Gala raises $550000 for Les Turner ALS Foundation

March 15, 2016 - als

The Event: The Les Turner ALS Foundation offering “Hope Through Caring” during a Loews Hotel in Chicago on Feb. 27. Filled to ability with some-more than 450 guests, a annual celebration respected Madeleine and Joe Glossberg, and Joan and Paul Rubschlager.

Founded in 1977, Les Turner ALS Foundation is Chicago’s personality in investigate and studious caring portion scarcely 90 percent of area ALS patients. The substructure raises supports for research, helps yield all from ramps to conversing for patients and families, and increases open recognition of ALS.

Cause célèbre: “My grandmother and my uncle both died of ALS,” explained eventuality speaker and ABC7 meteorologist, Phil Schwarz of Elmhurst. “When we hear what some of these people are going by currently it unequivocally is upsetting.”

Every 90 mins someone in a US is diagnosed with ALS and each 90 mins someone with ALS dies.