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.
Swim Across America
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SAA – Richmond
- James River Swim to Benefit Cancer Research in RVA (ABC 8 News – WRIC)
- SAA-Richmond Event Director Jay Peluso and Dr. Santiago Lima of VCU Massey Cancer Center promoted the swim on WTVR
SAA – Atlanta
SAA – Denver
- Local Event Director Nicole Vanderpoel and SAA Patient Ambassador Lauren Alfino Made Waves on Local Television (Colorado & Company)
SAA – Charlotte
- Swim Across America CEO Rob Butcher and Team Captain Patty Waldron appeared on FOX 46
SAA – San Francisco Bay
- Participants Marissa Vickers and Dr. Robert Goldsby of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals were featured in this Wall Street Journal story “You’ve Survived Cancer. What Comes Next?
SAA – Baltimore
- Dr. Jonathan Webster of Johns Hopkins and Patient Ambassador Vanessa Brandon promoted Swim Across America on Midday Maryland
SAA – Dallas
- North Texas Swimmers Raise Money for Local Cancer Research (NBC DFW)
- Lake Ray Hubbard swim event helps raise money for cancer research (FOX 4 DFW)
SAA – St. Louis
- Swim Across America CEO Rob Butcher and champion swimmer Mallory Comerford promoted the upcoming swim on FOX 2!
SAA – Catalina Relay Team
- The six relay swimmers representing SAA crushed their 54-mile relay swim this September! It only took them 28 hours and they are now the 11th team EVER to complete this swim around Catalina Island! Not to mention they have raised over $60,000!
SAA – Rhode Island
- A Special Message on behalf of SAA -Rhode Island from Olympian Elizabeth Beisel and Providence College Coach John O’Neill