Hope Through Caring for Les Turner ALS Foundation

March 7, 2017 - als

The Les Turner ALS Foundation hosted a annual Hope Through Caring celebration Feb. 25, honoring a organization’s house president, Ken Hoffman, and people vital with ALS. Held during a Loews Hotel Chicago, 500 guest attended a sold-out eventuality celebrating a 40th anniversary of a foundation, one of a nation’s largest eccentric ALS organizations.


Andrea Pauls Backman, executive executive of a foundation, welcomed guest and introduced a founder’s son Alan Turner. Alan paid reverence to his father, Les Turner, and common a foundation’s history. Les was diagnosed with ALS during age 36 and combined a organization, with support of family and friends, from his bed 6 months before he upheld divided in 1977. Alan recalled, “The pivotal disproportion between a knowledge in a ’70s and what happens now is that, behind then, there wasn’t a substructure like this one to yield amicable workers and studious advocates, apparatus or laboratories conducting investigate to give us hope. We were probably alone.”

Praise for a substructure continued in a debate by Matt Toole, a father and father of dual teenagers, who has ALS. He and mom Karen spoke about their family’s tour and concurred people in a assembly who are vital with ALS.