Les Turner ALS Foundation Celebrates 40

Executive Director - Andrea Pauls Backman

Illinois Community

It was 40 years ago that the Les Turner ALS Foundation was officially established. When Les Turner, a Glenview businessman, husband and father, was diagnosed with ALS in 1976 at the young age of 36, he and his family found very little in the way of hope or help. Today the Foundation has helped thousands and thousands of families and funded over $50 million to Northwestern to support ALS research and clinical care. Because of the hard work and vision of the founders, people diagnosed with ALS in the Chicagoland area now have all the resources needed along the journey of ALS. Some of the upcoming activities and events will be of interest to viewers. May is National ALS Awareness Month, and as always, volunteers with the Les Turner ALS Foundation, will be raising awareness and funds through community Tag Days drives. And in July, the Foundation will host the Strike Out ALS 5K Run and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll at Guaranteed Rate.

For more information visit http://www.lesturnerals.org