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Black Tie International:
9th Annual Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Swim
 

 

Swimmers and Volunteers Register for
 9th Annual Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Swim

Cancer-Fighting Swim Scheduled for June 27, 2015;
 Greenwich Moms of Cancer Survivors Chair the Event

STAMFORD, Conn., 2015 – It’s time to make waves in the fight against cancer and pledge support as a swimmer or volunteer at the ninth annual Greenwich-Stamford Swim Across America event.  The swim will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015, on the Stamford-Greenwich shores of the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), the beneficiary of the swim and the nation’s only foundation dedicated exclusively to funding cancer gene therapy research. Registration is required and can be completed online at swimacrossamerica.org. For additional information call 203-570-9195.

Swim Across America has raised $60 million in the fight against cancer with swims throughout the United States since its founding in 1987. In Connecticut, the annual Swim Across America event is an open water swim with ½-mile, 1.5-mile and 3-mile options. Proceeds of the fundraising efforts go directly to cancer research grants administered by ACGT, which dedicates 100 percent of all funds raised. Chairs for this year’s Swim are Michele Graham and Lorrie Lorenz, both mothers of teenage cancer survivors. Honorary co-chairs are Donna DeVarona and John Pinto and John and Cindy Sites.

“Co-chairing the Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Swim was a natural fit for me,” said Lorrie Lorenz, Swim Across America co-chair.  “My family has been involved with Swim Across America as both volunteers and swimmers for six years.  After my daughter Brooke was diagnosed with Lymphoma as a senior in high school four years ago, and after two surgeries and many grueling rounds of chemotherapy, I’m happy to report that she is now cancer-free and back in the water raising money for cancer research.”

“Our introduction as a volunteer for Swim Across America came through our daughter Nicole, who at age 16, was diagnosed with ALL leukemia in 2012,” noted Michele Graham, Swim Across America co-chair. “After Nicole recovered from critical complications – including septic shock and strokes on both sides of her brain - she was the kickoff speaker for the Swim Across America event in 2013; in 2014 she was co-captain of the team Chemosabi as well as an intern for the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.  Now today, after recently completing chemotherapy, she is once again dedicating her time to this inspiring event.”

While Swim Across America is a national organization and offers dozens of swims from Boston Harbor to under the Golden Gate Bridge, its roots are firmly anchored in Connecticut and along the shores of Long Island Sound. Darien, Connecticut, resident Matt Vossler and his lifelong friend and college roommate Jeff Keith founded Swim Across America. Janel Jorgensen McArdle, president of Swim Across America and the 1988 Olympic silver medalist and Pan American gold medalist, grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and spent her summers swimming in Long Island Sound.

The 2015 Greenwich-Stamford Swim will unite recreational swimmers, competitive swimmers, Master swimmers, Olympians, kayakers, boaters and hundreds of volunteers all committed to pursuing a cure for this devastating disease.

“When my daughter was undergoing chemotherapy and struggled to recover from the devastating complications, I was overwhelmed by how much the community rallied to our side and supported us,” says Michele Graham. “Co-chairing Swim Across America is our chance to give back and support everyone whose life is touched by cancer. No one’s cancer is easy. Nicole and Brooke are fortunate. They are cancer survivors. Our goal is to raise funds for cancer treatment and prevention research so that everyone can be a survivor.”

In this one-year alone, 1,334,000 cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the US. This staggering statistic offers compelling proof of the need to continue devising new approaches to research and treatment. There are many ways to "Make Waves to Fight Cancer" with Swim Across America.  Whether it is through swimming, volunteering, giving or cheering on loved ones, Swim Across America welcomes anyone and everyone who wants to be a part of the fight against cancer. 

Swim Across America, Inc. (SAA) is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events.  With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, Swim Across America is helping find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service.  To learn more visit  www.swimacrossamerica.org/greenwich

 

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