Les Turner ALS Events

Open Water Swim for ALS

Swim for ALS

As one of the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s signature events, the open water swim is changing the face of fundraising. The Open Water Swim for ALS is one of the few timed, open water swimming events available in beautiful Lake Michigan and money raised from this event support patient care and support services and world-class ALS research at the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine.

Thank you swimmers for participating in the 2016 Open Water Swim for ALS this summer! Nearly 90 swimmers took the plunge and swam towards a cure for this disease. Take a look back at photos and results from this year’s swim. Stay tuned for additional event-day photos.

If you have questions about the Open Water Swim for ALS, please contact the Foundation at info@lesturnerals.org or call 847 679 3311

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Open Water Swim for ALS

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Serve as a volunteer at either a special event or on an ongoing basis. We are always looking for faces new and old to join us in the fight against ALS. If you’re willing to help, there’s a job for you! The rewards are well worth a few hours of effort.

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Walk for Life

The ALS Walk For Life is one of the world’s largest ALS gatherings with thousands gathering each year. It has raised over $10 million to support patient care to nearly 90% of the Chicagoland ALS population.

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Calendar Of Events

Throughout the year, a variety of events raise awareness and funds for ALS on an annual basis. Whether running, shopping, singing or walking we have just the event for you to attend. See you during event season!

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Your contribution helps support the vast majority of the Chicagoland ALS population.