Les Turner ALS Walk for Life fundraiser hits all-time high
October 13, 2014 - als
On Sept. 21, approximately 7,000 people participated in a annual Les Turner ALS Walk for Life in Chicago.
With scarcely $1.2 million lifted to date, this was a record-breaking eventuality for a organization, a largest and many successful fundraising in a Foundation’s history.
Lake County residents who assimilated in a eventuality embody Deb Paust of Grayslake, who orderly friends and family to travel in memory of her husband, Tim Paust, who mislaid his conflict with ALS in May 2014; and Bonny Gaffen and Harvey Gaffen of Highland Park, Mort Kessel of Highland Park and Gregg Gaffen of Deerfield.
As one of a largest gatherings of a ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) community, a ALS Walk for Life is a jubilee of hope, bravery and caring. The eventuality was hosted by meteorologist Phil Schwarz of ABC7 and Kathy Hart of The Mix 101.9FM and featured a 2-mile travel along Chicago’s lakefront and by Soldier Field, as good as music, entertainment, food and children’s activities.