Swim Across America cancer fundraising event happening June 23
STAMFORD — More than 300 swimmers will be hitting the water to fight cancer in the 12th annual Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Swim.
The event will be held Saturday, June 23 on the border of Old Greenwich and Stamford at 96 Cummings Point Road which is the home to the swim’s beneficiary, the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. Over 300 swimmers and 100 land volunteers, boaters and kayakers will participate.
In the past 12 years, Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford has raised more than $3.4 million to support the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. All the proceeds go directly to ACGT to support cancer cell and gene therapy research. The swim has supported nine different scientists over the years and will this year help four: Crystal Mackall, MD, of Stanford University School of Medicine, who is working on immunotherapy treatments for osteosarcoma; Samuel Katz, MD, PhD, at Yale University who is working on novel new immunotherapy treatments for blood cancers; Greg Delgoffe, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, who is working on immune-based therapy and vaccines for melanoma; and Nori Kasahara, MD, PhD, of the University of Miami who is working on virotherapy for brain cancer.
Swimmers, boaters, kayakers, paddle boarders and land volunteers interested in participating in the June 23, 2018, 12th annual Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Swim, should register at swimacrossamerica.org/greenwich. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-570-9195.