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Swim Across America Baltimore Event Recap

Swim Across America 2014 Event Recap:

In 2014, two new clinical trials were launched. One uses a combination of a conventional chemotherapy drug at very low doses to extend the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer and the second involves a new immune target that provides new options for patients whose cancers have not responded to existing treatments.

Because of the generosity and dedication of hundreds of swimmers and volunteers, our team of researchers and clinicians are forging ahead against the toughest, most advanced cancers.

Wyatt Everhart
Wyatt Everhart, ABC2 News Baltimore

Wyatt Everhart of ABC2 News Baltimore reports on the latest news from The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Swim Across America Lab:

Swim Across America Lab at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

A special note of appreciation to ABC2 News for five years as media sponsor for Swim Across America Baltimore.

Timeline of Achievements

View slideshow from this year’s pool swim at Meadowbrook Aquatic Center in Baltimore and the open water event at the beautiful Hide Tide Farm in Pasadena, Maryland.

 

Swim Across America 2013 Event Recap:

The Baltimore swim took place Sunday, September 22 with more than $425,000 raised and counting. As in the past three years, two events happened simultaneously – a pool swim at Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center and a 1-mile and 3-mile open water swim on the Magothy River in Pasadena.

The annual swim, which is one of Baltimore’s biggest health-related, fundraising events, supports colon and pancreas cancer research, clinical trials, a survivorship clinic and retreat for patients and their caregivers.  The Swim Across America laboratory at the Kimmel Cancer Center is directed by Luis Diaz, M.D.  



Listen to Dr. Luis Diaz discuss the Swim Across America Event on WYPR radio

View Photos from the 2013 Event:

 

Swim Across America 2012 Event Recap:

The Baltimore swim took place Sunday, September 23 with more than $450,000 raised and counting. The event included close to 800 swimmers and 200 volunteers. As in the past two years, two events happened simultaneously – a pool swim at Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center and a 1-mile and 3-mile open water swim on the Magothy River in Pasadena. New this year were “affiliated swims” at other places but benefitted Swim Across America Baltimore: Stoneleigh Community Pool in Baltimore, Fins for a Cure in Annapolis, and Raider’s Rally at the College of Southern Maryland.

Highlights from the 2012 Open Water Swim

 

Swim Across America Olympians Visit the Swim Across America Laboratory and the Pediatric Oncology Unit

 

 

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