Les Turner ALS Foundation

Young ProfessionALS Group

Fun with a cause! Our Young ProfessionALS Group (YPG) is a great way to meet other young professionals with a common interest in finding a cure for ALS. Many of our members have a personal connection to ALS, but we welcome anyone who is interested in making a difference!

Learn more about the various ways you can get involved with YPG, here.

Since joining forces with the Foundation in 2013, this group of young professional has raised over $75,000 for research and clinical care.

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Susan Hackney – YPG President
Clinical Social Worker at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
YPG Member since 2006

Janene Ingram – YPG Founder, Holla for ALS Casino Night Chair
Senior Sales Representative at Cigna Group Insurance
YPG Member since 2006

Megan Gaffney – YPG Volunteer Coordinator
Account Manager at Meeting Tomorrow
YPG Member since 2012

Shannon (Persha) Beeby
Project Manager Workplace Systems
YPG Member since 2012

Alyssa Feulner
Les Turner ALS Foundation Staff Liaison
YPG Member since 2015

David Gaffney
Merchandise Coordinator at Snap36
YPG Member since 2012

Jessica Fricke Garro
Associate at Kozacky Weitzel McGrath P.C.
YPG Member since 2014

Zak Herman
Real Estate Agent @properties
YPG Member since 2011

Ryan Komlertkul
Division Commercial Manager at Shaw Industries
YPG Member since 2012

Courtney Persha-Moon
Product Marketing Manager at U.S. Cellular
YPG Member since 2012

Sarvesh Soi
Vice President at Northern Trust Global Investments
YPG Member since 2012

 

The Foundation’s mission supports:

Support Services

Support Services

Full spectrum patient care, including the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic, Home and Community Services, an augmentative communications and medical equipment program, respite grants, support group meetings and much more.

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Research & Patient Center

Research & Patient Center

Three labs dedicated solely to groundbreaking ALS research at the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine.

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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 the vast majority of the Chicagoland ALS population.