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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ALS Walk for Life

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's ALS Walk for Life a record breaking success! Together, we raised over $1.1 million, an all-time fundraising record! Over 7,000 people attended the 2014 ALS Walk for Life, another record. We are overwhelmed by the amount of support you’ve given the Foundation and are truly honored to Walk side by side with you as we win the fight against ALS. Thank you!

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Les Turner Commits $10 Million for New ALS Center

The Les Turner ALS Foundation is excited and proud to announce it has made a $10 million commitment to create the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine. The goal of the Center is to bring together the Les Turner ALS Research Laboratories, the Les Turner/Lois Insolia ALS Center, the ALS tissue bank and other ALS research, clinical and education activities at Northwestern under one umbrella. 

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Why Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? 

The Foundation has been dedicated to finding a cure for ALS since 1977 and continues to fight for patients and families living with ALS. Click here to watch our video!

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