I have signed up to participate in a one-mile open water swim in the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater Beach, Florida on May 5, 2012. The swim is to raise money to FIGHT cancer through the “Swim Across America” organization, and I need your support!
On August 8, 2011 my dear friend, Greg Gartley, lost his four-year battle with brain cancer. Greg was only 43 years old when cancer took him from us. My wife and I had been close friends with Greg for 22 years. I miss our almost daily phone conversations, annual NFL picks, and filling out the NCAA basketball bracket, This horrible disease, cancer, robbed Greg of the opportunity to marry, have children, and see his beloved nephew grow up.
In December, 2011, my wife’s mother, Selma Leach, was diagnosed with Lymphoma. The wonderful folks at Moffitt Cancer Center here in Tampa are treating her and her prognosis is good. Last week she had her third round of chemotherapy and she is fighting hard.
As you can see, cancer hit my family hard last year and I want to fight back and raise as much money as I can by swimming in the inaugural Tampa Bay Open Water Swim. Please support me by sponsoring my swim and making a gift. The money you give will go towards cancer research at Moffit Cancer Center.