Les Turner ALS Foundation

About the Foundation

The Les Turner ALS Foundation, founded in 1977, is Chicago’s leader in research, patient care and education about ALS, serving nearly 90 percent of people with ALS (PALS) in the area, offering hope and help when it’s needed most. The Foundation’s full spectrum patient service programs include in-home consultations, support groups, equipment loans and educational programs. The Foundation offers hope for a future without ALS by supporting the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine, bringing together three research laboratories and a multidisciplinary patient clinic under one umbrella.

The Les Turner ALS Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest, independent ALS organizations.

In our nearly 40 years of operation, we have raised $64 million to fight ALS. Through our collaborative research and symposiums for healthcare professionals, we reach the ALS community worldwide and are one of the founding members of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations.

To learn more about the history of the Les Turner ALS Foundation and our fight against ALS, please visit the history and mission page.

88 cents of every dollar you donate directly funds programming.

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The Foundation’s mission supports:

Support Services

Patient Services

The Les Turner ALS Foundation patient services programs help patients and their loved ones cope with the day-to-day difficulties of living with a chronic disease.

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Research & Patient Center

Research & Patient Center

The Center brings together all ALS disciplines under one umbrella, enabling enhanced collaborations between researchers and clinicians to provide a full spectrum of treatment to ALS patients while facilitating the development of new therapies for ALS.

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Events, Education & Awareness

Events, Education & Awareness

Local focus—Global reach. Events in various neighborhoods support ALS families in Chicago and beyond.

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Hope and help for people with ALS.

Your contribution helps support nearly 90% of the Chicagoland ALS population.