ALS runs in the family. Eileen, who was our spouse, sister, mother, cousin, aunt, or friend, recently lost her battle with ALS. This is our sixth year participating in the Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll because we believe in the work of the Les Turner ALS Foundation, we believe in providing the best possible care to Chicagoland area ALS patients and their families and we believe that the money we raise together will lead to finding the cure for ALS. Join us as we run towards more than a finish line, we run towards a CURE
Since 2010 the Strike Out ALS 5k, has attracted thousands of Chicago area runners and walkers and has raised over $300,000 for the Foundation. In 2016, the event had more than 450 participants that came together and raised over $50,000! The money we raise together goes toward helping people currently living with ALS (PALS) and their families through the Foundation’s Home and Community Service and grant programs. It also supports the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine where PALS are seen by a multi-disciplinary clinical staff at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic, ensuring no part of their disease goes unseen and untreated. The Center also supports three full functioning research laboratories, each on providing hope of a future without ALS.