SAA FAMILY TREE (JULY 2019)

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.

 

SAA – Baltimore

SAA – Denver

SAA – Boston

SAA – Nantucket

  • Celebrate Our Impact event at Nantucket Cottage Hospital

    SAA – Fairfield County

    • Greenwich shows support for Swim Across America Fairfield County (Greenwich Time)

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Best of SAA + SwimOutlet Contest – 2019

Again this year, we’re offering an exciting opportunity to show your love for SAA and win a $100 SwimOutlet.com gift card. Enter by tagging @saaswim and @swimoutlet in your SAA – spirited photos from event day and we’ll pick the best one from each open water swim. Grab your friends and family and show us the best the SAA community has to offer like these winners!

SAA – Houston

Winner: Natalie Marshall

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SAA – Tampa

Winner: Tori Kirkman

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SAA – Fairfield County

Winner: Karen O’Brien (& Family)

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SAA – Boston

Winner: Stacey Mehringer

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SAA – Detroit

Winner: Katrina Jozwiak

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SAA – Long Island Sound

Winner: Lindsay Hall

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SAA – Sound to Cove

Winner: Brianna Fordham

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SAA – Charleston-Kiawah

Winner: Emma Ledingham

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SAA – Chicago

Winner: Andrew Xue

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SAA – Nantucket

Winner: Caitlin Marcoux

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SAA – St. Louis

Winner: Dustin Barrett

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SAA – Denver

Winner: Kyle Robrock

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SAA – Seattle

Winner: Cammy Webster

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SAA – Dallas

Winner: Amanda Hopkins

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SAA – Baltimore

Winner: Sammy Rocks

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SAA – Charlotte

Winner: Sara Dunn

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SAA – Atlanta

Winner: Katie Herman

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SAA – San Francisco

Winner: Eric Miller

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SAA FAMILY TREE (MAY 2019)

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.

 

SAA – Baltimore

SAA – St. Louis

SAA – Houston

SAA – Atlanta

 

 

The SAA – SwimOutlet Contest is Back in 2019!

Back again this year, we have partnered with SwimOutlet for a social media photo contest for all of our open water swims! All summer, we’re offering an exciting opportunity to show your love for SAA and win a $100 SwimOutlet.com gift card. Enter by tagging @saaswim and @swimoutlet in your photo from your swim and we’ll pick the best one. Grab your friends and family and show us the best the SAA community has to offer!

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Swim Across America Impact: The 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Since it’s founding in 1987, SAA charity swims have funded more than $75 million to cancer research. SAA grant researchers have developed multiple FDA approved immunotherapies, gene therapy and personalized therapy treatments. Swim Across America Impact highlights  where SAA grants have changed lives.

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The 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to Dr. Jim Allison and Dr. Tasuku Honjo for their work in immunotherapy.  Swim Across America grants have played a role in the development of their research.

Dr. Jim Allison has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his breakthrough research that our immune system can fight cancer. The Swim Across America research lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center collaborated with Dr. Allison to focus its research and clinical trials to understand how immunotherapy treatments could be developed for patients. The research and our grant funding at Memorial Sloan is more important than ever to understand why some patients respond to immunotherapy and others

Dr. Tasuku Honjo was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine. His discovery helped pioneer a new type of cancer treatment called immunotherapy. With Dr. Honjo’s discovery, SAA beneficiary Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins was able to conduct a clinical trial funded by Swim Across America that helped lead to the FDA approval of Keytruda. Families are being given hope because of pioneering research and non-profits like Swim Across America that provide grant funding.

You can read more about the 2018 prize here.

 

 

SAA FAMILY TREE (OCTOBER 2018)

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.

 

SAA – Charleston-Kiawah

  • Event Director Brad Johnson promoted our 2nd annual swim on Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

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SAA – Seattle

SAA – Atlanta

  • This 11Alive Recap of the Atlanta swim and ‘Amazing’ Grace Bunke’s legacy at the swim is a fitting tribute: “Hope has no finish line.”Screen Shot 2018-10-17 at 2.30.26 PM

SAA – Baltimore

SAA – Charlotte

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  • SAA Director of Marketing Ryan Baucom and Dr. Edward Copelan of Levine Cancer Institute talked all things SAA on Charlotte Today.38280536_2204571959556269_4391243862727720960_n

SAA – Richmond

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Best of #SAASwimOutlet – 2018

All summer, we’re offering an exciting opportunity to show your love for SAA and win a $100 SwimOutlet.com gift card. Enter by tagging @saaswim and @swimoutlet in your photo from your swim and add the hashtag #SAASwimOutlet to the caption and we’ll pick the best one. Grab your friends and family and show us the best the SAA community has to offer like these winners!

SAA – Tampa

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SAA – Greenwich-Stamford

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SAA – Boston

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SAA – Chicago

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SAA – Long Island Sound

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SAA – Charleston-Kiawah

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SAA – Nantucket

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SAA – St. Louis

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SAA – Denver

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SAA – Rhode Island

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SAA – Seattle

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SAA – Charlotte

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SAA – Baltimore

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SAA – San Francisco

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SAA – Dallas

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SAA – Atlanta

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SAA – Richmond

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SAA FAMILY TREE (JUNE 2018)

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.

SAA – Atlanta

SAA – Denver

  • The inaugural event gets primetime coverage with Event Director Nicole Vanderpoel on 9 NEWS

SAA – Baltimore

SAA – Boston

  • Board Member Pam Ryan is featured for her participation with Olympians in the upcoming Boston Harbor Swim!

 

Fundraising Made Easy: Facebook Integration Now Live for SAA

Swim Across America is making fundraising easier through social media!

You can now link your Swim Across America fundraising page directly with Facebook. Once you register for your SAA charity swim, you can directly link your personal Swim Across America fundraising page to Facebook. You’ll be able to easily spread the word, collect donations and track your progress on Facebook. All donations through Facebook will be received by SAA and reflected in your fundraising thermometer!

Here’s How To Connect Your Fundraiser to Facebook:

1. Log in to your participant center.

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2. Scroll down and click on ‘Connect Fundraiser to Facebook.’

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3. It will redirect you to Facebook and a pop-up where you will click ‘OK’ or ‘Continue.’

4. You will then be prompted to go to your Fundraiser on Facebook if it doesn’t take you there immediately.

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5. Now you can edit all of your fundraising information and details you wish to include.

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6.  Promote your fundraiser by sharing a post on your timeline or inviting friends and family to your fundraising page.

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This new Facebook integration allows you to spread the word of your fundraising efforts and reach more people quicker and easier then ever before. For questions about using fundraisers on Facebook scroll down to the bottom part of our FAQ page.

Log in and get started now!