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Walter Boughton Foundation Patient and Family Services Grant Program

Walter Boughton lost his battle with ALS in 1993. In his memory, friends of Walter created a foundation in his name to raise funds to be donated to various ALS organizations, including the Les Turner ALS Foundation. The original Walter Boughton Foundation raised money and paid tribute to Walter through an annual golf outing until 2003.

More than 20 years after Walter’s death, his teenage granddaughters, Kathryn and Lauren, re-launched the Foundation, sending solicitation letters to friends, family and longtime customers of their grandfather’s former company. In addition, the Walter Boughton Foundation partners with Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Bristol, Illinois, to host the annual Wally Boughton Open every September. Since reviving the Foundation, Lauren and Katheryn have raised more than $175,000 for the Les Turner ALS Foundation.

As a testament to their long-term commitment to the Les Turner ALS Foundation, Kathryn and Lauren have established the Walter Boughton Foundation Patient and Family Services Grant Program, in honor of their grandfather’s legacy. This program offers financial awards to people with ALS to help defray the cost of equipment, home modifications and other related items. Grants are awarded annually based on need.

For more information, to apply or for eligibility requirements on any of these programs, contact Judy Richman, Director of Patient Services or call 847 679 3311

Pictured: Kathryn and Lauren Maly

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