Swim Across America is excited to announce that the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina will be the official beneficiary of its Charleston-Kiawah Island Open Water Charity Swim held annually at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
“As an organization, one of our main goals is to have all funds raised at our events granted to local beneficiaries,” said Swim Across America CEO Rob Butcher. “Partnering with a local cancer research program with a great national reputation such as the Hollings Cancer Center will create a tangible impact in the greater Charleston area as well as bring excitement to our Charleston-Kiawah swim community.”
Swimming enthusiasts, including Olympians, kayakers and volunteers will take part in Swim Across America’s 3rd annual Charleston-Kiawah Island Open Water Swim on Sunday, August 4th, 2019.
“This last year Hollings Cancer Center has made several milestone scientific discoveries,” said Gustavo Leone, Ph.D. Director of Hollings Cancer Center. “The SAA community will help us move these discoveries into impactful clinical trials that will change the conversation about cancer. Engaging the community to bring solutions to fight and eradicate this terrible disease is simply a good thing. We are looking forward to the 2019 event on Kiawah Island.”
Swim Across Americais a national non-profit that runs swimming-related events throughout the country to support cancer research at the most highly recognized hospitals and institutions. To date, more than $80 million has been raised nationwide over the last 32 years and more than 100 Olympians have participated in SAA events. For more information, visit www.swimacrossamerica.org.
The Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and the largest academic-based cancer research program in South Carolina. The cancer center is comprised of more than 120 faculty cancer scientists with a research funding portfolio of $44 million and a dedication to reducing the cancer burden in South Carolina. Hollings offers state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, therapies and surgical techniques within multidisciplinary clinics that include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation therapists, radiologists, pathologists, psychologists and other specialists equipped for the full range of cancer care, including more than 200 clinical trials. For more information, please visit www.hollingscancercenter.org.