One of our team members, Robin O'Connor, had been dealing with this disease for over 8 years now. Unfortunately, the disease has taken her and she passed away on 7.25.2019.Our lives changed in a way that we never imagined. This is Team Awesome's 9thyear participating in the walk and we walk to support all families who are impacted by ALS. The Les Turner Foundation is made up of a team of people who are amazing and truly care about patients, families, and friends who are effected by ALS. Although we have been walking for years now, this year we will walk proudly in memory of Robin. We will display her strength and everlasting courage through her journey.
Our team is participating in the 2019 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.
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 and remember Robin’s strength.