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Ann Arbor Active Against ALS is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise funds for research toward effective treatments and ultimately a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), while raising awareness of the disease, encouraging physical activity, and building a compassionate community.

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Channel for ALS

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CONGRATULATIONS to Amanda Mercer, Bethany Williston, Jenny Jalet, Susan Butcher, Melissa Karjala and Emily Kreger!

And THANK YOU to the hundreds of people who sponsored this amazing team of six women.

In 2010, the ambitious idea to set a world record of a double crossing of the English Channel was born. When that idea was paired with the goals of raising money for ALS research and increasing awareness about this devastating disease, it became a mission for these women.

They trained for many months, at all times of day, in all kinds of water and weather, and through many personal challenges.

We congratulate them on meeting all of their goals!

On July 27, 2012, they broke the world record with their swim! 18 hours, 55 minutes, 20 seconds.

They inspired a documentary, Swimming Towards A Cure, produced by MSU Today, that has been watched by thousands of people online and on the Big Ten Network and increased awareness about ALS.

And now they have reached their goal of raising $120,00 for ALS research!

Way to go team!

Check out their website (www.ChannelForALS.org), and stay tuned for future Active Against ALS cool fundraisers!

Read Michael Rosenberg’s Sports Illustrated article about this amazing team!