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Rye to Host Swim Across America for Cancer Event

Founded in 1987, as Swim Across Long Island Sound, Swim Across America, Inc. now has 13 swims in five states, including a 22-mile marathon.

Photo credit: Swim Across America Facebook.
Photo credit: Swim Across America Facebook.
Written by Wendy Mitchell

Swim Across America, Long Island Sound Chapter (SAA-LIS), is hosting a series of swimming events to raise funds to fight cancer. Now in their 22nd season of fundraising, Swim Across America is hosting these events throughout Rockland and Westchester counties to help their cause.

Teams are comprised of friends and family that participate in a swim together as a group to honor a loved one who they lost, or who is fighting their battle with cancer. Teams have at least 5 swimmers and must raise at least $5,000. 

Proceeds are donated to the Cancer Support Team, the Tommy Palazzo Fellowship for Columbia University and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at New York-Presbyterian, The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Swim Across America and DeMatteo Research Laboratories, and United Hospice of Clarkstown.

Coveleigh Club Pool Swim

Monday, July 14th

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

To date, this team has raised $765 toward their goal of $10,000. This is a members-only event. To donate, click here.

For a list of more Swim Across America events in the Westchester and Rockland areas, click here.

Those interested in participating in the 2014 Swim Across America events can register to swim, volunteer, or sponsor a swimmer or team by visiting www.swimacrossamerica.org/long_island. Donations can be sent to SAA-Long Island Sound, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.

About Swim Across America

Founded in 1987, as Swim Across Long Island Sound, Swim Across America, Inc. now has 13 swims in five states, including a 22-mile marathon. Since its inception, SAA has raised over 40 million dollars for cancer research and treatment programs at our country’s finest hospitals. In 1994, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York renamed one of its highest priority labs in honor of Swim Across America.

The Long Island Sound Swim started in Larchmont, New York in 1992 at the Larchmont Yacht Club with a 4-mile swim.  It was, and still is, dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Kathy Webers, who along with family and friends courageously battled cancer for over a year.  Our first year we had 35 swimmers and raised $15,000.


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