SWIM FOR SARA

In 2019, Foundation founder, Jeff Schottenstein, dove into the cold San Francisco Bay to raise funds for gastric cancer research in memory of our beloved Sara.  Thus began the Foundation’s annual swim, which starts at Alcatraz and navigates approximately 1.25 miles of rough waters, ending at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park. 

Of the swim, Jeff says, “My goal is not just to raise funds for cancer research, which is so critical, but to keep Sara’s memory vibrant for my kids and me and for everyone who loves her so much.”

The event has grown each year. On October 1st, 2022, twelve dedicated swimmers joined our founder for the 4th annual #SWIMFORSARA, raising over $150,000 for gastric cancer research at Stanford Medical Center.

You can help gastric cancer patients by supporting #SWIMFORSARA. Each year, donations are directed to a specific gastric cancer research initiative.

Stay tuned for more info on supporting next year’s event where Jeff and Sara’s youngest son, Danny Schottenstein, 14, plans to swim with his dad and the other swimmers for the first time!

“My goal is not just to raise funds for cancer research, which is so critical, but to keep Sara’s memory vibrant for my kids and me and for everyone who loves her so much.”

Jeff Schottenstein

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