Cytokinetics Completes Enrollment in VITALITY-ALS

Thank you to all the ALS patients who have volunteered to participate in the Cytokinetics Phase III clinical trial of tirasemtiv in ALS at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern …

ALS Walk for Life Sponsor Announces New Collaboration

The Les Turner ALS Foundation is happy to share great news about one of our ALS Walk for Life event sponsors, Cytokinetics. The drug development company has finalized a deal to collaborate with global pharma company, Astellas to conduct further research …

National ALS Registry Updates

As proud partners of the National ALS Registry, Les Turner ALS Foundation Executive Director, Andrea Pauls Backman and Director of Patient Services, Judy Richman, attended the Annual Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Meeting in Atlanta this week. …

Every August Until A Cure

In August 2014, a viral phenomenon took over social media feeds across the globe with people accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Friends challenging friends, patients challenging celebrities and teenagers challenging grandparents to douse themselves with ice cold water while …

Racing for Awareness

Since Derek Hogg was diagnosed with ALS in 2013, he has become a staple at the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s Strike Out ALS 5k. Whether running, using his son’s stroller for support or peddling a special recumbent bike, Derek defines …