Join "Champions for a Cure" as We Work to End ALS!
Friends & Family,
Please join my family as our team, “Champions for a Cure,” participates in the first “Virtual ALS Walk for Life and Facebook Live Event" on September 26, 2020. As a member of the Les Turner ALS Foundation Board of Directors, I believe strongly in the Les Turner ALS Foundation mission. The Les Turner ALS Foundation works to provide the best possible care to individuals and their families in the Chicagoland area living with ALS and believes that the funds raised will lead to a cure for ALS. Additionally, the Foundation funds one of the leading ALS clinics and labs in the country, the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, where doctors and researchers are working daily to treat ALS patients and to find a cure for ALS.
As many of you know, my first experience with ALS came in 2000, when a colleague and friend was diagnosed with ALS at only 39 years old. At that time, I knew very little about ALS. However, during my friend’s experience with ALS, I was shocked to learn how this progressive, terminal disease attacks the body leaving its victims paralyzed while usually leaving the patient’s mind intact.
In 2005, our family was first introduced to the Les Turner ALS Foundation and the ALS Walk for Life by a close friend, who lost her husband to ALS. Since that time, our family has continued to “Walk for Life” and to support the Les Turner ALS Foundation.
Over the past year, there have been many exciting advances in the fight to find a cure to stop ALS. However, we are NOT there yet. More needs to be done to rid our world of this horrific disease. Now is the time for a cure! Join me and let’s make a difference for people living with ALS!
Jodi and her family, Jon, Jenna & Jared
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