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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Northwestern - Research Breakthrough

The first animal model for ALS dementia, has been developed by Northwestern Medicine® scientists. The advance will allow researchers to directly see the brains of living mice, under anesthesia, at the microscopic level. This will allow direct monitoring of test drugs to determine if they work.

Learn more about Dr. Teepu Siddique's research...

8th Annual Holla for ALS Casino Night

Join the Les Turner ALS Foundation's Young ProfessionALS Group for this incredibly fun casino themed evening, as they raise funds and awareness for ALS.

Friday, October 10
Swissotel Chicago

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