February 2020 Events eNews

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NCAA Bracket Challenge for Charity

March Madness will be here before you know it! Join our NCAA Bracket Challenge for Charity hosted by our Young ProfessionALS Group.

You can win bragging rights and prizes, all in support of people living with ALS throughout Chicagoland.

$25 for one bracket and $15 for each additional (three bracket maximum) is all it takes to join the competition.

Plus your bracket purchase is your entry ticket to the Kickoff Party, complete with food and drink specials, at The Scout Waterhouse + Kitchen (1302 S. Wabash Ave.) on Wednesday, March 11 from 6 – 9 pm.

The deadline to purchase brackets and make your picks is Thursday, March 19 at 9:59am. Purchase your bracket(s) today>>


ALS March of Faces

Our March of Faces banners are pictorial displays of the brave people – both here and gone – with ALS. It’s free of cost to you and a great way to honor and remember those we love. We print one banner each year and the banners are hung at special events, like our ALS Walk for Life.

“The Les Turner ALS Foundation was instrumental in helping my family feel comfortable and supported when my grandma was diagnosed with ALS and throughout her care,” shares Molly Cruitt.

“Seeing her on the March of Faces banner reminds us that though she’s gone, her spirit and memory lives on with us.”

Even if you already have a loved one on a banner, you are welcome to submit their information again for this year’s banner! Be a part of our March of Faces Banner>>


Partners Who Make it All Possible

NuMotion, a wheelchair and mobility equipment company, recently stopped by our Foundation office as part of its nationwide Day of Service.

The team worked alongside Julie Stowell, RN, of our Support Services Team, to ensure all the items in our equipment loan closet are in tip-top shape for our Les Turner ALS family.

We maintain an inventory of new and donated equipment and communication devices. This equipment is used for needs not covered by insurance, families awaiting insurance approval or those who would otherwise be unable to obtain the equipment and/or devices.

Thank you to NuMotion for helping us ensure our equipment is in the best shape for our families! Learn more about items we accept for our loan bank for communication and medical equipment>>