Telehealth – How We’re Adapting

The need to adapt to changing circumstances is not new to those with ALS. ALS requires constant attention and creativity to stay ahead of physical and emotional changes. As news continues to emerge about precautions against COVID-19, we are all …

A Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Living with ALS

Last week, Steve Gleason, former NFL player and person living with ALS, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, our nation’s highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. The medal seeks to honor those, “who have performed an achievement that has an …

Running With Your Heart

It’s estimated that less than 1% of the world’s population will run a marathon in their lifetime. That’s what makes finishing a marathon even more impressive for the 29 members of our Team Race for ALS who ran the Bank …

The Faces of our ALS Walk for Life

You are the Faces of ALS, the faces of our Les Turner ALS family who joined us last Sunday for our ALS Walk for Life. Over 7,000 of you came out to walk for hope, walk for help and walk …

Happy Birthday, Harvey Gaffen!

In 1976, Harvey Gaffen’s brother-in-law and best friend, Les Turner, was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 36. Les was a businessman in the Chicago area and married with three young boys. “Being brothers-in-law was secondary to being best friends. …

“Our family will never forget…”

This past May was ALS Awareness Month. Every year members of our Les Turner ALS family seize the opportunity to help raise awareness about the disease. Tag Day volunteers and ALS Awareness advocates spread the message of hope and help …