July 2021 Foundation eNews

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StrikeOut 5K and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll is back, register today!

We are exicted to all be back together in-person for our Summer signature event on Thursday, July 22, at Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Chicago White Sox! The race begins at the iconic home plate of the old Comiskey Park and finishes with a lap around the warning track of the ballpark.

If you can’t make it out in person, or prefer to participate from the comfort of your own home or community, we also have a virtual option so you’re not missing out.

**Volunteers are also needed, so if you or someone you know are interested, please reach out and email events@lesturnerals.org. We’d love to hear from you!**

Register today for our StrikeOut 5K and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll!>>

 

ALS Walk for Life Registration is open!

One of the biggest ALS gatherings in the entire country, our ALS Walk for Life, is returning to Chicago’s lakefront on Saturday, September 18, for its 20th anniversary! Our signature event features a beautiful two-mile stroll along the lakefront and finishes off through historic Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears.

Registration is now open, so start forming your team in support or memory of people with ALS, to celebrate and honor their lives.

Please join us in recognizing this year’s sponsors; 303, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Amylyx, Control Bionics, EHLS/Lifeway Mobility, First Bank Chicago, A Division of First Bank of Highland Park, Hill-Rom, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, National Seating & Mobility, Numotion, Prism Health Care Services, and ResMed and our television media partner ABC7 and radio media partners 93.9 LITE FM, Rock 95, WVAZ & Inspiration 1390. Register yourself or your team for the 2021 ALS Walk for Life>>

 

Join our July ALS Learning Series Webinar: Nutrition Optimization in Patients with ALS

We all know the importance of good nutrition in ALS. However, each person may experience their own unique set of challenges that may change over time when it comes to achieving adequate nutrition and maintaining their weight.

The July ALS Learning Series program – Thursday, July 29 at 12 p.m. CDT – led by Brittany Hitson, MS, RD, LDN (pictured left), Northwestern Medicine, Prentice Women’s Hospital, Clinical Nutrition and Dominique Kosk, MPH, RD, LDN, CNSC (pictured right), Clinical Nutrition Services, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, will help you better understand how ALS impacts nutrition.

This webinar will discuss various ways to maintain good nutrition through the foods you consume, the way you prepare your meals, how you stay hydrated and the additional support you may need when you are unable to eat enough to meet your body’s needs.

Register here for the July ALS Learning Series program>>