Awareness Month

What Inspires you to Spread ALS Awareness?

May is ALS Awareness Month. It all starts with you. Your passion and commitment to spreading the word brings us closer to a cure. Educating more people about the devastating impacts of ALS helps the Foundation provide more support and research funding to benefit people living with ALS and their loved ones. This May, you can help Freeze ALS and spread awareness by sharing with others why it’s important to you to find a cure!

Stay tuned for updates about ALS Awareness Month 2018.

Together, we can create awareness and Freeze ALS.

ALS Awareness Month Tools & Resources: 

Donate onlineRequest An Awareness Kit Participate in Tag Days Facebook Banner Photo

See How You Supported ALS Awareness Month 2017: 

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!

Support Tag Days: Lookout for ALS Awareness Advocates in yellow vests with donation jugs! Support communities around the Chicagoland area as they take to the streets to spread awareness about ALS and raise funds for research and patient care. Tag Days now also offers Cyber Drives, the online version that allows you donate without the hassle of pocket change.

*Stay tuned for our 2018 campaign* 

How to spread ALS Awareness all year:


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 over 40 years.


“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

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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.