Fight the Tide of Cancer - Swim, Support, Donate
We Swim for You is a charity swimming event that raises money for cancer patients on the East End. Join us on Saturday, July 8, at Long Beach in Sag Harbor, NY. Now in its eighth year, the Swim is a grassroots fundraiser for Fighting Chance that gives back to the community directly. This year we are keeping it local — the event was formerly organized under the banner of Swim Across America. Swimmers of all ages are welcome for the 2 mile, 1 mile or 1/2 mile swim. Swim as an individual or join a team. Click here to signup to swim
Fighting Chance provides professional counseling and a myriad of additional support services to cancer patients and their families completely free of charge, thanks to efforts like We Swim For You,
Not a swimmer? Make a general donation to the cause on this page, support the team of your choice below, or if you prefer, send a check made out to Fighting Chance to PO Box 2784 East Hampton NY 11937.
Sign up, donate or learn more about our teams:
How this project makes a difference
Founded in 2002, Fighting Chance empowers hundreds of people a year by providing invaluable tools to cope with the many stresses that come with a cancer diagnosis such as emotional support, education, transportation, and wellness programs. All of Fighting Chance’s services are completely free of charge. all ages are welcome and those who can’t swim are encouraged to volunteer and participate in any way they can.
This year we have set a high goal of raising $90,000 for Fighting Chance and our East End neighbors who battle every day against the tide of a cancer diagnosis.
- Daisy Pitches (Cruz)
Swimming one-half mile
- Angelika Cruz
Swimming one-half mile
- Sophia Taylor
Swimming 2 miles
- Elizabeth Yennie
Swimming 1 mile
- Colleen Reinhart
Fighting Chance is the first free-of-charge cancer counseling and resource center of its kind established on the East End of Long Island, New York. It is independent from any hospital and funded solely by charitable contributions, providing patients and their caregivers a better chance- a fighting chance – to beat cancer by helping them to take informed action. Free access to a variety of resources and professional counseling is available from the time of diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.
Learn more here.
The South Ferry Company, Inc
Connecting Shelter Island with the South Fork.