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March 2021

Webinar: A Long Swim 2020 and 2021 – Turning Lemons into Lemonade

March 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom
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Join us via Zoom on Saturday, February 21 at 9:00 a.m. CST for an in-depth discussion on how A Long Swim responded to COVID-19 and what we have planned for 2021 REGISTER HERE! Hosted by Doug McConnell, A Long Swim Co-Founder, Clif Wilson, A Long Swim Director of Sponsorship, and Brenten Blakeman, A Long Swim Director of Development. The panel will discuss how A Long Swim pivoted in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of all in-person swimming events.…

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March Tournament Split the Pot Challenge

March 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - March 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am

A Long Swim is hosting a Tournament Split the Pot Challenge! How does it work? Submit a bracket, donate $20, watch the games and the bracket challenge winner splits the pot with A Long Swim How do I enter? (Please Read Carefully. All steps MUST be followed for a submission) 1. Head to ESPN by clicking the REGISTER HERE button below. Hit the “Join Group” button and the Password is “alongswim” 2. Fill out a bracket. ESPN will automatically tally…

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Webinar: Brain Matters in ALS Scientific Discussion

March 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

Join us via Zoom for an in-depth scientific on why the brain matters in ALS on Saturday, March 20, 10:00 am CST.     Moderated by Doug McConnell, A Long Swim Co-Founder, and hosted by Dr. Hande Ozdinler, A Long Swim's Scientific Director and Associate Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School, and Andrew Eisen MD., FRCPC, Professor Emeritus of Neurology at the University of British Columbia. For questions or trouble registering, contact Kate Himes at katehimes@alongswim.org. 

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April 2021

Webinar: A Look at the Queen B Golf Outing & Sponsored Athlete Program

April 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom

Join us via Zoom on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 a.m. CST for an in-depth discussion on A Long Swim's upcoming Golf Outing and a re-introduction to our Sponsored Athlete Program.     Hosted by Doug McConnell, A Long Swim Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, Bennett Blakeman, A Long Swim Director of Development, and Brenten Blakeman, A Long Swim Director of Development. The panel will discuss the First Annual Queen B Golf Outing, held in honor of A Long…

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May 2021

Scientific Webinar: Why Cortical Hyperexcitation Is Important

May 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom

Join us via Zoom for an in-depth discussion on Why Cortical Hyperexcitation Is Important on Friday, May 14, 6:30 pm CST.     Moderated by Doug McConnell, A Long Swim Co-Founder, and hosted by Dr. Hande Ozdinler,PhD A Long Swim Director of Science, and Steve Vucic, PhD, DSc, FRACP, FAHMS senior staff specialist in neurology at Westmead Hospital, clinical academic and translational researcher at the University of Sydney. The panel will discuss the importance of Cortical Hyperexcitation in ALS research.…

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June 2021

First Annual Queen B Golf Outing – Itasca Country Club

June 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Itasca Country Club, 400 E Orchard Street
Itasca, IL 60143 United States
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We invite you to join A Long Swim for the First Annual Queen B Golf Outing on Thursday, June 10th at Itasca Country Club Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Itasca Country Club   11 am – Check-in & Lunch 1 pm – Shotgun Start 6:30 pm – Cocktails, Dinner, & The Show! Ticket options consist of all-day golf tickets which includes lunch, 18-holes of golf with cart, cocktail hour, and dinner (both of which include an open bar)! Dinner-only tickets…

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August 2021

Open Water Summer Series – Tower Road Beach Winnetka – August 8, 2021

August 8, 2021 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am
Tower Road Beach, 899 Sheridan Rd
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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A Long Swim – Tower Road Beach Winnetka – 750 meters, 1,500 meters,1.2 miles, 2.4 miles, and 5K A Long Swim hosts their Open Water Summer Series supporting ALS research (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Led by English Channel Swimmer, Doug McConnell, these swims are designed for triathletes and open water swimmers and are professionally timed. (Because Lake Michigan always has cool water, wetsuits are always welcome.) Tower Road Beach in Winnetka runs along picturesque Lake Michigan surrounded by beautiful homes. The…

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October 2021

An Intimate Talk with the Ellen McConnell Blakeman ALS Research Fellow

October 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom

Join A Long Swim on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 7:00 pm CST for an intimate talk with the recipient of the Ellen McConnell Blakeman ALS Research Fellowship at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Mukesh Gautam, Ph.D. This event is completely virtual, open to the public, free to attend, and will be held on Zoom. Moderated by Doug McConnell, A Long Swim Co-Founder, and hosted by Dr. Hande Ozdinler, A Long Swim’s Scientific Director and Associate Professor of Neurology at Northwestern…

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January 2022

Webinar: Can Gene Therapy be a Way Forward for ALS?

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join A Long Swim on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 7:00 pm CST for an intimate talk with Dr. Hande Ozdinler, Ph.D. on the recently published Gene Therapy paper from the Ozdinler Lab at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. This event is completely virtual, open to the public, free to attend, and will be held on Zoom. Moderated by Doug McConnell, A Long Swim Co-Founder, and hosted by Dr. Hande Ozdinler, A Long Swim’s Scientific Director and Associate Professor of Neurology…

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May 2022

6th Annual A Long Swim at Tower Road Beach Open Water Swim

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join A Long Swim for the 6th annual A Long Swim at Tower Road Beach and raise money for collaborative ALS research! Saturday, August 13, 2022 | 6 am registration open Tower Road Beach | Winnetka, Illinois Professionally timed distances offered: 5k 2.4 miles 1.2 miles 1,500 meters 750 meters A Long Swim is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Chicago, Illinois that designs and manages open water swimming events raising funds for ALS collaborative world-class research. Open Water Swim DUO…

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