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Swims Raise More Than $1 Million for Cancer Research at Rush

Hundreds came together at Ohio Street Beach to support cancer research at Rush at the Swim Across America Chicago Open Water Swim on Saturday, July 25.

More than 230 individual fundraisers and swimmers, along with 25 teams, together raised around $365,000 through the event, though total donations are still being tallied. 

Swim Across America is a national organization that raises money nationwide through swimming events in support of local cancer research facilities. Since 2012, Swim Across America has directed its proceeds to the Rush University Cancer Center, leading to more than $1 million in total contributions to clinical cancer research at Rush over the last four events.

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