2021 ALS Walk for Life

Batting for Ben

My husband, Ben Gill, was diagnosed with ALS in 1993 at age 45 and died in October of 2001. He fought valiantly for eight years with this disease, and the Les Turner ALS Foundation and staff at Northwestern were with us every step of the way. We have walked in all of the Walk4Life events from its creation until we moved to California in 2012. We walk virtually this year in Ben's memory, in memory of all those who have gone before, in honor of those fighting this disease now, and as thanks for the support Les Turner ALS foundation gave us when we needed it most, in the hope that we can some day find a cure!

Our team is participating in the first-ever Virtual ALS Walk for Life because we believe in the mission of the Les Turner ALS Foundation.

We believe in providing the best possible care to people living with ALS and their families in the Chicagoland area and we believe that the funds we raise together will lead to a cure for ALS. This cause is important to us and we would greatly appreciate your support of our efforts.

ALS is scary. Really scary. Its rapid progression can mean tomorrow is often worse than today. As a result, people living with ALS are overwhelmed and unsure of what questions to ask and what to do next. But that’s where the Les Turner ALS Foundation comes in. The Foundation is here to care for those affected by the disease, answer their questions and support them and their loved ones every step of their journey.

We are proud to be members of the Les Turner ALS Foundation family. Join us as we work to support people living with ALS and those who love them every step of the way! Please join our team on event day or consider making a donation to help us reach our fundraising goal. Together, we can make an impact in the fight against ALS.

To learn more about ALS or the Les Turner ALS Foundation, please visit lesturnerals.org.




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