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John Strain Memorial Creek Invitational

Cherry Creek Boys Swim and Dive

Why Donate?

In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. The Cherry Creek Boys Swim & Dive Team has joined the Swim Across America community so that, together, we can change that.

As part of the John Strain Memorial Creek Invitational, please join the Cherry Creek Bruins Swim & Dive Team in honoring Dr. Strain by donating. All funds raised directly benefit pediatric cancer research & clinical trials at Children's Hospital Colorado's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, and since 2018 over $1.1 million has been donated. Help us make a tangible impact right here in our community!

About Dr. Strain

Dr. John D. Strain, a leader in the pediatric imaging community, died in 2018, after a courageous battle with advanced-stage esophageal cancer. A native of Denver, John was a highly regarded three-sport athlete at George Washington High School and began competitive swimming at age 4 and held every Colorado state record in freestyle throughout high school.

John spent 33-years practicing pediatric radiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He became Chief of the Division of Pediatric Radiology in the Department of Radiology, and Chair of Radiology in 1990, positions he held the rest of his career. In these roles, John built one of the top pediatric radiology teams in the country.

 Dr. Strain is survived by his wife Julie, and three sons - J.J., and twins James and Jonah. J.J. swam for Cherry Creek from 2014 to 2017 as a top breaststroker in the state, and then went on to swim four years at Villanova University.

Swim Across America

Swim Across America is a National nonprofit that has raised over $115 million for cancer research & clinical trials through open water swims, pool swims & clinics throughout the USA! The Bruins Swim & Dive Family has been participating since 2018 to Fight Pediatric Cancer in Colorado! 

How to Donate

You can make a credit card donation here, by clicking on the Donate Now button on this page, or by sending a check to Swim Across America – Denver, PO Box 370076, Denver CO 80237. Checks should be made out to Swim Across America and include Cherry Creek Boys Swim & Dive Strain Invite in the memo line.

Thank you for your generosity and may it lead to a cancer-free world!

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