April 2022 Events eNews

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The Hope Through Caring Gala is Almost Here!

That’s right, our annual Hope Through Caring Gala is just over a month away. If you’re just as excited as we are, purchase your tickets now! We have plenty of ticket options for anyone looking to be a part of this memorable evening. Whether you’re looking to attend in-person, or you’re outside the Chicagoland area, there’s a spot for you.

If you are a person living with ALS, it’s our pleasure to offer two complimentary tickets for you and a guest to enjoy a beautiful evening, either in-person or virtual, made even more special by your presence!

Join us to celebrate three extraordinary people doing herculean work to advance treatments for ALS on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Purchase your ticket(s), donate, or become a table sponsor at the link below. If you would like more information about the event, please email Kim Kempf at kkempf@lesturnerals.org or call 847-745-6024. See you on May 21st for a night you won’t forget!




Roll Call – Join Team Race for ALS before Spots are Filled!

Participants from far and wide are getting ready for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and have chosen the Les Turner ALS Foundation as their charity. There are only a few spots left to run for Team Race for ALS, but you need to sign up now! From single participants to teams, our Team Race for ALS members are lacing up their running shoes for the big day.

By joining Team Race for ALS, you not only join a community sharing a common goal, but you become an advocate for the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Visit raceforals.org to see what we have to offer when joining Team Race for ALS!

Contact Kim Kempf at kkempf@lesturnerals.org for more information about how to obtain one of the limited spots still available.


Represent Your Community; it’s Time for Tag Days! 

With ALS Awareness Month right around the corner, we’re looking for energetic leaders to motivate others to contribute to our mission. Since 1997, our Tag Days’ drives have raised over $2 million to support people living with ALS and has continued to raise vital awareness about the disease.

Join us to increase awareness by raising funds to support all those affected by ALS. Engage with your community today and become a Tag Days captain by hosting an in-person or virtual drive. You can ask a local business to set up your spot in front of their store, create a Facebook Fundraiser for your neighborhood, or donate to the general Tag Days fundraising campaign.

Help us support families and those living with ALS in our Chicagoland community!



Our Signature Summer Event is Back on July 21!

Mark your calendars – Thursday, July 21 our signature summer event, Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll is back, and we can’t wait to see you at Guaranteed Rate Field! Both the 5k and 1 Mile races will start at the iconic home plate of Comiskey Park and finish with a victory lap around the warning track of the ballpark.

We offer all participants at any skill level the opportunity to compete for those who can’t, either in-person or virtually from your own community. If you participate virtually, don’t forget to send us your pictures and/or race time at events@lesturnerals.org; we’d love to see them!

Registration opens soon so be on the lookout for an update from us! If you have any questions about registration or event day logistics, you can reach out to Kim Kempf at kkempf@lesturnerals.org.