Northborough swimmer joins Swim Across America for the 23rd annual Boston Harbor Swim

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Swimmers jump into Boston Harbor for last year’s event.
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Northborough – Jean Cahill of Northborough will swim in Boston Harbor alongside Olympic swimmers Janel Jorgensen McArdle, Alex Meyer, and Eric Wunderlich for the 23rd annual Swim Across America (SAA) Boston Harbor Swim on Friday, July 12, to support pediatric cancer programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

“Swim Across America’s Boston Harbor Swim is such a wonderful day filled with incredible swimmers and volunteers. It is inspiring to see swimmers of all ages come together in the fight against cancer. Having the opportunity to do something you love and support a great cause is the best feeling,” said Kitty Tetreault, event director, Swim Across America Boston.

The SAA Boston Harbor swim is a 22-mile relay-style open-water swim beginning from Rowes Wharf behind the Boston Harbor Hotel. A minimum fundraising pledge of $2,000 is required for individuals to participate. To register, support a swimmer or learn more, visit www.swimacrossamerica.org/boston.

Swim Across America is a non-profit organization that runs events from Boston to San Francisco to support cancer research at the country’s finest hospitals and institutions. At SAA, money raised locally stays local, ensuring that swimmers know their efforts will benefit their communities directly. Proceeds from the Boston-area swims benefit the David B. Perini, Jr. Quality of Life Clinic at Dana-Farber, where experts help pediatric cancer survivors with an array of issues, including long-term effects of treatment, social and psychological concerns, and the risk of second cancers. Proceeds also benefit the continued research of David Sweetser, MD, chief of medical genetics at MGHfC. Sweetser is focused on identifying novel and non-toxic therapies for the treatment of acute leukemia.