Doug will be swimming the English Channel in August of 2011 on behalf of the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Doug’s father, Dr. David McConnell, stuggled with ALS for the last 13 years of his life until 2006. Fortunately, the doctors at Northwestern were able to keep him alive long enough for all of our kids to get to know him. That was important because he was quite a role model for them, as he always was for Doug. Plus, he had a wicked sense of humor and he was brilliant. One of our sons, the one nicknamed Mack, is formally named after him.
Over the next months we’ll be asking you to attend events and even make donations to the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Join us and we’ll have a lot of fun while doing a lot of good.
So check out the new website, there is a link above … http://www.alongswim.com