Help and hope for people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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).

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National ALS Registry Update

ATSDR has just released the first report on data gathered by the National ALS Registry. Results show that over 12,000 Americans may have been living with this deadly disease in 2011. Our hope is that this information helps scientists work toward creating a better future for persons living with ALS.

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75 for 75 - Honoring Lou Gehrig

"I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for..." - Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939

July 4, 2014 marked the 75th Anniversary of what is now known as sports’ most famous speech, Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech. Donate to our 75 for 75 Lou Gehrig Campaign today!

2014 Strike Out ALS 5k

14645393476_f7b20d045b_z.jpgThank you to everyone who came out to U.S. Cellular Field to support the Foundation’s signature race! Over 700 runners participated this year raising over $60,000!

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