The Sword Swallowers Association International is a non-profit organization
that relies heavily on the donations of its members and the public at large.
In addition to general administration and maintenance of the SSAI websites, databases, historical research, and bookings,
SSAI also supports "Esophageal Cancer Research" and the
"Injured Sword Swallowers' Relief Fund".
There are on average from 4 to 6 serious sword swallowing injuries per year that require hospitalization,
with costs of treatment running from $50,000 to $75,000 USD per injury.
Any donations submitted will be sent directly to SSAI members who are struggling to pay off
staggering medical bills that are the result of sword swallowing injuries.
If you would like to make a donation, you can do so by cash, check,
money order or credit card. Any amount is gratefully accepted, no matter the size.
Please specify where your donation should be applied:
SSAI General Fund (website, administration, research)
Esophageal Cancer Research
Injured Sword Swallowers' Relief Fund
Gifts for Natasha Veruschka
We are also taking donations for flowers for sword swallower Natasha Veruschka who recently lost her manager and husband, Terrance Shands. If you would to add a donation, whether it's $5, $10, $25, $50 or more, we will add your name and sentiments with the flowers and/or gift. When making your donation on PayPal, please specify that it is for the "Natasha Veruschka gift" fund.
Gifts for Sword Swallowers Nick and Lora Rae Penney
We are also taking donations for a gift for sword swallowers Nick Penney and Lora Rae Penney who recently lost their mother. If you would to donate to help them out, whether it's $5, $10, $25, $50 or more, we will add your name to the gift. When making your donation on PayPal, please specify that it is for the "Nick and Lora Rae Penney gift" fund.
Thank you. We are grateful for any amount, for every penny helps us to continue our work. Thanks for supporting and helping preserve this ancient dying art!
Make a donation via PayPal:
Donations by mail
can be addressed to:
Sword Swallowers Assoc Int'l
18842 Maisons Dr
Tampa, FL 33558-2878
SSAI also accepts donations of photos, swords or other props used by sword swallowers for inclusion in the SSAI archives, new or used swords, and other promotional items.
SSAI also accepts corporate sponsorships for conventions and events covered by major international media. Please contact us for details.
SSAI also supports charities that research esophageal cancer, dysphagia, and other swallowing disorders. Please donate generously to the charity of your choice.