Swim

for the

Cure​

A Long Swim designs and manages open water swimming events raising funds for ALS collaborative world class research.

Swim for
the Cure

A Long Swim designs and manages open water swimming events raising funds for ALS collaborative world class research. Donate to the cause.

Hande Ozdinler of the Ozdinler ALS Research Lab at Northwestern School of Medicine in Chicago
Pembe Hande Ozdinler, PhD

All Donations Fund Breakthrough Research

A Long Swim has the largest impact by directly supporting breakthrough ALS research. The Ozdinler Lab at Northwestern is changing the game, making incredible advancements in the fight against ALS. We're confident the best way to race toward a cure is to support Dr. Ozdinler's exciting work.

The Ozdinler Lab has recently made amazing discoveries understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for early vulnerability and progressive degeneration of upper motor neurons--including, the discovery of the NU-9 compound which has shown to reverse ALS neuron damage.

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Recent ALS News

February 21, 2021

Open Water Summer Series

Three Oaks, Crystal Lake

Details Released in 2021

Tower Road Beach, Winnetka

August 8, 2021

Open Water Signature Swim

Northwestern-to-Northwestern

August, 2021

Chicago River Signature Swim

Chicago River Swim

September, 2021

Open Water Summer Series

Three Oaks, Crystal Lake

Postponed to 2022

Northwestern Signature Swim

Northwestern-to-Northwestern

August, 2021

Tower Road Beach, Winnetka

August 8, 2021

Chicago River Signature Swim

Chicago River Swim

September, 2021

Sponsorship

Proceeds from all A Long Swim open water swimming events
fund collaborative ALS research

How to Give

Donate

A Long Swim is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code so that your donation will be 100% tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

Become a Sponsored Athlete

A Long Swim sponsors athletes participating in a variety of events including open water swims, marathons, triathlons, and Ironmans.

Sponsor An Event

Proceeds from all A Long Swim open water swimming events fund collaborative ALS research.

Hear Doug Speak

Doug tells a gripping story of how, in the two years leading up to A Long Swim, he assembled and trained a team to achieve that goal.