Hope and help for people with ALS.

Since 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation has been Chicagoland's leader in patient services, research, and education for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other motor neuron diseases (MND).

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Wilmette woman with ALS warms the homeless

Despite being diagnosed with ALS in 2013, Carol Gardula continues to give to others in need. Until her hands no longer enabled her to do so, she would knit prayer shawls for others experiencing challenging times. Determined to find a way to continue helping and fueled by her desire to not let ALS win, Carol enlisted friends to use her unused yarn to knit scarves that she would then take into the city and give to homeless people on the street. Read about how she warms the homeless here

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Hope Through Caring Gala

The 2016 Hope Through Caring Gala is moving to the Loews Hotel Chicago on Saturday, February 27! For the first time, we will be honoring two couples who truly define "Hope Through Caring," Madeleine and Joe Glossberg and Joan and Paul Rubschlager.  In addition to these four individuals, the evening will celebrate those currently living with ALS and remember those we have lost. Click HERE to join us at the 2016 Hope Through Caring Gala.

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