Awareness Month

What is ALS Awareness Month?

ALS Awareness Month, recognized nationally each May, is an opportunity to share information with your community about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease, and the unmatched work of the Les Turner ALS Foundation. We invite you, your passion and commitment to a cure, to join us as we spread the message of hope and help for people living with ALS.

Above all, ALS Awareness Month is a way for community members to rally around people living with ALS and their families and spread awareness.

Did You Know?

  • The lifetime risk of developing ALS is just 1 in 300.
  • 90-95% of ALS cases are sporadic, meaning there is no family history of the disease.

"Although I cannot conduct research in the labs at Northwestern Medicine or provide care at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic, what I CAN do, just like we ALL CAN, is spread awareness about ALS."
-- Cindy, daughter of person living with ALS

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Donate to Awareness Month

How to spread ALS Awareness all year:

  • Invite friends and family to attend Foundation events
  • Host your own fundraiser with Fundraise Your Way
  • Engage with us on social media! Share, comment, like, retweet and favorite Foundation posts on social media



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