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Darien YMCA is Making Waves to Fight Cancer with Swim Across America. Everyone's life has been impacted by cancer which is why we're swimming to help "Make Waves to Fight Cancer" and raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment through Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy!

  • Proceeds from the swim will support Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, the nations only foundation dedicated exclusively to funding cancer gene therapy research.

EVENT INFO
ABOUT THE EVENT

WHAT: The Darien YMCA is Making Waves in the fight against cancer along with Swim Across America - Fairfield County to benefit Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy! Swim Across America is a National non-profit that has raised over $100 million for cancer research & clinical trials through open water swims, pool swims & clinics throughout the USA! Join our Darien YMCA swimmers to fight cancer together in Fairfield County!

Darien YMCA's Swim Against Cancer is taking place on May 14th. All funds raised will benefit Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.

We will be swimming laps and having fun relays to make a tangible impact right here in our community! All ages welcome.

WHERE: Darien YMCA
2420 Post Rd,
Darien, CT 06820

WHEN: May 14, 2022
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

11:00 AM - 12 PM for PSDY Piranhas, General public and YMCA members (Date reminds the same).

HOW TO JOIN: Click the register button in the middle of this page and get your own fundraising page to send out to your friends and family. All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here and bring to the event check-in. If you are under 18, please bring the waiver signed by a parent or guardian

FUNDRAISING: We encourage swimmers to each raise at least $100. Many will raise more but if everyone raises $100, our swim could raise thousands to support cancer research, prevention and treatment.

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES: Every swimmer who participates will receive a Swim Across America cap and tattoos! Raise the amounts below and receive great SAA items for your efforts!

This year we are offering more prizes at more levels! Check out all the great incentive levels below, and see how much money you can help raise in the fight against cancer!

  • $50 - SAA T-Shirt.
  • $100 - SAA Sunglasses + $50 fundraising incentive.
  • $300 - SAA Towel + $100 fundraising incentives.
  • $1,000 - If you raise $1,000 you are acknowledged as a WaveMaker and receive WaveMaker benefits.

Individual WaveMaker Status: $1,000 minimum:

WaveMakers go above and beyond by raising at least $1,000 regardless of your age. Anyone can achieve WaveMaker status - swimmers, volunteers or SAA My Way participants. WaveMakers get special recognition and an exclusive WaveMaker gift. You can learn more about WaveMaker Status here.

QUESTIONS? Feel free to email Amy D'Andrea