Since 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation has been Chicagoland's leader in patient services, research, and education for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and other motor neuron diseases (MND).
The Hope Through Caring Award Dinner was established to honor those dedicated to raising funds and awareness about ALS. The Foundation looks forward to another wonderful Hope Through Caring Award Dinner to honor Harvey Gaffen.
Harvey Gaffen, President of the Board of Directors was awarded the first Hope Through Caring Award in 1988. On March 15, the Foundation will honor Harvey once again for his dedicated service to the Les Turner ALS Foundation and celebrate his success as he transitions from Acting Board President to President Emeritus.
The Foundation is also excited to welcome back special guests Jay Levine, of CBS 2 Chicago, his wife, Mary Ann Childers and author Jonathan Eig.
ALS Update: News You Can Use
The annual ALS Update: News You Can Use (formerly known as the Education Meeting) will be held Sunday, April 13 from 1 - 3pm at the Hyatt Rosemont. The meeting will focus on current clinical trials available at Northwestern Medicine for people with ALS and will be presented by Dr. Lisa F. Wolfe and Dr. Robert L. Sufit. The patient and volunteer of the year will also be recognized at this event. Click here to learn more about the event and topics discussed.
Northwestern Medicine Moves Forward with Two Clinical Trials
The following clinical trials will be presented at ALS Update: News You Can Use, both are currently recruiting participants. Click here to learn about the trials available.