Texas 7-Eleven Franchise Owners’ Association Pledges $25,000 to Swim Across America

Dallas as Part of Its Title Sponsorship of the Open Water Swim Event on June 8

Swim Across America Funds Benefit Innovative Clinical Trials Center in Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas.

Dallas, TX, May 22, 2013 - (PR.com) - For the second year, the Texas 7-Eleven Franchise Owners’ Association has pledged to raise at least $25,000 for SAA –Dallas, by selling donation flags during the month of May in the over 130 franchise-owned 7-Eleven stores throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, DFW. The Texas 7-Eleven Franchise Owners are a title sponsor of the Swim Across America – Dallas (SAA) open water swim event on June 8, 2013, at The Harbor at Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall, Texas.

Bob Price, president of the Association said, “We are excited to have our stores participate in the cause and we hope to surpass our goal of $25,000. We raised more than that amount last year, so we believe this goal to be attainable, but we need the community to help by making donations at their local 7-Eleven stores.”

In its first year as the title sponsor of the SAA Open Water Swim Event, the Texas 7-Eleven Franchise Owners’ Association donated $30,000. All proceeds raised for SAA – Dallas benefit the Innovative Clinical Trials Center in the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas, the largest outpatient cancer center in North Texas dedicated to cancer care, research and education.

“The tremendous contribution the Texas 7-Eleven Franchise Owners’ Association have made have been so positive and we are excited that they are hosting their tournament for the second year,” said Andrea Dickson, co-chair of the Dallas Swim Across America event. “Their donations and efforts to rally the community are a way to help end the battles people with cancer fight daily.”

To learn more about how the Swim Across America – Dallas is “making waves to fight cancer,” please visit www.swimacrossamerica.org/dallas.

About Swim Across America

Swim Across America, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming- related events. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service.

About Baylor Health Care System

Baylor Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based supporting organization providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. Baylor recorded more than 2.8 million patient encounters, $4.1 billion in total operating revenue, $5.3 billion in total assets and $539 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2012 (as reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services). Baylor’s network of more than 360 access points includes 30 owned/operated/ ventured/affiliated hospitals; joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers; satellite outpatient locations; senior centers and more than 190 HealthTexas Provider Network physician clinics.

Contact:

Swim Across America
Denise Hodges
214-599-8703
www.swimacrossamerica.org

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