November 2019 Events eNews

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How Will You Give Thanks?

As you think about ways you can give back this holiday season, consider supporting our Les Turner ALS family in one of the following ways: 

1) Donate at>>
It’s that simple. Your donation ensures we can continue to provide the best care, a local community of support and hope through scientific research for our Chicagoland ALS community.

2) Shop Using AmazonSmile>>
It might be a bit early to click the “buy now” button, but it’s never too early to select the Les Turner ALS Foundation as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile.

0.5% of all your eligible purchases will be donated to the Foundation. So bookmark this page on your preferred browser and support people living with ALS while you shop.

3) Spread the Word on Social Media>>
By following our Foundation social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you’re helping to spread the word!

Sharing, commenting, liking or retweeting any post means more people see it and awareness for ALS grows.


Introducing our 2020 Hope Through Caring Gala Honorees

Join us on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel to honor two extraordinary forces in our ALS community.

Matt Creen, a person living with ALS and one of the most dedicated members of our Les Turner ALS family, will receive the Hope Through Caring Award. Matt and his selfless and committed family and friends have held the annual Matt Creen Golf Invitational for the past six years, raising over $450,000 to help other families living with ALS.

We are excited to share that one of Matt’s many admirers, Steve Gleason, Former NFL Player and Founder of Team Gleason will present the award to Matt via a special video presentation.

And the Harvey and Bonny Gaffen Advancements in ALS Award will go to Ed Rapp, Chairman, Answer ALS Advisory Board. Ed’s career as President of Caterpillar Group was cut short when he was diagnosed with ALS in 2015. After his diagnosis, Ed harnessed his expertise to support ALS research through innovative approaches.

Plus, the entire evening will be emceed by Dina Bair, Anchor/Medical Reporter, WGN-TV. It’s a night you won’t want to miss! Purchase your tickets or become a table sponsor today>>



Join Team Race for ALS in the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

“It’s a lot of physical work, but it is 99% mental. Running for a cause you believe in makes the race that much more special! I chose to run for the Les Turner ALS Foundation because I see the positive impact they bring to help people living with ALS and their family,” shares Megan Flanagan, Team Race for ALS Alum.

Not only do you secure a guaranteed entry and free Chicago Endurance Sports training for the 2020 Chicago Marathon, but your fundraising commitment helps support people living with ALS and their families across Chicagoland in their journey with the disease.

And our Les Turner ALS Foundation staff support has you covered every step of the way. Secure your guaranteed entry today to lock in your lower fundraising commitment>>