Swim Across America Greenwich
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Come out and cheer them on or dive right in....
The fifth annual SWIM ACROSS AMERICA GREENWICH - STAMFORD SWIM, to be held SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011, is making a big splash for cancer research, prevention and treatment. Anyone who enjoys swimming at any level is invited to participate. Swim Across America holds numerous swimming events throughout the United States each year. This is the fifth anniversary of the Greenwich–Stamford Swim, that has generated $700,000 in donations specifically for the local beneficiary, the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), the nation’s only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to funding cancer cell and gene therapy research. This year’s Swim hopes to bring the total raised from the five years to $1 million.
ACGT is located on the Greenwich/Stamford border and its headquarters are the start and finish line for the Swim.
There will be four options for swimmers: a half-mile course, a 1.5 mile course, or a 3-mile or 5-mile challenge. Participants must register at http://www.swimacrossamerica.org by clicking on the Greenwich–Stamford Swim link.