October 2023 Foundation eNews

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Casino Night 22

Roll the Dice for a Great Cause!

Dive into an evening of thrills at the 17th Annual All In For ALS Casino Night this Saturday, Nov. 4, from 7-11 p.m. at the East Bank Club in Chicago, hosted by our Young ProfessionALS group.

Experience the fun of live blackjack, craps, and roulette while championing the Les Turner ALS Foundation—the leader of comprehensive ALS care in Chicagoland. Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere featuring lively auction bidding, delectable appetizers, and unforgettable moments captured at the photo area.

ALS knows no boundaries, and neither does a community determined to support people living with ALS and their families. We’re excited to announce the beginning of a project to bring many of our acclaimed online resources to Spanish-speakers in Chicagoland and beyond.

The first two resources are our Guía de ELA y La Respiración (ALS + Breathing Guide), offering crucial information on managing ALS symptoms and optimizing respiratory health, and ¿Qué es la ELA? (What is ALS?), our most-visited page.

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Unraveling Neurodegenerative Mysteries at the Les Turner Symposium on ALS

Discover the forefront of ALS research at the upcoming Les Turner Symposium on ALS, featuring speakers such as Daryl A. Bosco, PhD, a distinguished professor of neurology at UMass Chan Medical School.

With a career rooted in unraveling neurodegenerative mysteries, Dr. Bosco will delve into how neuronal stress and brain trauma contribute to ALS pathogenesis. Armed with a PhD in bio-organic chemistry and an extensive research background, Dr. Bosco brings unique insights into the mechanisms underlying ALS and related disorders.

Gain a deeper understanding of ALS triggers, the profound impact of stress on neuron death, and much more at this year’s Symposium on Monday, Nov. 6, in-person and online.

Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of cutting-edge research and share insights on how to fight this devastating disease.


Looking Back on a Year of Milestones

In 2022, the Les Turner ALS Foundation reached a milestone: 45 years of service to the ALS community. Over that time, it has grown from a project launched by one man’s family and friends in the wake of his ALS diagnosis to a place where tens of thousands of people and families find support, comfort, and purpose following a diagnosis of their own.

Our 2022 Annual Report describes the people and events that brought momentous new advances in ALS care and research, from new treatments to slow the progression of the disease to the spirit of collaboration and determination that turned individual moments into momentum for an entire community. The report also showcases the generous people whose time and donations make our work possible.

We are committed to accountability and transparency in our financial reporting, and proud to share the efficiency and care with which we use donor funds to make a difference for people living with ALS and their loved ones.

Read the report, and thank you for being part of this community.

Join Us for the Annual Celebration of Life

On Saturday, November 18, we invite you to join us for a meaningful event that honors the memory of those we have lost to ALS. Led by Support Group Facilitator Anne Lidsky, PhD, this annual Celebration of Life will be a touching tribute.
Event Details:
Date: Saturday, Nov. 18
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Online via Facebook Watch (Recording available for later viewing)
During the memorial, photos of loved ones who have passed in the last year will be featured. Cantor Adam Kahan will provide beautiful music to accompany the memorial.