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Go All in for ALS this Friday Night

A 3 day, 2 night stay at a charming cottage nestled in the Indiana Dunes could be yours! This magical getaway is just one of the silent auction prizes offered at our Young ProfessionALS Group’s Virtual ALL in for ALS Casino Night this Friday, November 13.

A mere hour from Chicago and only 3 blocks from Lake Michigan, the cottage sits on 2/3 acres and includes a gazebo and firepit for you to enjoy at any time of year.

Place your bets at the Blackjack, Roulette and Craps tables, all in support of people living with ALS. Get your tickets today for Casino Night>>


How to Give Thanks

As you begin to think about ways you can give this holiday season, here are two simple ways you can support our Les Turner ALS family in the process:

1) Purchase Foundation Merchandise>>
Cozy up this fall and winter in our new quarter-zip Foundation sweatshirt! Sweatshirts not your style? Explore our merchandise page to find Foundation-branded goods for everyone on your list.

2) Shop Online Using AmazonSmile>>
Use AmazonSmile as you shop for your friends, family and even yourself! By selecting the Les Turner ALS Foundation as your charity of choice, 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!


Join the World’s Longest Turkey Trot

Years ago, ultra-marathoner Alfredo Perro said to his friend Scott Kummer that he wanted to run one last 100-mile race before the end of the year. Scott and Alfredo decided to simply run from the Chicago Bean to the city of Milwaukee for a roughly 100-mile turkey trot on Black Friday. They called it the “World’s Longest Turkey Trot.”

Soon after, Alfredo was diagnosed with ALS and lost his battle with the disease in November of 2015. Every year, runners have carried on Alfredo’s tradition in his honor.

This year, the Turkey Trot will be virtual and organizers are calling on all runners to join!

From November 26-29, participants will run as many miles as possible while raising awareness and money for ALS. Sign up to run in the “World’s Longest Turkey Trot” here>>