Hope and help for people with ALS.

Since 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation has been Chicagoland's leader in patient services, research, and education for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other motor neuron diseases (MND).

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National ALS Registry Associate

The Foundation has added a National ALS Registry Associate for the summer to assist PALS living in and around the Chicago area with online enrollment. Volunteering his time and talent, Danny Heller will assist those PALS interested in enrolling with the National ALS Registry to help lead researchers one step closer to finding a cure. The Registry is administered through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please contact Director of Patient Services, Shari Diamond, at sdiamond@lesturnerals.org or 847 679 3311 to request Danny’s assistance. 


Foundation Featured on Comcast Newsmakers

Executive Director, Andrea Pauls Backman recently sat down with Paul Lisnek at Comcast Newsmakers to help raise awareness of ALS and discuss the various ways the Foundation serves Chicagoland's ALS community. To view the entire interview, click here

2014 Annual Report

Learn more about the Foundation’s transformational year by looking through the 2014 Annual Report as we celebrate the impact the Les Turner ALS Foundation continues to make on the Chicagoland ALS community.


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