Cancer has had a large impact on my life due to its effects on both sides of my family. Before I was born my grandfather on my mother's side of the family passed away due to cancer. Recently, my grandmother on my father's side has also been battling skin cancer. I decided to find a way that I could have an influence and help others who are struggling with this disease. I founded the program Swim For Cancer at my neighborhood pool four years ago and every summer it continues to grow. This program has provided me with a way to share my love for swimming and have an impact on the fight against cancer.