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by DAN D’ADDONA — SWIMMING WORLD MANAGING EDITOR

19 April 2024, 04:04am

In 2024, thousands of swimmers and volunteers committed to fighting cancer will be making waves against cancer by participating in charity swims with Swim Across America. The swims take place April 20 through October 6, 2024.

This year’s schedule includes 24 communities with open water swims and hundreds of pool swims across the U.S. All of the charity swims have one singular goal: raise money and awareness for funding cancer research and patient programs. Each charity swim benefits a research hospital or cancer partner in their community. Participants of all ages and skill levels participate for the cause.

Registration is open at swimacrossamerica.org.

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“This year marks our 37th year of making waves to fight cancer,” said Rob Butcher, CEO of Swim Across America. “What started on the shores of Long Island Sound in 1987 has turned into a movement offering community and hope to those fighting cancer.”

Throughout the years, Swim Across America has raised more than $100 million to fight cancer. Thousands of participants and volunteers spanning all generations participate each year.

Funds raised by Swim Across America and its grants have helped support the research and clinical trials for FDA approved immunotherapy treatments, including KeytrudaOpdivoYervoy and Tecentriq. Swim Across America is also a grant funder of the successful clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering that was published in The New England Journal of Medicine and showed a 100 percent success rate in treating patients in a phase 2 clinical trial for advanced rectal cancer with dostarlimab. Swim Across America grants support more than 60 projects each year and there are ten named Swim Across America Labs at major institutions including: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, John Hopkins Medicine Baltimore, Rush University Medical Center Chicago, Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, Infusion Center at Nantucket Cottage Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and San Francisco, Fred Hutch Cancer Center, The Swim Across America Pediatric Research Lab at Columbia University Medical Center New York, and at Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Swim Across America charity calendar of swims includes:

April 20: Florida Keys

April 21: Nashville Pool

May 4: Tampa

June 8: Charleston-Kiawah

June 29: Fairfield County

July 12: Detroit

July 27: Long Island Sound/Westchester/Larchmont

July 27: Nantucket

August 3: Chicago

August 3: Nassau/Suffolk/Long Island/Sound to Cove

August 10: Boston

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August 17: Denver

August 24: St. Louis

August 25: Richmond

September 7: Rhode Island

September 7: Seattle

September 14: Dallas

September 14: Louisville

September 15: Baltimore

September 21: Atlanta

September 28: Carolina Pool

October 5: Houston

October 5: San Francisco

October 6: Charlotte

— The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with Swim Across America. For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact Advertising@SwimmingWorld.com

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