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Announcing the Virtual David’s Swim!

Dear Friends,

It is with regret that we’re announcing that the in-person event of 10th David’s Old Silver Swim, originally scheduled for August 8th, can not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to your overwhelming support, we’re not throwing in the (beach) towel! In place of the in-person Swim, we will be holding a virtual David’s Swim to continue to raise awareness, spirits, and funds during this trying time. This fun and fundraising event continues to be a huge success, thanks to all of you, and we hope you’ll help us continue that trend this year.

Besides being a fun and inspiring event, the Swim has also been a great fundraiser for CCALS. In 2019, your generosity raised $150,000 for the Swim in support of CCALS. As many of you know, CCALS is based in West Falmouth and has been extremely important in helping not only David, but also more than a thousand patients afflicted with ALS, live life to its full potential. It provides goods, services, guidance, emotional and spiritual support to ALS patients. For example, CCALS has been instrumental in securing and maintaining the communication device David uses to “write” by activating letters on a keyboard using his eyes (rather than fingers). Though we recognize that these are stressful financial times for everyone, we are hoping that those who have the resources will consider donating to CCALS, whose families depend on that support, now more than ever.

In fact, the fundraising component of the Swim has become even more important as other fundraising events for Compassionate Care ALS (such as the Falmouth Road Race) have also been cancelled, while the need for CCALS services has expanded. It is our hope that your generosity towards CCALS will continue during this very challenging time. Please view information in the Swim tab tab on how to participate in this year’s virtual event.

Please donate online.

Or you can make checks out to “David’s Swim” and mail to David’s Swim Inc., 52 Horseshoe Lane, North Falmouth MA 02556.

David’s resilience, despite these trying times, is as strong as ever. He still signs his letters, “Swinging for the fences”. With your help, that optimism and determination will continue on.