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October is cancer awareness month. During the month of October, residents of The Villages may swim in any of pools within The Villages. This program is sponsored by The Villages Aquatics Swim Team and Unlimited Systems.

  • Proceeds from our October charity swim will benefit Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation which provides non-medical financial assistance for adults undergoing cancer treatment in Florida.

EVENT INFO
ABOUT THE EVENT

WHO: Our charity swim is sponsored by The Villages Aquatics Swim Team. It is open to residents of The Villages Community who may participate in any of the pools within The Villages. Swim Across America is a 501(c)3 public charity. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS. All proceeds will be granted to Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation a public 501(c)3 public charity which provides non-medical financial assistance for adults undergoing cancer treatment in Florida. Special thank you to Unlimited Systems for their $25,000 donation and $10,000 in donations from FCS physicians Dr. Rakesh Rohatgi, Dr. Patrick Acevedo, Dr. Jennifer Cultrera, Dr. Adewale Fawole, Dr. Maen Hussein, Dr. Vasundhara Iyengar, Dr. Sachin Kamath, Dr. Sandeep Thaper, Dr. Rambabu Tummala, Dr. Marays Veliz, and Dr. Lucio Gordan. 

WHAT: Click the register box to sign up. With a $50 tax deductible self-donation, you will get a personal page. On that page, you may share your story. Are you a cancer survivor? Are you swimming in honor of a loved one or a friend? Share your story on your personal page. You may also want to tell your family and friends how many days or how many yards you hope to swim during the month of October for cancer awareness month. All registered participants will get a swim cap and t-shirt showing your support.

If you want to swim with and enjoy the camaraderie of other Villages residents, then join our Villages Aquatics Swim Team. Click here to learn more: https://sites.google.com/site/villagesaquaticswimteam/

Our goal is to raise at least $50,000 so that Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation may help more patients during their time of need. On Friday, November 5th all participants and supporters are encouraged to join us from 9-10am at the Rohan Pool in The Villages (address: 850 Kristine Way, The Villages, FL, 32163). We will have coffee, bagels and celebrate how much we’ve raised to help cancer patients.

WHEN: The month of October, 2021

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.

FUNDRAISING AND INCENTIVES: We encourage each participant to raise at least $100 that will help support programs for cancer patients. Swim caps and t-shirts will be distributed on November 5th during the ceremony at the Rohan Pool in The Villages. Donations may be made online or by mailing in a check to: Swim Across America, 8508 Park Road #389, Charlotte, NC 28210. Swim Across America accepts ACH, PayPal, Donor Advised Funds and stock donations.

QUESTIONS? Feel free to email Craig Beardsley

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