Swim Across the Sound’s Virtual Challenge

Set your own goals (in or out of the water!) and support cancer patients at Hartford HealthCare!

$46,162Raised of $36,000

However you choose to move, do it for Swim Across the Sound!

Even if you aren’t swimming across the Sound, you can still participate in this virtual challenge to support cancer patients and their families in the community. Join today, start moving, and help raise critical funds for cancer patients in your region.


Commit to completing 15.5 miles from July 1st to July 28th however you choose to.

As so many of us know, a cancer diagnosis is challenging and a fight that requires support and strength. Let us challenge ourselves to get moving, not just to better our own wellness, but to stand beside our loved ones who are battling each and every day. Step up to the challenge with us and the swimmers who are participating in the 36th Annual Swim Across the Sound!

The top fundraising team and fundraising individual will be recognized at the Swim Across the Sound event on July 29th, 2023. Can you take that top spot?!

Raise $100 or more by July 28th and receive a special t-shirt at the Swim Across the Sound event on July 29th, 2023.

Your Dollars Make a Difference

Your support of Swim Across the Sound and our Virtual Challenge enables us to offer programs and support to local oncology patients undergoing treatment. We are here to support cancer patients across the Hartford HealthCare system.

Each year, swimmers come out to Swim Across the Sound and complete 15.5 miles in the Long Island Sound. As a member of the Virtual Challenge, you are challenging yourself to complete 15.5 miles in solidarity with our Swimmers while raising money for a good cause.

We thank you for your support! Let's get moving together!

How To Participate

Step 1: Join a team, create a team, or participate on your own. Sign up by July 1, 2023 so you can take part in completing 15.5 miles by July 28th, 2023.

Learn How to Register Here

Step 2: Customize your personal fundraising page and begin collecting donations from your family and friends!

Step 3: Get active and Get fundraising! Post updates to your fundraising page about how you're choosing to move as you fundraise for Swim Across the Sound. Not interested in setting activity goals, that's okay! Join us as a general fundraiser and start raising transformational dollars for our work!

Learn How to Use Your Page and Start Fundraising


Does completing 15.5 miles from July 1-July 28th feel intimidating? Here are some ways you can break this goal down to make it attainable and fun!

Ideas to breakdown your 15.5 miles

Need Support?

If you are looking for fundraising support, or have any questions at all, the St. Vincent's Philanthropy Team is here to help or to connect you to the right Hartford HealthCare partner:

Please reach out to Alyssa at alyssa.amaturo@hhchealth.org or 475-210-4657.

To learn more about the Swim Across the Sound live event, visit:


St. Vincent's Medical Center is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

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