On June 21, Greenwich Retailers to Donate a Portion of Sales to Swim Across America

Nancy Carr, volunteer and coordinator of the “Make Waves” Day on June 19 & 21 for Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford at Chipotle on Tuesday. Contributed

On Thursday, June 21, Nancy Carr, a Swim Across America volunteer is spearheading an effort in Greenwich where charity-minded retailers and restaurants will “make waves” in the fight against cancer by dedicating the day to donating a portion of sales to Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford in the fight against cancer.

Participating retailers and restaurants include:

Thursday, June 21 – Old Greenwich
Back40 Mercantile
Claudette
Fred
Garden Catering – Old Greenwich
Housewarmings
Images of Old Greenwich
Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy (matching patient donations up to $250)
Lily Shoes & Accessories
ORIGINALS Lifestyle
Sam’s Wine & Liquor
Something Special Florist
The Village Ewe

Thursday, June 21 – Greenwich
Garden Catering – Hamilton Ave
J. Crew (mention Swim Across America)
Lilly Pulitzer
SPLURGE
Vineyard Vines

Thursday, June 21 – Riverside Commons Shopping Center
CHOPT Creative Salad Co. – Riverside (mention Swim Across America)
Pomodoro Pizzeria & Trattoria (mention Swim Across America)

The money raised at these restaurants and retailers will go to Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford, which in turn, supports its beneficiary, the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), the nation’s only non-profit dedicated to cancer gene therapy research and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut — where the Swim will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018. More than 300 swimmers and 100 volunteers participate in this Swim and all “make waves in the fight against cancer!”

“I’ve known about Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford for quite a while. I always thought of the event as just a ‘swim’ and never thought of volunteering as I am not a strong swimmer,” said Nancy Carr, a Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford volunteer who has spearheaded the retailer and restaurant participation.

Carr went on to say that two years ago she learned there was a need for land volunteers and that it’s not necessary to swim to make an impact.

“This is why we got area retailers involved – they don’t even have to dip their toe in the water to make a difference,” she said.

To learn more or participate, visit swimacrossamerica.org/greenwich.