Awareness Month

How to Get Involved During ALS Awareness Month: 

Request An Awareness Kit

laptopALS Awareness Advocate: Be the face of the Foundation and the voice of people living with ALS. We will provide you Awareness Kits containing the necessary tools to engage your friends, family and peers. This role requires little time, minimal effort and no fundraising component, but makes a monumental impact on the ALS community.  Click here to learn more and contact to request your Awareness Kit today!

Join Tag Days: Volunteer a few hours of your time by joining an existing Tag Days Drive. Put on a yellow vest, grab a donation jug and take to the streets to spread awareness and raise funds for people living with ALS. Contact to join!

Cyber Tag Days: Participate in an online Tag Days Drive without the hassle of permitting or pocket change. Simply register your city, then we will send you a donation web link that you can email to your network and/or post on social media for contributions. Contact to join!

Make an impact on the ALS Community

May is national ALS Awareness Month! Your vital help in spreading ALS awareness brings us closer to Freezing ALS forever. Each of us has been affected by ALS in many different ways, but we can all be advocates for advancements in ALS research and patient care. Educating more people about the devastating effects of the disease helps the Foundation provide more support and research funding to bring us closer to a cure. As a Foundation supporter, you are already knowledgeable about the disease, so help us spread the word.

Together, we can create awareness and Freeze ALS.

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ALS Awareness Month Tools & Resources: 

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“Although I cannot conduct research in the labs at Northwestern Medicine or provide care at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic, what I CAN do, just like we ALL CAN, is spread awareness about ALS.”
— Cindy, Daughter of PALS

Did You Know

  • Every 90 minutes someone in the U.S is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes someone with ALS dies. That’s 112 people per week.
  • ALS is 100% fatal. There is no known cure for ALS and once diagnosed, patients typically live three to five years.
  • The Les Turner ALS Foundation has been Chicagoland’s number one supporter of people living with ALS for 40 years.


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Join us as we freeze ALS:

40 Years of Hope and Help

This year, the Foundation celebrates 40 years of providing hope and help to the ALS community. In addition to supporting those affected by the disease, we also support their loved ones who fight alongside them throughout their journey.

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Hope Through Caring

Each day we celebrate those courageously living with ALS and remembered those who lost their battle far too soon. This courage is shown in our Hope Through Caring video which showcases the many ways the Foundation supports those impacted by this disease.

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Freeze ALS

Through a partnership with Northwestern Medicine, watch the stories of 12 people who are either currently living with or have passed away from ALS which illustrates how the disease affects the body while the spirit remains the same.

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Hope and help for people with ALS.

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