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Swim Across America: Swimming to Raise Money and Awareness for Cancer Research


As home to the world’s greatest swimmer and the world’s greatest hospital, it’s no wonder that in its first year, Baltimore’s Swim Across America,  a fundraiser for cancer research through swimming- related events, set the record for the largest inaugural event in SAA history.  Raising over $400,000 and enlisting over 400 participants, the open water and pool swims were a huge success.  In year two, the swims grew, raising over $500,000 for the Swim Across America Lab at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. The organizers hope to make the 2012 event, held this coming Sunday, Sept. 23, even bigger, and  it’s not too late to sign-up or support a team.