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Connect with other members of the Les Turner ALS community while helping raise funds.

Dear Friends,

May is ALS Awareness Month, a once-yearly time for us to renew our dedication to the fight against ALS, and to invite friends and family to join us in the quest. While the Les Turner ALS Foundation marks its 35th year, we recognize that we have reached a new and crucial season in the journey. With last year's research breakthrough by Dr. Siddique, and with new research and new studies being launched regularly, the need is more urgent than ever. Please join us.

We are also honored to have Terri Hemmert as our honorary spokesperson for this month, and to have WXRT as our media partner. If you are in the Chicago area, tune in to 93.1 FM throughout the month to hear more.

Sincerely,

Wendy Abrams
Executive Director

May is ALS Awareness Month!

b2ff6f7ca765ab74ace1a216a35de4d8_f364.jpgWho: You. Your friends, your family. Your co-workers, your classmates, your hairdresser, your mechanic. Your long-lost secret admirer. Your next-door neighbor. In short: everyone!

What: Increasing awareness of ALS and providing support for those currently living with the disease.

When: May—and all throughout 2012.

Where: All around Chicagoland, reaching into the entire world.

Why: Because you or someone you love has been affected by ALS. Because your loved one’s loved one has been affected by ALS. Because ALS is a disease that strikes all genders, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups—and thus could touch any of our lives.

How: Check back here every weekday during May. On Mondays, we will post inspiring stories from our families, friends and supporters. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will be providing the latest news and facts so you can stay informed. And on Wednesdays and Fridays, we will be sharing ways to get involved.

We'll also be asking for your input on Facebook and Twitter, sharing how and why you are getting involved. If you haven't already, please like our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter so you can join in the conversation. 

Image: Dr. Teepu Siddique visits with Bob Simonds at the Les Turner/Lois Insolia ALS Center.

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