In July 2012, six women from Ann Arbor, Michigan are swimming the English Channel to increase awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and raise money to find a cure. They are attempting a two-way crossing and their goal is to break the current world record of 18 hours 59 minutes.
Visit www.CHANNELFORALS.org to learn more, to follow along and even share the experience, and to support the cause!
This swim is in direct opposition to ALS:
- Those diagnosed with ALS are eventually robbed of their ability to be active.
These women will undertake an extremely challenging physical endeavor.
- An ALS diagnosis often leads to seclusion and isolation.
This is a relay of six; they have each other to rely upon.
- Those diagnosed with ALS are given an average life expectancy of 2 to 5 years.
Time is of the essence to find a cure, thus the goal is to break the world record.
JOIN US – Participate with Us!
Swim or run/walk
the English Channel
to cure ALS. ($20)
Or… DONATE to A2A3 in support of the “Channel Six” here:
Check out the ChannelforALS swim route from Dover, England to Cap Gris Nez, France using Google Maps here (click on the map):
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