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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.

This year we are excited to announce the Hope Through Caring Award will be given to Lisa F. Wolfe, MD, of Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Wolfe is a world-renowned pulmonologist at our Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center who has built one of most respected neuromuscular pulmonary programs in the country.

In addition, the Harvey and Bonny Gaffen Advancements in ALS Award will be given to the co-founders of Amylyx Pharmaceuticals, Joshua Cohen and Justin Klee, for their unwavering commitment to the ALS community which began when they were undergraduates at Brown University.

2022 Hope Through Caring Gala
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Visit to make a donation and for more information.

Please contact Kim Kempf at or 847-745-6024 for more information.

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