Emily Kreger is a U.S. Masters Swimming athlete on a 6-person relay across the English Channel in order to raise money for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The former Yale University swimmer has raised US $80,000 to date together with Jenny Sutton Jalet, Bethany Williston, Susan Butcher, Amanda Mercer and Melissa Karjala. She is a second-year resident in General Surgery at the Detroit Medical Center. Emily was born in Wyandotte, Michigan and currently resides in Ann Arbor & Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.
The Team set a new World Record for a six-woman relay team two-way crossing. The team's time of 18 hours and 55 minutes, bested the previous time by 4 minutes by a team from Mexico.
Donations to support ALS research can be mailed to Ann Arbor Active against ALS - 2020 Shadford Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.