Since 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation has been Chicagoland's leader in patient services, research, and education for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and other motor neuron diseases (MND).
Strike Out ALS 5k is now OPEN
Spring in to action and sign up for the 5th Annual Strike Out ALS 5k at U.S. Cellular Field this summer on July 15th.
Registration is now open and for a limited time runners will save $5 on their registration fee!
Exciting new changes for the 5th Annual Strike Out ALS 5k:
- A brand new course with entertainment at each mile
- Post-Race party on the Bacardi in the Park apron outside U.S. Cellular Field
- Post-Race concert
- Emceed by Lin Brehmer of 93XRT
- Fundraising incentives from the Chicago White Sox
- Sponsored by 670 The Score
ALS Update: News You Can Use
The annual ALS Update: News You Can Use (formerly known as the Education Meeting) will be held Sunday, April 13 from 1 - 3pm at the Hyatt Rosemont. The meeting will focus on current clinical trials available at Northwestern Medicine for people with ALS and will be presented by Dr. Lisa F. Wolfe and Dr. Robert L. Sufit. The patient and volunteer of the year will also be recognized at this event.
Northwestern Medicine Moves Forward with Two Clinical Trials
The following clinical trials will be presented at ALS Update: News You Can Use, both are currently recruiting participants. Please click on the links to learn more about each study and how to get involved. If you do choose to pursue enrollment in either study, please be patient in awaiting a response from Northwestern.