ALS Walk for Life – WLS
August 30, 2017 - als
The Les Turner ALS Foundation is unapproachable to horde a annual ALS Walk for Life on Saturday, Sep 16, 2017, during Soldier Field in Chicago. The 2-mile march winds along Chicago’s lakefront and by iconic Solider Field. With approximately 7,000 participants, a ALS Walk for Life is one of a world’s largest gatherings for a ALS community. This special eventuality will be emceed by meteorologist Phil Schwarz of ABC7 Chicago and Reese from 101.9FM THE MIX, and will underline entertainment, music, refreshments and children’s activities.
Friends and families travel in teams, honoring a lives and legacies of desired ones who have been influenced by ALS. In a 16-year history, a ALS Walk for Life has lifted some-more than $12 million for research, studious services and educational programs. Individuals fundraise for a Les Turner ALS Foundation and are supposing with collection and group hurdles to beam and inspire them in their efforts.
“Our group and a families we offer demeanour brazen to a ALS Walk for Life each September, as it’s an moving day of celebration, observance and respect for those with ALS,” pronounced Andrea Pauls Backman, executive executive of a Les Turner ALS Foundation. “We’re unapproachable of how many this eventuality has grown over a years and that we’ve lifted millions of dollars for programs such as medical research, Chicago’s premier ALS clinic, support groups, apparatus loans, and so many more, all of that impact people’s daily lives.”
ALS Walk for Life tip sponsors and media partners include: Mt Pharma America, First Bank of Highland Park, Cytokinetics, 101.9FM THE MIX, ABC7 Chicago and Comcast.
While there is no registration fee, a Les Turner ALS Foundation encourages participants to lift a smallest of $100. Event day registration will open during 9:30 a.m. and a opening rite will start during 10:30 a.m. The eventuality will be hold sleet or shine. Participants are speedy to pre-register during www.ALSwalkforlife.org.
Amyotrophic parallel sclerosis (ALS) is a fast on-going illness that causes flesh weakness, problem vocalization and swallowing, and generally, finish paralysis. In many cases, while a physique continues to deteriorate, a mind stays unaffected. Every 90 minutes, someone in a United States is diagnosed with ALS and each 90 minutes, someone in a U.S. dies of ALS. While some symptoms are treatable, there is no famous impediment or heal for ALS.
Les Turner ALS Foundation
Founded in 1977, a Les Turner ALS Foundation is Chicago’s personality in research, studious caring and preparation about ALS, portion a immeasurable infancy of people with ALS in a area, charity assistance and wish when it’s indispensable most. One of a nation’s largest, eccentric ALS organizations, a Foundation allocates all supports to internal research, clinical caring and support services for people with ALS in a Chicagoland area. The Foundation’s full spectrum studious use programs include: in-home consultations, support groups, apparatus loans, grants and educational activities. The Foundation offers wish for a destiny but ALS by ancillary a Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center during Northwestern Medicine, bringing together 3 investigate laboratories and a multi-disciplinary studious hospital underneath one umbrella.
For some-more information, hit 847-679-3311 or revisit www.ALSwalkforlife.org.