THE FLATS – This Saturday Georgia Tech swimming and diving will continue its commitment to supporting charitable causes fighting cancer when they take part in the Swim Across America virtual ‘Coast to Coast’ Challenge. Due to COVID-19 the event will be virtual this year as a way for swimmers, volunteers, family and friends to continue to support research at our beneficiaries. Tech’s participation will help benefit the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, including the leukemia research project, which supports children and adults by hosting Phase 1 leukemia clinical trials at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
The intent is to fund physicians and provide career and project support for young, proven investigators in postdoctoral fellowships or who have recently achieved junior faculty positions and are committing their lives to the field of pediatric cancer. Funding is designed to nurture young scientist in the pursuit of independent hypotheses and to enable them to develop the preliminary data necessary to successfully compete for major research grants. SAA Funding will support 5 young investigators; Drs. Aumann, Summers, Kazi, Henry, and Smart, and their respective pediatric cancer research projects.
Fans and supporters can donate to the cause by visiting the Georgia Tech Team Page HERE and selecting a member of the team roster or simply clicking “Donate Now.” All funds raised by Tech go directly to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the A-T Fund’s Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes, and Athletics Initiative 2020, Georgia Tech athletics’ ongoing $125 million initiative to allow Tech to recruit the nation’s most elite student-athletes, build a better student-athlete once they arrive on The Flats and, ultimately, win! To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.
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