On August 5th, 2006 I will be competing in the 19th Annual Swim Across the Sound 25km marathon swim for the 3rd year in a row. A field of over 160 solo and relay swimmers participated in 2005 and raised approximately $200,000 for cancer prevention, education and support programs sponsored by the Swim. Last year our relay team fundraised over $6000 and finished in 2nd place out of 25 relay teams. Swim officials are expecting another sellout crowd in 2005.
Contributions received from Swim Across the Sound will be donated to the cause of secondary cancer prevention, with the endeavor of utilizing screening tests or examinations to detect early disease before they are clinically evident.
Detection of the disease process in an early stage is essential for the purpose of initiating early intervention and improving long-term prognosis. Please consider donating to this crucial cause!