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Crossing the Sound, a SAA Fundraiser


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What do you think is more challenging, raising $100,000 for the Nantucket Cottage Hospital or swimming across the Vineyard Sound from Cape Cod to Martha’s Vineyard? For local swimming legend Tyler Roethke and Sound swimming Veteran Grant Wentworth, both marathon feats are in their wheelhouse this August as they aim to continue the fundraising efforts of Swim Across America Nantucket since the major in-person fundraising event has been canceled in 2020.

The 10k open water swim can be tracked on Saturday, August 8th through this link.

If you missed donating to the on-island cancer care fundraising efforts of Swim Across America in 2020, please consider donating to either Tyler or Grant’s fundraising pages.


Proceeds directly support the Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) and the Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) oncology efforts to fund vital services for local and visiting cancer patients, minimizing their need to travel for appointments, testing and treatment.  Their support allows NCH oncology programs to keep more Nantucket residents on-island for their cancer care, providing them a compassionate and caring environment.  They help bring world-class oncologists to the island, allowing patients to receive treatments at home.  Through PASCON, patients and families receive important physical, emotional and spiritual care free of charge.