone...exercising in a dirty lake and asking my friends to donate money. This shows how important this is to me!!! So thank you for reading this and considering pledging your support for this cause.
You can make a credit card donation here, or send a check to 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!