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Swim Across America

Swim Across America, Inc.,
an organization of volunteer swimmers and friends and family members of cancer patients that raises money for cancer research through swim events, has funded a laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center headed by oncologist Luis Diaz, M.D.

In its first year, Swim Across America, Baltimore set the record for the largest inaugural event in SAA history. The open water and pool swims have grown and have raised over $1,700,000 in 5 years for the Swim Across America Lab at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

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:

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.


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