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Gratitude Group

In the age of automated email acknowledgements and mass mailings, there’s nothing like receiving a handwritten note to brighten your day. Our Gratitude Group was formed to personally welcome and thank new donors. Each volunteer has a special connection to ALS and the desire to give back.

In their handwritten notes, Gratitude Group members often share personal stories about how the Les Turner ALS Foundation has helped them and their family members.

“My husband Dave was diagnosed with ALS in 2010 and passed away in 2015. I volunteer for this group because I am forever grateful for the Foundation and all that they did to help my family,” says Mary Roemer. “ALS is a family disease, and the Foundation knows the importance of patients and their families. If it hadn’t been for the guidance of the Foundation and our caregiver, we would have run out of gas on the road of life. Today, I can give back what was given to me, and a handwritten note is so meaningful and personal.”

Gratitude Group volunteers have a unique opportunity to welcome, thank, and share the important role that they play in the fight against ALS, while making a tremendous difference in our ALS community.

To learn more, contact Riley Kelly by email at or call 847.679.3311.


  • Beverly AbiAntoun
  • Linda Bishop
  • Joe Collins
  • Nicolette Cooke
  • Susan Footlik
  • Wendy Formanski
  • Kelly Goodman
  • Jeanine Helfand
  • Anne Houle
  • Holly Kahan
  • Chris McNally
  • Charlotte Norgaard
  • Tara Tsang
  • Lindsey Weiss
Gratitude Group member Frank Szumny writing letters.

Gratitude Group member Frank Szumny writing thank-you letters

Gratitude Group member Linda Bishop writing letters.

Gratitude Group member Linda Bishop writing letters

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