Doug McConnell of Barrington to Swim the English Channel in Memory of His Father who Died of ALS
March 15, 2011
In August 2011, Doug McConnell of Barrington expects to be the 48th person over age 50 to successfully swim across the English Channel. He will be swimming more than 21 grueling miles in memory of his father David who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and in honor of the thousands of people throughout the world who are currently living with the disease.
McConnell has branded his efforts “A Long Swim” and is using this endurance challenge to educate the public about ALS and fundraise for scientific research programs at the Les Turner ALS Research Laboratory at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Read the entire article from the Trib Local.