Harborfields and Huntington Swim Teams Make Waves to Fight Cancer

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The Harborfields and Huntington high school girls varsity swim teams recently paired up to participate in the seventh annual Swim Across America fundraiser to help fight cancer. This year, the teams raised over $3,000. All proceeds from the swim will support immunotherapy research at the Swim Across America Laboratory at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, lung cancer clinical trials at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, pediatric brain cancer research at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at North Shore University Hospital and pediatric oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Children's Cancer Hospital.

“I am so proud of the work that our swim team and their coach Kiri Thomsen are doing,” said Robert Franco, the district’s director of health, physical education and athletics.