The Team Hydro Foundation will host the 18th Alcatraz Swim for Hydrocephalus Research on August 13th, 2022. This year ~40 Team Hydro swimmers will once again brave the bay in hopes of helping drive progress towards a cure.
Dr. Samuel Finlayson, MD, PhD, is a Team Hydro co-founder and Chief Medical Officer. “At Team Hydro, we take our founding mission to help cure hydrocephalus very seriously,” he says. “This means directing every dollar donated for research into projects designed to uncover novel mechanisms of disease and/or to design and develop new treatments. It also means building up a research community by investing in up-and-coming researchers in the field to help them secure large follow-on grants from public and private organizations.”
To date, this approach has been very successful: Team Hydro has funded a dozen research projects on three continents, which together have already identified several new potential therapies and secured a 7x multiplier in follow-up funding from government agencies. “Seeing this next generation of athletes join the cause is a great reminder both of where we have come from, and all the excitement we have for work yet to come.”
100% of funds raised by the Team Hydro Swim for Hydrocephalus Research will go directly toward funding these important hydrocephalus research grants.
There are still a few spots remaining in the swim; interested swimmers can register at https://donate.teamhydro.org. And if you aren’t quite brave (dumb?) enough to take the plunge, you can donate to the cause using that same link!