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Promise and Progress - Making Waves to Fight Cancer
The Time is Now: 2010-2011
Making Waves to Fight Cancer
Date: November 11, 2010
Center Director, Dr. William Nelson (left) with Olympic swimmer and Baltimore native Michael Phelps (right).
On September 19, 2010, more than 600 swimmers of all ages and skill levels, including Olympians, will be swam in the inaugural Baltimore Swim Across American event “Make Waves to Fight Cancer” raising $375,000 for cancer research at the Kimmel Cancer Center.
The event included an open-water swim in the Chesapeake Bay or a pool swim at the Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center in Mount Washington. Record-setting Olympic swimmer and Baltimore native Michael Phelps was the official swim starter.
Following the swims, there was a reception for participants and their families and friends to recognize individuals and teams who raised the most money. In addition, Kimmel Cancer Center clinician-scientist Luis Diaz discussed how the money raised will be used to fight cancer.
“We are extremely grateful that Swim Across America Baltimore chose to support the Kimmel Cancer Center,” says Center director, Dr. William Nelson. “Each swimmer and each donation allows us to expand our work and discover new ways to treat and fight cancer.”
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- Cover Story Sidebar: A New Paradigm for Cancer Drug Discovery
- Cover Story Sidebar: Personalized Approaches in Pediatric Cancer
- Cover Story Sidebar: The Frankenstein Project
- Cover Story Sidebar: The Serendipitous Discovery of a Cancer Starter
- Cover Story Sidebar: The Mathematics of Curing Cancer
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- Helping Us Solve The Cancer Puzzle
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- Wawa Cares About Cancer Patients
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