On Oct. 10, I'll be swimming alongside Diana Nyad in the middle of Herald Square. She'll be swimming 48-straight hours. Me? Maybe 40 minutes. Nyad is doing the event to show support for Sandy Relief efforts, and to raise funds for disaster relief everywhere, whether it's flooding in Colorado or wildfires in Arizona.
Proceeds will benefit Americares, a Charity Navigator rated non-profit relief organization. Almost 98% of it's funds go directly to disaster relief programs.