Our team is participating in the 2018 ALS Walk for Life 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 together will lead to finding the cure for ALS.
Patrick McDonald is the reason we participate in the Walk for Life each year. He died in November 2012, not even three years after being diagnosed. We walk in his memory. Pat participated in a medication trial through Les Turner and Northwestern University. Although it was eventually unsuccessful in treating his disease, he lived with great dignity and purpose in contributing to the knowledge base of treatment for ALS. Please help us and the Les Turner Foundation to raise the critical funds to work towards a cure.
The ALS Walk for Life is one of the world's largest gatherings of ALS patients, families and friends. Now in its 17th year, the Walk has raised over $12 million in support of Chicago's independent leader in ALS, the Les Turner ALS Foundation.
The money raised through the Walk helps 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 one providing hope of a future without ALS.
Join us as we Walk to end ALS.