Les Turner ALS Events

Tag Days

May is ALS Awareness Month — and part of that awareness is achieved through the  Les Turner ALS Foundation Tag Days drives. During the month of May, thousands of volunteers take to the streets — standing at intersections, shopping malls and train stations in yellow vests to collect donations from passersby and raise awareness. Since 1997, Tag Days drives have raised nearly $1.7 million to support the Les Turner ALS Foundation! The genius of Tag Days is that it requires little more than a yellow vest, a can for donations and two hours or more from a willing volunteer. It may not seem like much, but it all adds up making a big difference!

2017 Tag Days

How to Get Involved:

Be a Tag Days Captain: If you are looking for a way to engage your community and partake in a vital movement towards a cure for ALS, become a Tag Days Captain! We are seeking energetic leaders to spread ALS awareness and motivate others to contribute to our mission.

Join an existing Tag Days team: Choose a city with an existing Tag Days Drive (see list below), put on a yellow vest, grab a donation can and help take to the streets to spread awareness.

NEW! Cyber Tag Days Drive: Lead an online Tag Days Drive! This is a simple, new virtual form of Tag Days without the hassle of permitting or collection of pocket change. Once you register your Drive with the Foundation, you simply send an email or post on social media about your Cyber Drive and ask your network make a contribution.

Tag Days Drives:
Barrington (Friday, May 5- Sunday, May 7)
Flossmoor (Saturday, May 6)
Lake Forest (Friday, May 12- Saturday, May 13)
Tinley Park (Saturday, May 13)
Elgin (Saturday, May 13- Sunday, 14)
Mt. Prospect (Friday, May 19- Saturday, May 20)
Chicago-East Side (Saturday, May 20)
Chicago-Edgebrook/Sauganash (Saturday, May 20- Sunday, 21)
Lincoln Park (Saturday, May 20- Sunday, 21)
Glenview (Friday, May 26-Saturday, 27)

*All physical Tag Days drives listed above automatically have a Cyber Tag Days drive*


Contact events@lesturnerals.org or call 847 679 3311 to participate in Tag Days

For every dollar donated, 88 cents is directly used to fund research, patient services and educational programs.
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Ways to Support the Mission:



Serve as a volunteer at either a special event or on an ongoing basis. We are always looking for new faces 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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Be an Advocate

Walk for Life

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

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Ways to Donate

Calendar Of Events

The connection, inspiration and dedication at our events creates an overwhelming community atmosphere. Whether running, shopping, singing or walking we have just the event for you to attend. See you during event season!

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Hope and help for people with ALS.

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