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October 17, 2019Cart

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by Fairfield County Business Journal
by FCBJ

Making waves for the swim

Michele Graham, left, and Margaret Cianci, executive director of Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.

They’re getting ready for the 12th Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford event scheduled for June 23. More than 300 swimmers, 100 volunteers and 20 boaters are expected to take part in the swim in the Long Island Sound that raises funds for the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated to cancer gene therapy.

Before the swim, there will be some preliminary events. First up is a Shop & Share Boutique at Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich on April 25. More than 20 small and independent businesses will participate, donating a percentage of their sales of men’s and women’s fashions, gifts, photography, home décor, children’s clothing, jewelry and accessories. 

In May, a partnership with the Greenwich Young Professional Group will bring an evening networking event to a local restaurant. The group hopes to raise funds and motivate attendees to form teams of their own for the swim. Details to be posted at greenwichypg.com.

On June 21, a townwide Make Waves to Fight Cancer Day is scheduled with area retailers and restaurants. Participating merchants donate a percentage of the day’s sales.

More information at swimacrossamerica.org/greenwich.