May 15, 2018
12th Annual Swim Across America Set to Make Waves Against Cancer on June 23rd
On Saturday, June 23, 2018, more than 300 swimmers and 100 land volunteers, boaters and kayakers will make waves in the fight against cancer in the 12th annual Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Swim. Over the past 11 years, the Greenwich-Stamford Swim Across America event has raised more than $3.4 million to support seven ACGT-funded scientists working on safer and more effective ways to treat cancer. The open water swim event takes place at the beach located at ACGT’s office at 96 Cummings Point Road in Stamford, CT. To donate, register or volunteer, click here.
100% of all funds donated to ACGT from Swim Across America go to cancer cell and gene therapy research. ACGT will use the funds it receives from the 2018 SAA Greenwich-Stamford event to support four scientists: Dr. Greg Delgoffe of the University of Pittsburgh for his use of immunotherapy and cancer vaccines to fight melanoma; Dr. Noriyuki Kasahara of the University of Miami for his research into the use of virotherapy to treat brain cancer; Dr. Samuel Katz of Yale University, who is studying the use of RNA in immunotherapy for blood cancers; and Dr. Crystal Mackall of Stamford University, who is focusing on immunotherapy to treat osteosarcoma.
To learn more about how you can support Swim Across America, visit swimacrossamerica.org/greenwich.