Mechanisms Discovered Behind C9orf72 ALS Mutation

Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD, of our Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, alongside fellow Northwestern Medicine scientists, recently discovered the mechanisms and consequences behind ALS defect gene C9orf72. “A DNA mutation in a gene known as C9orf72 is responsible for …

February 2020 Events eNews

NCAA Bracket Challenge for Charity March Madness will be here before you know it! Join our NCAA Bracket Challenge for Charity hosted by our Young ProfessionALS Group. You can win bragging rights and prizes, all in support of people living …

February 2020 Foundation eNews

FDA Approves First Platform Trial Treatments The Food & Drug Administration recently approved the first three experimental treatments for the HEALEY ALS Platform Trial. Our Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine is one …

Cytokinetics Communication Fellowship Grant

Cytokinetics, the late-stage biopharmaceutical company, recently announced the recipients for its’ second annual Communications Fellowship Grants. We are excited to share the Les Turner ALS Foundation is one of the five grant recipients this year! A total of $100,000, $20,000 …

A Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Living with ALS

Last week, Steve Gleason, former NFL player and person living with ALS, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, our nation’s highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. The medal seeks to honor those, “who have performed an achievement that has an …

January 2020 Events eNews

Honoring Two Remarkable People Living with ALS At our upcoming Hope Through Caring Gala on Saturday, February 22, we’ll honor two extraordinary individuals living with ALS. Ed Rapp’s career as Group President at Caterpillar Inc was cut short when he …

January 2020 Foundation eNews

We did it! Thanks to the generosity of individual donors just like you, we raised OVER $50,000 to officially meet our end of year match challenge. Thank you to all who donated to support our Les Turner ALS family, especially …

Memories: 2019

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