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Swim Across America Fairfield County
2021 marks the 15th Anniversary of Swim Across America Fairfield County (SAAFC). Established in 2007, this annual open water swim in Long Island Sound has empowered hundreds of swimmers and volunteers across Fairfield County and beyond to raise more than $4.3 million for Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. Alliance Research Fellows funded by SAAFC include Drs. Khalid Shah, Thomas Kipps, Arnob Banerjee, John Bell, Fan Yang, Samuel Katz, Crystal Mackall, Greg Delgoffe, Nori Kasahara, Stephen Gottschalk and Sidi Chen. Whether you are a veteran swimmer or you’re looking to do your first open water swim or volunteer, we welcome you to help us “Make Waves to Fight Cancer.” Visit the SAAFC site to Register.
Leave It On The Road
With a mission to “Ride Bikes. End Cancer,” Leave It On The Road (LIOTR) was founded in 2013 by Michael Tabtabai of Portland, OR; Andrew Hudon of Boulder, CO; and a cohort of fellow cycling enthusiasts to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. In 2020, LIOTR selected Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy as its dedicated beneficiary. Since then, LIOTR has donated $100,000 to help today’s most innovative researchers in advancing transformative approaches to curing cancer.
Inspired by their mother’s courageous battle with liposarcoma, Ali, Matt and Jackie Landes organized the first annual Wendy Walk in 2010. Since 2015, their energy and success have galvanized hundreds of individuals in New York, Florida and California to walk for sarcoma research. Wendy Walk has generated more than $460,000 for Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.
Play for P.I.N.K. and Purple
In 2019, the energetic organizers of this annual golf and tennis tournament added purple (official color of pancreatic cancer) to their pink (official color of breast cancer) to honor and remember a beloved committee member, Bonnie Bancroft, who was lost to pancreatic cancer in 2020. Players gather at Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich, CT., and sell raffle tickets purchased online and during the event have raised money for Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. To date, more than $17,000 in purple proceeds have been generated for the Alliance.