I am so proud of my fellow associates! Pam Joyce (Team Yo Adrian) and Sonya Cronin were going to swim this past Saturday in the great yearly “Swim Across America” event raising much needed money for cancer research. The charities benefiting from this year’s event are:
- Swim Across America Laboratory and DeMatteo Research Laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Cancer Support Team (Westchester County based organization)
- Morgan Stanley’s Children’s Hospital of New York – Presbyterian at Columbia University Medical Center
- Tommy Palazzo Fellowship at Columbia University
However, one slight snag! The water was so choppy that the event had to be cancelled, and some kayakers (who cheer and support the swimmers ) had to be towed back! Not so for our very own Katie McLoughlin who battled the waters successfully (and cheerfully!) BUT, it was still a success, as the Larchmont Daily Voice reported, over 1,000 people showed up, and this race culminated this years’s swim events through the Long Island Sound Chapter, and they expected to raise One Million Dollars.
My associates had been diligently training for the event along with the 500 or so other swimmers, and needless to say, we are all very proud of them! They all know cancer survivors, have lost friends and love ones to cancer, and were motivated through love and the desire to help others!