What Comprehensive Care Means to Us

During a typical visit to the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, people living with ALS meet with several members of their care team. From neurologists and genetic counselors to occupational therapists and dieticians, our clinicians at the Lois …

A Vision for our Future

Here’s the story of another year of extraordinary fundraising, passionate advocacy and, as always, hope for a cure. It’s the story of a group of individuals that are constantly looking to the future, ensuring we are here for every person …

Thankful for Our Les Turner Family

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the things we’re grateful for. Most of the time, it’s the simple things we appreciate the most, like a nice warm meal with our …

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, …