Running For Those Who Can’t

From Utah to New Hampshire. Massachusetts to California. Ranging in age from 23 all the way up to 64. 23 individuals from across the United States joined our Les Turner ALS Foundation family on Sunday, October 7 to run the Bank …

Motivated by Music

An annual event for the Les Turner ALS Foundation is our ALS Walk for Life, held each fall for the past 17 years. As many Walkers know, the day holds a lot of meaning and tradition. A crowd favorite we’ve …

Meet our Researchers!

“The fight against ALS is a marathon, not a sprint. The goal of a disease-modifying treatment is still out of reach, but a deep commitment to basic science is the approach that can move the needle in a concrete way,” …

What Causes ALS? With Dr. Robert Kalb

Recently, Dr. Robert Kalb, Director of the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, sat down with the podcast “Breakthroughs” to discuss how the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine is at the forefront of discovering the cause and potential …

The Rhode to a Cure

When Jennifer Rhode, an avid outdoorswoman, first started noticing symptoms of muscle weakness, the 33 year old chalked it up to getting out of shape. After seeing multiple doctors, Jennifer was diagnosed with ALS at Mayo Clinic in July of …

Creating Memories

Kristin Rankin, PhD, of Palos Park, was a happily married mom to three energetic young daughters and on track to make tenure at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health. But everything changed when she was diagnosed, …

Running His Personal Best

In 2015, Julian Davis was a student at Saint Xavier University when he received the devastating news that his father, Samuel, had been diagnosed with ALS. Immediately, Julian began searching for a way to honor his father. As a student-athlete …

“They were right there when I needed them…”

For fifteen years, Darryl Carradine lived thinking he had Multiple Sclerosis. But something didn’t seem right. His symptoms kept getting worse and he wasn’t getting the help he needed. In a rare twist of fate, Darryl met the doctor who …

Making Life Easier Every Single Day

In 1986, the Foundation opened one of the country’s first multi-disciplinary ALS patient care centers, the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic. Today, it is an integral part of the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine and serves as a model …