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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.


2021 Hope Through Caring Gala
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Virtual Event
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Leadership Sponsor

Joan and Paul Rubschlager


Benefactor Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors

Robin Fern

Bonny and Harvey Gaffen

Jodi and Jonathan Harris

Melissa and Ken Hoffman

Dimitri Krainc, MD/PhD,
The Ken & Ruth Kavee Department of Neurology

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