A Message from Our Sentators

We thank our Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth for their support of our annual ALS Walk for Life on Saturday, September 16 at Soldier Field. We commend their efforts in advocating for ALS research and patient care. Learn …

ALS Walk for Life Sponsor Announces New Collaboration

The Les Turner ALS Foundation is happy to share great news about one of our ALS Walk for Life event sponsors, Cytokinetics. The drug development company has finalized a deal to collaborate with global pharma company, Astellas to conduct further research …

National ALS Registry Updates

As proud partners of the National ALS Registry, Les Turner ALS Foundation Executive Director, Andrea Pauls Backman and Director of Patient Services, Judy Richman, attended the Annual Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Meeting in Atlanta this week. …

Personalize Your Care Act

Take action and urge your Representative to support the Personalize Your Care Act (PYCA)! This act was introduced by Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) in the US House of Representatives to increase accessibility to and public awareness …

ALS Drug Development Guidance Available for Comment

Make Your Voice Heard We are happy to announce that the first draft of the community-driven FDA Guidance on ALS drug development is available for your review and comment. In our April e-newsletter, we shared the exciting news that the …

International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations Update

The International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations has recently revised the guideline on the fundamental rights of people living with ALS/MND. These rights for people living with ALS/MND have been created to represent ideal conditions for those living with the disease …