Hope Through Caring Gala
Every Spring, the Foundation hosts the Hope Through Caring Gala. The annual event celebrates the work of the Les Turner ALS Foundation, Chicagoland’s leader in comprehensive ALS care, and honors two incredible individuals for their significant contributions to the Foundation and the greater ALS community.
The Hope Through Caring Award was established in 1988 to honor those whose extraordinary commitment to the fight against ALS has helped raise funds for research and clinical care, provide services for people living with ALS and their families and increase public awareness.
The Harvey and Bonny Gaffen Advancements in ALS Award, first awarded in 2019 and named after two of our founders to honor their decades of commitment towards seeing a world free of ALS, recognizes a significant individual advancement or a body of work dedicated to further ALS research, treatment or clinical care.
Left: Ed Rapp, 2020 Harvey and Bonny Gaffen Advancements in ALS Award honoree
Right: Matt Creen, 2020 Hope Through Caring Award recipient
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