Upcoming ALS Education Events

We believe progress is achieved by working together. That’s why we host a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year, increasing awareness and education of ALS locally and nationwide. Coming up towards the end of the year, we are offering …

$3.1 Million NIA Grant for ALS Drug Therapies

Hande Ozdinler, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a faculty member at our Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, was awarded a $3.1 million grant, over five years, from the National Institute …

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 5-Year Anniversary

Summer of 2019 marks the fifth anniversary of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This viral phenomenon encouraged people to dump buckets of ice over themselves and donate to an ALS organization. The Ice Bucket Challenge raised a tremendous amount of …

Happy Birthday, Harvey Gaffen!

In 1976, Harvey Gaffen’s brother-in-law and best friend, Les Turner, was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 36. Les was a businessman in the Chicago area and married with three young boys. “Being brothers-in-law was secondary to being best friends. …