"TEAM CANCER CAN STICK IT!
Greg and Karma Travis may have started this team with a push from Daniel Watters, but 2013 will mark the 3rd year for this group to support Swim Across America as a true team fighting cancer. Last year, we raised almost $8300! Our special guest, April Samuels, shared her cancer story from the inaugural Dallas Swim AND performed again as a drummer in the band after the event! She credits the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Hospital as â€œsaving her lifeâ€! Team Cancer Can Stick It gets its name from Aprilâ€™s slogan she created from her musical career as a drummer, and current drummer for the '80's band Metal Shop.
We are welcoming back swimmers Dr. Punita Shah, pediatrician in Richardson and Plano Wetcat; Gregâ€™s cousin, Kyle Hein and his 13-year-old son, Ian Hein, who swims for Rockwall Aquatics; Robert Bevans, another Plano East Swim Team Alumni; and our newest member Scott Kerr, a recent cancer survivor. April will be our land volunteer this year and we are so excited that our team is growing! All team members are swimming for a common goal: to protest cancer in spite of our loved ones battling it. This year some of us are swimming for Ken Hein, Kyleâ€™s father, who battled breast cancer last year and Julie Carlock, of Fairview, Texas, who also overcame surgeries and chemo treatments from breast cancer last year. All of the Team Cancer Can Stick It swimmers compete in the Dallas event in 2 miles of open water as our test to challenge ourselves to keep goals in our lives.
Thank you for your support and just keep swimming! "
- Team Cancer Can Stick It (Jun 18, 2013)