ALS is a devastating disease. As a physicians we are very limited in our ability to treat this condition, which makes it all the more despairing. My goal is not only to raise funds to contribute to research in the area of ALS, but also to support the patients and family members that are impacted by this disease every day. I am humbled and thankful for this opportunity.
Since 2011, A Long Swim has hosted swims of the English Channel, Tampa Bay, Manhattan Island and the Molokai Channel, and now hosts open water swimming events in the Chicago area. Through the unique use of open water and marathon swimming, A Long Swim has raised $500,000 for collaborative ALS research, and has no plans to stop until there is a cure for this horrific disease.