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Visit Swim Across America for more information, to register, or to donate to this year’s swim. All money raised stays on island for cancer treatment and care. A fun and inspiring celebration of those we love fighting cancer and the family, friends, and community who support them.

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History

Swim Across America began as a relay swim from Nantucket to Hyannis and has evolved to 15 open water swims and dozens of pool swims around the country. Swim Across America came back to its Nantucket roots for its 25th Anniversary year in 2012 and joined with the Nantucket Triathlon to host a landmark event on Sunday, July 22nd, 2012. A portion of the proceeds from the swim went to Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) and Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH).

It was such a success and so much fun for all involved that they returned in 2013 for the First Annual Island Swim. It was held on August 24th and raised over $185,000! Nearly all of the proceeds were split between PASCON and NCH. The goal for 2014 was an ambitious $225,000! But they reached their goal with the community’s help. In 2015 they raised the stakes again shooting for $300,000! They did it. They exceeded their goal, raising $325,000! 2016 saw another astonishing increase to $342,000 and 2017 closed the books at $402,000! AMAZING! Plans are already underway for 2018. Nantucket needs this. Nearly all of the money stays on island for cancer care and support services.

2013 Swim Raises $180,000!

Funded by the Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, the Palliative & Supportive Care Program is operated as a department of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of Partners HealthCare. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care to persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

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