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Sustainers for Hope

Change lives. Every month. Every day.

Sustainers for Hope is a passionate community of monthly donors dedicated to improving lives of those with ALS and their loved ones. People like you help us empower the ALS community as well as provide hope every day. Your monthly donation allows us to take a long-term, planned approach.

As a member of Sustainers for Hope, you'll stand with us, helping individuals and families cope with the daily struggles of ALS.

Become a Sustainer for Hope

Your Sustainers for Hope gift supports every aspect of our mission: ALS Education, Support, Care and Research.

Here are a few examples:

ALS Education

Your monthly gift helps support ALS Education such as our ALS Learning Series and interactive Q&As, which give the ALS community the latest insights into topics like telemedicine, respiratory care, nutrition, helping children cope with ALS in the family and more.

"I always learn something of value even if it is just to know that others also experience what I am feeling." ALS Learning Series participant and spouse of a person with ALS.

ALS Care

Your monthly gift helps provide respite care for someone living with ALS and their loved ones to help prevent caregiver burn-out.

 "As a caregiver for my mother, I know just how exhausting it can be. Your monthly gift provides me respite care, giving a much-needed break so I can take care of myself." — Julianne, whose mother is living with ALS

ALS Support

Your monthly gift helps fund ALS Support such as a registered nurse for a person with ALS.

"With each patient I visit I aim to be their best advocate and resource. I also tell them that I will provide information, but the decision is always theirs and I will support whatever they decide." Julie Stowell, RN

Your giving can also support our support groups, which can transform the lives of people with ALS and their families by providing support and connection.

"The Support Services Team is truly amazing. Everyone I have worked with is highly skilled, genuine, personable, and sincerely concerned about my well-being." — Frank Granata, who is living with ALS

ALS Research

Your monthly gift helps support innovative and translational scientific research to move us closer to a world free of ALS

"I am grateful to participate in a clinical trial at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic. Scientific advancements have made this possible, and your funding of innovative scientific research gives me hope for the future." — Leslie, who is living with ALS

"Why I Give"

"The Les Turner ALS Foundation was our family's lifeline during my husband's five year journey with ALS," says Mary Roemer, a member of the Sustainers for Hope. "The Foundation staff was there for us whenever we needed direction and resources, month after month. Because Dave often asked for ALS research updates, I enrolled in the Foundation's monthly giving program to honor his memory and help ensure the research and compassionate care continue for people living with ALS."

Member Exclusives

  • Rewards: Members will receive a thank you gift as a welcome to Sustainers for Hope.
  • Updates & Happenings: Members will receive news about upcoming events happening at the Foundation.
  • Support: Members will have direct access to the CEO, Laura Freveletti,  who can answer questions and share how monthly giving continues to make a difference.

To learn more contact Malia Huff  at 773-203-6220 or

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