The Les Turner ALS Foundation, a 30+ year philanthropic partner of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, held its annual “Hope Through Caring” Gala on February 25 at the Loews Hotel Chicago. This year’s sold-out event of over 500 people raised nearly $700,000 to support the Foundation’s mission to fund and advance scientific research in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and provide care for those who suffer from ALS, their families, and their caregivers.
The Foundation is named for Les Turner, who was diagnosed with ALS in 1976, an era when little was understood about the disease and patient resources were nearly nonexistent. In 1977, Mr. Turner, along with close family and friends, formed the Foundation, proclaiming that no one should have to go through ALS alone.
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