Les Turner ALS Foundation
History and Mission
The story of the Les Turner ALS Foundation begins with one man’s ALS diagnosis in 1976. Les Turner, a Chicago area businessman, husband and father, was frustrated by the lack of local resources available to manage the devastating effects of his diagnosis. His family and friends supported his desire to provide support to others affected by the disease with the resources and hope for a cure unavailable to him. In doing so, they inspired his legacy.
For over forty years, the Les Turner ALS Foundation has been Chicagoland’s leader in research, patient care and education about ALS.
The mission of the Les Turner ALS Foundation:
To provide the most comprehensive care and support to people living with ALS and their families so they can confidently navigate the disease, and advance scientific research for the prevention, treatment and cure of ALS.
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