Welcome to David's Old Silver Swim!
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.
To all of our contributors, supporters, and swimmers – thank you so much for your help in creating the most successful to date. Your contributions helped us swing for the fences and raise over $150,000 from the 9th Annual David’s Old Silver Swim, a 50% increase over last year. The silent auction, along with swimmer registration fees, apparel sales and donations, was a big success and we are proud donate 100% of funds raised to Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS). CCALS is an incredible organization that supports people with ALS through the physical and emotional challenges associated with the disease.
David Garber has adopted the motto, “Swinging for the Fences” and made it into a lifestyle. He lives large in everything he does, from finding joy in friends and family to raising the bar for the impact of David’s Old Silver Swim. The Swim is organized by family and friends, yet would not be possible without the inspiration, effort, and dedication from David himself. David says the Swim is the highlight of his summer, from all the work that goes in to putting on the event and soliciting donations, to the joy of seeing swimmers plunge into the waters of Old Silver Beach.
The 10th Annual David’s Old Silver Swim will be held on August 8, 2020. We hope to see you at the event and that we can count on your continued support!
From everyone associated with David’s Old Silver Swim, and David himself, thank you again for your support.
David’s Swim, Inc.