Rowley - Swimming Across the Sound

56-year-old local Mesa resident, bone cancer survivor, and amputee Mark Rowley will swim 16 miles from Long Island, New York to Bridgeport, Connecticut on Saturday, August 2, 2008 to raise money and awareness for cancer patients. An arduous open water swim for anyone, Rowley faces an additional obstacle with the loss his left leg mid-thigh, but don't expect that to keep him down. He jokes, "My biggest handicap is my age, not the loss of my leg!"

Rowley's swim is part of an annual charity race called Swim Across the Sound. Rowley will be the only amputee to attempt this 16-mile open water swim.

Good luck to Mark, you are an inspiration!

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