SAA Family Tree (July)

SAA Family Tree is a monthly focus on stories that display the impact all the members of the Swim Across America family have both locally and nationally. If you have a story or link you’d like to share, please send here.

  • The Tampa Open Water benefit swim and relationship with the Central Florida 7-Eleven Franchise Owners Association was featured in the national FOA magazine.
  • The Dallas Morning News ran a nice piece on SAA – Dallas’s Jeanne Cunningham and her father, Martin Doolan prior to the June 11 event.
  • Steve Newman, a 20-year SAA – Long Island Sound committee member, was part of a relay team that set a Masters world record.
  • In Greenwich, Team Julian supported Julian Fraser and his fight against a rare cancer by raising $90K for the SAA – Greenwich-Stamford swim.
  • SAA – Seattle was profiled in 425 magazine.
  • Brooke Lorenz swam at SAA – Greenwich to raise money for the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy and celebrated being five years cancer-free!
  • SAA co-founder Matt Vossler was on local news as a Hometown Hero before SAA – Greenwich.

SAA Family Tree (June)

SAA Family Tree is a monthly focus on stories that display the impact all the members of the Swim Across America family have both locally and nationally. If you have a story or link you’d like to share, please send here.

  • An incredible New York Times story on the Levy family featuring Wills Levy, a bone marrow transplant donor that helped save his brother Andrew’s life. Wills participated at the SAA – SMAC Out Cancer Pool Swim in May.
  • A great feature on the 10th anniversary of the Greenwich-Stamford swim featuring proud participants Craig Lawrence, Victoria Dinkel and the Bass family.
  • SAA beneficiary Memorial Sloan Kettering and its pediatrics department was the  focus of a popular ‘Humans of New York’ series that raised a lot of awareness and funds for MSK.
  • Emily Crabtree of SAA – Chicago and the swim were highlighted in the Rush University Medical Center annual report.
  • Greenwich-Stamford swimmer Julia Neri was featured locally for being named valedictorian among other notable achievements.
  • Swim Across America was the Event Spotlight feature in SwimSwam Magazine’s Olympics Preview Issue. Pick up a copy and see how great the 4-page spread turned out!13245263_10153490105146176_5270864362521739117_n