Celebrating a decade of support for groundbreaking cancer research, Swim Across America-Baltimore brings together swimmers of all ages and skill levels, including Olympians, with grassroots fundraising. Making a splash in Maryland 10 years ago, the organization has donated $3.4 million to the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center for clinical trials in immunotherapy, genomic-based testing and the creation of a dedicated cancer survivorship program.
“Swim Across America-Baltimore provides vital funding for our young investigators—some of the brightest minds in the field of oncology research today—to pursue scientific goals that include improved cancer screening tools, more targeted therapies and, ultimately, life-saving treatments,” says William Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.
“In November I will have lived 15 years without any evidence of disease,” says Annie Applegarth, the event’s chair. “I swim and volunteer so that hundreds of thousands of people can say the same--I am cancer free.”
This year’s pool swim is scheduled for Saturday, September 14th at the Meadowbrook Swim Club in the Mount Washington-area of Baltimore with the open water swim taking place the following day on Sunday, September 15th at High Tide Farm in Pasadena, MD.
To register to swim, make a donation or learn more, click here: http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/Baltimore