The Mizzou swimming and diving teams will participate in the second annual Swim Across America – St. Louis Open Water Swim on Aug. 26 at the Innsbrook Resort in Innsbrook, Missouri. Swim Across America hosts benefit swimming events around the country to raise money for cancer research. The St. Louis Open Water Swim benefits immunotherapy clinical trials and research at Siteman Cancer Center.
To donate to Team Mizzou or an individual swimmer, visit SwimAcrossAmerica.org. All donations are tax deductible, with 100 percent of donations going toward Siteman. Last year, the Mizzou programs raised $11,474 for Swim Across America in the swim, which was the highest amount raised by an organization in the St. Louis event.
Swim Across America is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit. SAA was founded in 1987 with a mission of hosting swims in communities where there is a major cancer research institution. Proceeds from the swim are donated to the community beneficiary so the beneficiary may conduct clinical trials and research that will lead to new treatments with a hope of curing cancer.
Press Release courtesy of Missouri Athletics.