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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Highlights from the 2015 Hope Through Caring Award Dinner

This year's dinner was a great success, filled with warmth and hope for the future. Nearly 500 attendees enjoyed the evening, celebrating the wildly successful career of our longtime leader, Wendy Abrams, and raising over $520,000!

Click here to see the short video highlighting the evening or here to see all photos from the event

Important News for Veterans with Service Connected ALS

On Feb 25, 2015,  the Department of Veterans Affairs issued an interim rule effective immediately that makes veterans with service connected ALS automatically eligible for financial assistance to purchase a handicap accessible vehicle or adapt a vehicle to make it handicap accessible. These new regulations mean that veterans with ALS have access to these critical benefits as soon as possible; they don't have to wait until their disease progresses. Learn more by following this link. 

Wendy Abrams Honored at Hope Through Caring Award Dinner

Executive Director Wendy Abrams was honored at the 28th Annual Hope Through Caring Award Dinner on Saturday, March 7 at the Ritz Carlton Chicago with the Hope Through Caring Award for her 35 years of tireless dedication and leadership to the Foundation and ALS Community. Watch the video made to honor Wendy and her accomplishments here.


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