Faces of ALS: 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, …

Join the ALS Registry

In the next year alone, about 5,000 people in the U.S. may be diagnosed with #ALS. The National #ALSRegistry is connecting persons living with ALS with researchers who want to find the causes of the disease, help those diagnosed, and …

2017 ALS News You Can Use

This past Sunday, March 19, the Foundation hosted our annual educational meeting that covered the latest on ALS research and patient care from experts in the field. Over 40 people including staff and board members, people living with ALS and …

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. …