Silton vs. Cancer
This year's event will be:
Wednesday, July 25th at 5pm to 8pm.
Rain date: Thursday, July 26th, same time
*2017 Silton vs. Cancer final contributions to The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation: $13,000!
For many summers, The Silton Swim Team has participated in the American Cancer Society's Swim Marathon and gift auction. This event raises cancer awareness and money towards cancer research and local families. Since 2016 and going forward, our annual event will benefit a local charity the "Emmanuel Cancer Foundation" of Wall Township, NJ.
In 2006, Coach Danielle and her husband, Philip, lost their dear friend, Douglas Rillo, to brain cancer. Doug was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the fall of 2005 while attending Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. Doug fought an amazing battle for a year and lost his fight on September 21, 2006. Doug was 21 years old. In 2007, the Silton Swim Team continued the ACS Swim Marathon tradition and established Silton vs. Cancer in honor of Douglas Rillo.
Each summer, Silton swimmers participate in this event, not only in Doug's honor, but in the honor of family and friends who have passed away, overcome, or who are still fighting this horrible disease.
Since 2007, we have added some very important people to our Silton vs. Cancer fundraiser. We swim in memory of the following people who were very close to our Silton Family: Douglas Rillo (New Providence NJ), Dr. E. David Morgan (Manasquan NJ), Don Corson Jr. (Wall NJ), Kevin Leete (Harwich, MA), Betty Ann Moore (Kearney, NJ), Coach Carl Mayo (Neptune NJ), Coach John Amabile (Spring Lake Heights NJ), Thomas O'Neill (Berkely Heights NJ), Nancy Grahill (Asbury Park NJ), Annamary Smith Larkin (Belmar NJ), Ann Carpenter (Wall NJ), Frances M. McCarthy (Sea Girt NJ), Allie Hopper (Brick NJ) , George Panasuk (Wall NJ), Peter Nestler (Summit, NJ), Harvey Meldrum (Manasquan, NJ) and Thomas Capestro (Brick, NJ).
HOW IS MONEY RAISED DURING OUR EVENT? Swimmers will swim as many laps as possible during our three hour event and keep track of the amount of lengths swum. Depending on their total number of lengths completed, swimmers will receive donations from sponsors. Sponsors may donate money per lap or give flat donations of any monetary amount. Laps completed at practice the week of the event will also count towards swimmer's total lengths completed. We also hold a gift raffle during our event. We have over 75 prizes to raffle off each year.
Each summer, Casertano Cucina caters our event. Please check their website out at www.casertanosdeli.com!
In previous years, the Silton Swim Team has raised up to $25,000 annually during our Silton vs. Cancer event! As always, we appreciate the generosity the swimmers and parents have shown over the years, and we are especially grateful for all of the individuals and organizations who have donated raffle prizes.
This year's proceeds will benefit a local charity the "Emmanuel Cancer Foundation" of Wall Township, NJ. Please make all checks payable to "Emmanuel Cancer Foundation".
Swimmers are encouraged to make posters recognizing family members or friends who have fought against this horrible disease. Posters will be judged and 3 winners will be awarded prizes at the end of the event!
This year's event will be on:
Wed: JULY 25th, 2018: 5pm- 8pm:
Rain date: Thurs: July 26th, same time.