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Swim Across America Donates $460K To Stamford's Alliance For Gene Therapy

From left, Swim Across America’s Jacqué Lang and Kerry Anderson, ACGT President and Co-Founder Barbara Netter, and ACGT Executive Director Margaret Cianci.
From left, Swim Across America’s Jacqué Lang and Kerry Anderson, ACGT President and Co-Founder Barbara Netter, and ACGT Executive Director Margaret Cianci. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford-based Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) recently received a $460,000 donation from Swim Across America.

Swim Across America is a national nonprofit dedicated to raising money for cancer research. ACGT is a nonprofit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer.

President, co-founder and Barbara Netter, a Greenwich resident, and the foundation’s board of directors and Scientific Advisory Council have helped ACGT provide $24 million in grants since 2001, funding research and clinical trials that have saved lives, representatives said.