Les Turner ALS Foundation

Our Impact

For over forty years, the Les Turner ALS Foundation has been Chicagoland’s leader in ALS research, patient care and education and awareness. As one of the country’s first ALS organizations, we are proud to say we remain one of the nation’s largest, local independent ALS organizations. Our impact is felt locally, serving the vast majority of people in the Chicagoland area living with ALS, and is recognized worldwide through the leading-edge research and clinical care being done at the Les Turner ALS Center.

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Our Annual Impact


Number of visits by Patient and Family Advocates to people with ALS (PALS)


Number of PALS visits at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic


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Number of families receiving financial assistance

Locations of Patients We Serve
$64 Million Raised Since 1977Every 90 minutes some is diagnosed and dies from ALS
In the U.S., someone is diagnosed with ALS every 90 minutes and every 90 minutes someone with ALS dies

The Foundation’s mission supports:

Support Services

Patient Services

The Les Turner ALS Foundation patient services programs help patients and their loved ones cope with the day-to-day difficulties of living with a chronic disease.

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Research & Patient Center

ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine

The Center brings together all ALS disciplines under one umbrella, enabling enhanced collaborations between researchers and clinicians to provide a full spectrum of treatment to ALS patients while facilitating the development of new therapies for ALS.

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Events, Education & Awareness

Events, Education & Awareness

Local focus—Global reach. Events in various neighborhoods support ALS families in Chicago and beyond.

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Hope and help for people with ALS.

Your contribution helps support the vast majority of the Chicagoland ALS population.