2019 ALS Walk for Life

Paul Launer's Iron Horse Brigade



This year the Launer ladies (Kris, Aubrey & Sarah) will be your Team Captains for the ALS Walk For Life to be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019.  We walk each year to remember our beloved Paul and to continue the fight he began when he was still here. Paul was an ALS warrior who worked tirelessly to advocate and raise funds for ALS in the hopes that a cure could be found. Even though he knew a cure might not be found in his lifetime he wanted to know that he had somehow helped others find a cure to end the suffering of the many people suffering with this disease. Paul never complained and always found humor in any situation.

Our team is participating in the 2019 ALS Walk for Life to honor his memory and 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. We believe that the money we raise together will together will lead to finding the cure for ALS. 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. This is what I love about the Les Turner ALS Foundation. They are the full package. They provide invaluable patient resources to families - many of which are struggling with the diagnosis, don't know which way to turn- and there's the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Providing help when they need it most. Providing hope, too, through research. Care and research. Two things that the ALS community is sorely in need of.

Please join us this year and WALK FOR PAUL! If you can't walk please consider making a donation to our team. We are incredibly blessed to have our friends at the Foglia Foundation matching EACH AND EVERY DOLLAR UP TO $50,000!!! There is no donation too big or too small!

Join us as we Walk to end ALS. We welcome your participation on our team through being there with us in body OR spirit as we walk to provide care and hope.

 Thank you,

Kris, Aubrey & Sarah




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