A team of over 50 swimmers and 15 volunteers, known as Team Julian, joined forces to raise more than $45,000 in the fight against cancer to honor the legacy of Julian Fraser ’18, who lost his battle with a rare form of bone cancer in 2017 at the age of 20. Several volunteers in kayaks and on paddle boards, including Julian’s mother, Cristy Fraser, kept watch over the group during the long benefit swim.
Julian earned All-America honors as a swimmer and water polo player. He competed on numerous championship teams for Greenwich High School coach Terry Lowe, then excelled on the Santa Clara University water polo team. Proceeds from the event support the Stamford-based Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, the nation’s only foundation dedicated exclusively to funding cancer gene therapy research.