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Swim Across America Nantucket

Take the Plunge to Help Patients

Nantucket’s annual Swim Across America event returns for the sixth year to Jetties Beach this Saturday morning, August 26. More than three hundred swimmers will swim varying distances from one-quarter mile to one mile to raise funds to support Nantucket cancer care. The summer capstone event celebrates the island’s pristine …

Cancer & Hope

Hope Walks

by Robert P. Barsanti I think of my mother almost every day. She died on a snowy night in February, at the tail end of a long, painful, and humiliating retreat from cancer. My father called me in the middle of that night when I was living on Lyon Street, …

Swim Across America | Nantucket

Swim to Defeat a Common Enemy

~ by Carl Oscar Olson ~ This Saturday, August 27, Swim Across America comes back to Nantucket for the fifth straight year. Starting at 8 am on Jetties Beach, more than three hundred swimmers and volunteers will splash into the Nantucket Sound to raise money to fight a disease affecting …