Nantucket Community Rallies Around Swim Across America’s Island Swim – Raises $180,000 for Cancer Care on Nantucket

The winds were blowing and the waves were rough at Jetties Beach early Saturday morning, but that didn’t stop nearly 200 swimmers from jumping in and “making waves to fight cancer”!

Swim Across America’s Island Swim raised $180,000 for cancer care on Nantucket. Proceeds are to be split between Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket and Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Island patients Caitlin Marcoux and Claudia Kronenberg spoke for a few moments about what this event means to them and how the funds raised will help. Both were extremely humbled by and grateful for all of the support they’ve received. They were thrilled to have this opportunity to raise money for services that will help them and so many of their friends.

Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s new oncology program will enable island cancer patients to receive more of their tests, consultations, and services on Nantucket, alleviating the need for travel off-island and all of the stress that goes along with that. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket will be able to expand their existing cancer support services which help patients from diagnosis onward and which are crucial to navigating a life with cancer.

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