The fight against cancer continues this September on Lake Washington. Seattle’s Swim Across America is having its 8th annual fundraising race at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island on Sept. 10. All the proceeds will go to funding research for immunotherapy and pancreatic cancer treatment programs at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Fundraising is taking place now.
The SCCA collaborates with specialists and research teams from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children’s Hospital in order to enrich and extend lives.
Not only do swimmers of all ages and skill levels participate, Olympic medalists also will be taking to the water to swim. People can swim with a team, by themselves, or sponsor another swimmer.
The race allows for people to either swim the half-mile, one-mile, or the two-mile depending on skill level. For kids, there is splash area for young children to play.
The goal for fundraising this year is $300,000.
Greg Miller, a kidney cancer survivor, shared his testimonial with Swim Across America and said events like Swim Across America are important, “because they enable us to help other people.”
This event provides widespread help to those who need it. Visit the website for more details if you want to contribute or participate.