Johns Hopkins communications student honors father’s cancer battle in 5-mile swim

Brian Boyle on FOX45 TV

Brian Boyle on FOX45 TV

Master of Health Communications student Brian Boyle will participate in this weekend's Swim Across America Baltimore event, which benefits the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. His father recently celebrated 25 years free of cancer and will be kayaking alongside his son in Sunday's swim event.  "Cancer has impacted our family many times, as it has for millions of people all over the world. I’ve lost childhood friends to cancer. Both of my grandparents on my dad’s side died of cancer (prostate and pancreatic), my uncle passed away (pancreatic) from it last year, and it almost took my dad’s life. I want to do all I possibly can to help find a cure and prevent it," says Boyle.

After his father was treated for cancer, Brian survived his own health crisis after a horrific car accident. But he rebounded with fierce energy that helped him rediscover his passion for swimming. Read Brian's story in the Huffington Post and watch his interview on Fox 45 Baltimore.

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