Members of the Swim Across America family have been hitting the local airwaves this summer to promote our mission of swimming to fight cancer. Check out the highlights from Atlanta, Kiawah and Long Island Sound!
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA – ATLANTA
SAA-Atlanta Event Director Megan Melgaard and 1984 Olympian Steve Lundquist on CBS 46
SAA-Atlanta Swimmer Grace Bunke on Fox 5
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA – KIAWAH ISLAND
SAA Director of Marketing Ryan Baucom on NEWS 2
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA – LONG ISLAND SOUND
SAA-LIS Event Director Tony Sibio and Jeremy and Josh Glantz on lohud
One of the special moments when you participate with Swim Across America is meeting and hearing the doctors, and signing their coats as part of our WHY I SWIM experience. Dr. Richard Gorlick of University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital–supported by TEAM STACEY proudly wears his coat in the hospital.
TEAM STACEY participated in the Sound to Cove swim for the ninth year in memory of Stacey Rose Leondis. This year saw TEAM STACEY reach new fundraising heights with over $175,000 raised to put them on the top of the national leaderboard. Congratulations for everything TEAM STACEY is accomplishing to help fight this dreaded disease.
TEAM STACEY 2017
Each Swim Across America Event Director is inspiring in their own way. It’s incredible to see the hard work of a couple get widespread recognition this month. We can’t think of a better group to feature. Don’t forget to thank your local Event Director today and sign up to volunteer to help!
SUSAN HELMRICH – SAA – SAN FRANCISCO BAY
KITTY TETREAULT – SAA – BOSTON/SAA – RHODE ISLAND
ARTICLE FROM MASSGENERAL HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
SAA – Long Island Sound is excited to celebrate 25 years of making waves to fight cancer through pool swim and the annual open water swim. Check out all the great fundraising being done all summer!
NYAC Travers Island Pool Swim – July 7th
A great kickoff pool swim for the summer with 60 swimmers raising $60k to fight cancer. The night began with a swim clinic led by Kim Vandenberg (2008 Olympian) and Laura Sogar (World Champion medalist) with the kids! The night ended by honoring Kevin Carolan, NYAC pool director, coach and SAA-LIS and NYAC supporter with the Eugene P. Culligan award.
Westchester Country Club Pool Swim – July 15th
Orienta Beach Club Pool Swim – July 22nd
Chappaqua S&T Club Pool Swim – July 23rd
As the 2017 Open Water season kicks into high gear, there have been some great kickoff events around the country. Scroll through to see members of the Swim Across America family having a great time and preparing to make waves in 2017.
SAA – Dallas (May 16th)
Team Pharma Phibians put on a fun happy hour fundraiser that raised $4,300!
SAA – Greenwich-Stamford (May 22nd)
Top Greenwich-Stamford fundraisers and leaders spent a great afternoon at Yale University Cancer Center touring Dr. Samuel Katz’s lab and learning first-hand about his research into using RNA to treat blood cancers.
SAA – Charlotte (June 1)
The inaugural event had a great night at Legion Brewing spreading the word about the SAA mission. A special thanks to Olympian Katie Meili, Madison Kennedy and Olympic Coach David Marsh & Team Elite for coming out to support us!