Les Turner ALS Foundation

Les Turner ALS Foundation The Les Turner ALS Foundation is the leader in comprehensive ALS care in Chicagoland.

We're thrilled to share that grants are available to ease the financial burden for those living with ALS. These grants c...
01/08/2024

We're thrilled to share that grants are available to ease the financial burden for those living with ALS.

These grants can be used in a variety of ways. Janie used the Boughton Grant to install a wheelchair lift outside her home.

Let's spread the word and support each other through this journey.
Learn more at https://buff.ly/3tNWHE3

01/08/2024

We are excited to launch our ! Starting this month, webinars that fall on the second Thursday will be dedicated to EAP updates and discussions.

Please join us on Thursday, January 11th, at 5:00 pm EST (4:00 pm CST/2:00 pm PST) for a brief presentation and Q&A session about EAPs with guest host, Dr. Amy Tsou, from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). ALS ONE Les Turner ALS Foundation Muscular Dystrophy Association Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) The ALS Association ALS TDI EverythingALS

Register: https://partners.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JW9rQBhTRFW5uoUIDtJguw #/registration

Celebrating 4 decades of relentless dedication and groundbreaking strides in the fight against ALS! The Les Turner ALS F...
01/05/2024

Celebrating 4 decades of relentless dedication and groundbreaking strides in the fight against ALS!

The Les Turner ALS Foundation has been a beacon of hope since 1977, driving research, support, and awareness. Together, we're making a difference! 💙

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Click the link to learn more https://buff.ly/41IPXE1

ALS researchers around the United States look for answers to better understand ALS questions. Dr. Eva Feldman, a researc...
01/04/2024

ALS researchers around the United States look for answers to better understand ALS questions. Dr. Eva Feldman, a researcher at the University of Michigan says, “The National ALS Registry is crucial for our research to help identify potential environmental risk factors associated with ALS.”

Learn more about the and how it supports research at https://buff.ly/3TO9st4

01/04/2024

Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/WalkMay 18th, 2024 Donate! Join the race to fight ALS Please click the above link to access the 2023 Race Results.Join us for the 23rd annual Lew Blond Run on Saturday, May 18, 2024! 2023 Race Results Instructions Here are instructions for the day of the race! It's Race Day...

The place is here and the time is now. Your charitable contribution can provide necessary care and resources to those in...
12/31/2023

The place is here and the time is now.

Your charitable contribution can provide necessary care and resources to those in need this holiday season. From blood sample kits, to respite care, to transportation to and from the Lois Insolia ALS clinic.

Make a year-end donation now to the Les Turner ALS Foundation and help us provide our services and support to people living with ALS and their families.

Donate now.
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What an incredible year! From inspiring events to impactful fundraising, together we've made a difference in the fight a...
12/29/2023

What an incredible year!
From inspiring events to impactful fundraising, together we've made a difference in the fight against ALS. Thank you to our amazing community for your unwavering support.

Here's to more progress, hope, and unity in 2024! 🙌💙

As we approach the end of the year, make a heartfelt difference in the lives of people living with ALS and their familie...
12/26/2023

As we approach the end of the year, make a heartfelt difference in the lives of people living with ALS and their families. Make your gift now

Your donations impact the people who need it most. $100 will provide 4 hours of critical respite care for an ALS family, $500 covers an eight hour RN visit for a patient on a ventilator, and $1000 will cover the cost of a wheelchair ramp.

Thanks to the generosity of the Willow Springs Charitable Trust and an anonymous donor, now through December 31st we are matching each dollar donated up to $65,000. Donate now to take advantage and double your impact.

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Brian and Katy, driven by a deep desire to raise awareness, actively fundraise for the Les Turner ALS Foundation. From t...
12/22/2023

Brian and Katy, driven by a deep desire to raise awareness, actively fundraise for the Les Turner ALS Foundation.

From their work networks to their family and friends, Brian and Katy have been raising money for the Foundation because they want people to understand how devastating ALS is – and how much it means to have support.

This holiday season, join Brian, Katy, and countless others in making a tangible impact. Your gift to the Foundation brings light to families facing the challenges of this devastating disease.

https://buff.ly/3RoxKqm

Our Les Turner ALS Foundation's Young Professionals Group is a great way to meet other Chicagoland young professionals w...
12/21/2023

Our Les Turner ALS Foundation's Young Professionals Group is a great way to meet other Chicagoland young professionals with a common interest in finding a cure for ALS.

Many of our members have a personal connection to ALS, but we welcome anyone who is interested in making a difference.

The Young ProfessionALS Group meets on the second Thursday of each month. We meet to socialize, support and discuss new ways to raise awareness and assist those affected by ALS.

To get involved, contact Ryan McGarvey at [email protected]

If you want to make a gift this year that helps support our mission of support, care, and research for people and famili...
12/20/2023

If you want to make a gift this year that helps support our mission of support, care, and research for people and families living with ALS, there are several ways to donate, all of which are easy, quick, and secure.

We thank you for your generosity this holiday season. https://buff.ly/3v6LzCk

Becoming a caregiver for someone with ALS is likely something you never thought you would have to do, and your relations...
12/18/2023

Becoming a caregiver for someone with ALS is likely something you never thought you would have to do, and your relationship with your loved one is bound to change.

In this guide, you will find tips on how to handle changing relationship dynamics as well as information on ALS and physical intimacy.

https://buff.ly/3t5coqg

On Friday, we were pleased to meet with Rep. Judy Chu (D-California), Sen. Angus King (D-Maine), and Rep. Lloyd Doggett ...
12/18/2023

On Friday, we were pleased to meet with Rep. Judy Chu (D-California), Sen. Angus King (D-Maine), and Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) to discuss the Better Care Act, followed by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) today.

We appreciate their time and encourage everyone to support this vital bipartisan legislation. Learn more: https://buff.ly/48mml1v

On Thursday afternoon, we met with Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio), Rep. Tom Kean (R-New Jersey),  Rep. Aaron Bean (R-Flori...
12/15/2023

On Thursday afternoon, we met with Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio), Rep. Tom Kean (R-New Jersey), Rep. Aaron Bean (R-Florida), and Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) to discuss the Better Care Act. More to come!

We're grateful for their time and encourage everyone to support this vital bipartisan legislation. Learn more: https://buff.ly/48mml1v

Throughout his ALS journey, Brian receives vital care at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic and support from our support servic...
12/15/2023

Throughout his ALS journey, Brian receives vital care at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic and support from our support services coordinators here at the Foundation.

Brian works with Easton who has provided both Brian and Katy with much needed support and advice throughout their ALS journey.

The impact of your donation extends beyond medical care to grants, equipment loans, and a supportive community. As they navigate the changes brought by ALS, the Davis family, including three-year-old Ada and six-month-old Penny, find stability through your support.

This holiday season, be a force for positive change by contributing to ALS care and research.
https://buff.ly/3RoxKqm

This morning, we visited with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan), Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pennsylvania), Rep. John Rutherford...
12/14/2023

This morning, we visited with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan), Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pennsylvania), Rep. John Rutherford (R-Florida), and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-New York) to discuss the Better Care Act. More meetings to come!

We appreciate their time and encourage everyone to raise their voice in favor of this vital legislation. https://buff.ly/48mml1v

Didn't make it into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? Join Team Race for ALS and you’ll receive a guaranteed race en...
12/14/2023

Didn't make it into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon?
Join Team Race for ALS and you’ll receive a guaranteed race entry, fundraising tips and assistance, ability to join a training program and more!

You will also be supporting those living with ALS and their families!

Go to https://buff.ly/47NpQ0L for more information and to register for one of our limited spots!

There is still time to register for this month's ALS learning series titled, “Mental Health Needs & Supports for People ...
12/13/2023

There is still time to register for this month's ALS learning series titled, “Mental Health Needs & Supports for People Living with ALS and their Caregivers” In this presentation you will learn ways in which ALS affects mental health and the need for support and review recent research findings informing supportive interventions and tools, targeting support for the whole family.

Stay to the end of the presentation for a Q&A session.

Click the link to sign up today!
https://buff.ly/3QXDnfh
Global Neuro YCare

While no two people with ALS are alike or will progress the same way, there is a great deal of collective knowledge and ...
12/12/2023

While no two people with ALS are alike or will progress the same way, there is a great deal of collective knowledge and wisdom available from your ALS Care Team, people living with ALS, and caregivers.

Click the link to check out our expansive collection of resources. https://buff.ly/47XLsaH

Diagnosed with ALS last year at the age of 35, Brian Davis’ and his family’s life took an unexpected turn.Brian's first ...
12/08/2023

Diagnosed with ALS last year at the age of 35, Brian Davis’ and his family’s life took an unexpected turn.

Brian's first symptoms were speech problems, and getting diagnosed was complicated, however, today, he receives world-class care at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic, thanks to generous support like yours.

Brian and Katy are grateful for all the resources we offer including our library of informational webinars and our Young ProfessionALS Group meetings and events.

Click the link to donate now to bring comfort, hope, and strength to families like Brian, Katy, Ada, and their infant daughter, Penny.
https://buff.ly/3t8yEzo

Happy  !  Today, we're celebrating the Land of Lincoln and all the incredible communities that make our state truly spec...
12/07/2023

Happy !

Today, we're celebrating the Land of Lincoln and all the incredible communities that make our state truly special.

Here at the Les Turner ALS Foundation, we're proud to be local and serve the amazing people of the Chicagoland area.

Your support has been the driving force behind our mission to provide hope, help, and care to those affected by .

Together, we're making a difference in the lives of individuals and families.

Ready to make a difference in 2024? Participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Team Race for ALS to benefi...
12/07/2023

Ready to make a difference in 2024? Participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Team Race for ALS to benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation.

We have limited guaranteed entries to the event and would love to have you join us in making a difference to those living with ALS and their families.

Contact [email protected] or go to https://buff.ly/3RuxGqA for more details.

Are you interested in learning more about supports for mental health?  Sign up for our December ALS Learning Series with...
12/06/2023

Are you interested in learning more about supports for mental health? Sign up for our December ALS Learning Series with Dr. Melinda Kavanaugh, professor of social work at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She'll discuss not only the ways in which ALS can affect mental health, but also supports for the whole family, along with reviewing current research findings.

Sign up today and stick around until the end of the presentation for a Q&A.
https://buff.ly/3QXDnfh
Global Neuro YCare

We're excited to share groundbreaking insights from the research of Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis. His recent studies delve int...
12/05/2023

We're excited to share groundbreaking insights from the research of Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis. His recent studies delve into the cellular mechanisms of genetic ALS.

Dr. Kiskinis, an associate professor and member of the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, focused on familial ALS caused by the C9ORF72 gene and the SOD1 gene, shedding light on their respective molecular pathways.

In one study, the scientists made a special RNA "bait" to help with the C9ORF72 gene issue. This bait thing looks promising as a treatment. It stopped the harmful effects of certain molecules linked to the gene problem. Dr. Kiskinis is hopeful it could be a really helpful treatment.

Read the full article at the link below

A pair of recent studies from the laboratory of Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD, associate professor in the Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology’s Division of Neuromuscular Disease and of Neuroscience and a member of the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, have uncovered novel ... Read M...

In case you missed it, we created an updated gift guide for this year. Our support services team contributed these recom...
12/04/2023

In case you missed it, we created an updated gift guide for this year.

Our support services team contributed these recommendations from their experience providing resources and support to people living with ALS and their families.

https://buff.ly/46CqKMp

By signing up for the  , you can help create a better future for people with ALS.Learn all about the Registry:  https://...
12/01/2023

By signing up for the , you can help create a better future for people with ALS.

Learn all about the Registry: https://buff.ly/3F6qrOB

Caregivers often share a common experience; life has become so tumultuous that they often feel exhausted and overwhelmed...
11/30/2023

Caregivers often share a common experience; life has become so tumultuous that they often feel exhausted and overwhelmed, hungry for emotional comfort.

Together, with the guidance and encouragement of a devoted facilitator, caregivers can find the strength to persevere. And, by feeling heard and understood, caregivers become more equipped to face another day with new coping strategies.

If you or someone you know is looking for support click the link to find out more about our virtual support groups. https://buff.ly/3QXD83L

The ALS journey can be challenging and can affect the person living with ALS, their families, and their caregivers in di...
11/29/2023

The ALS journey can be challenging and can affect the person living with ALS, their families, and their caregivers in different ways. Join us for our December ALS Learning Series on mental health supports with Dr. Melinda Kavanaugh. Melinda, a professor of social work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will discuss ways in which ALS affects mental health and the need for support - for both the person living with ALS and their caregivers, including children.

Click the link to sign up and join us.
https://buff.ly/3QXDnfh

On this Giving Tuesday, you can give the gift of hope to families living with ALS by making a donation.Meet Brian Davis ...
11/28/2023

On this Giving Tuesday, you can give the gift of hope to families living with ALS by making a donation.

Meet Brian Davis and Katy McNeil, a couple whose lives took an unexpected turn when Brian was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 35. In the face of this challenging journey, support from the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and people like you, has become a beacon of light for their family.

Click the link to donate and follow along as we share their story this holiday season.

https://buff.ly/3sMltUL

The Les Turner ALS Foundation is Chicago’s leader in ALS research, support, patient care and education.

Join us in celebrating   tomorrow. Whether you choose to volunteer your time, create a fundraiser, or make a donation,  ...
11/27/2023

Join us in celebrating tomorrow. Whether you choose to volunteer your time, create a fundraiser, or make a donation, you can make a meaningful impact in the lives of those affected by .

Let's make a difference together.

Click the link to read more about our Foundation and how we help people living with ALS and their families.
https://buff.ly/3T0xsIR

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To people living with ALS and those who love them, we are experts leading the fight against ALS. Unlike national ALS organizations, we provide individualized care, local community support and hope through scientific research, so you feel comforted, confident and loved every step of the way.