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2024 ALS Walk for Life

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ORGANIZATION: Les Turner ALS Foundation

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested
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Join us for the largest ALS gathering in the Midwest! This event includes a two-mile stroll along the lakefront in Chicago, finishing with a trip around historic Soldier Field. Walking in small groups and big teams, thousands come together to honor loved ones who are living with ALS and remember those we have lost. This event includes live performances, children's activities, and food trucks. We need volunteers to help with a variety of jobs including course marshals, merchandise tent, refreshment tent, kid's art tent, etc. Roles will be assigned closer to the event date, but please let me know if you have any restrictions/preferences.

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About Les Turner ALS Foundation

Location:

5550 W. Touhy Avenue, Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077, US

Mission Statement

The Foundation’s mission supports:

Patient services. Full spectrum patient care, including the Les Turner/Lois Insolia ALS Center, the Home and Community Services Team, a communications and medical equipment program, respite grants, support group meetings and much more.

Research. More than 30 years of groundbreaking research in partnership with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

Events, education and awareness. Local focus--global reach. Take part in events in your own neighborhood that will support ALS families in Chicago and beyond.

Description

The Les Turner ALS Foundation, founded in 1977, is Chicago’s leader in research, patient care and education about ALS, serving more than 90 percent of people with ALS (PALS) in the area, offering help and hope when it’s needed most. The Foundation’s full spectrum patient service programs include in-home consultations, support groups, equipment loans and educational programs. The Foundation offers hope for a future without ALS by supporting the Les Turner ALS Foundation Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine, bringing together three research laboratories and a multi-disciplinary patient center under one umbrella.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND), is a progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and generally, complete paralysis. In most cases, while the body continues to deteriorate, the mind remains unaffected. The disease does not discriminate, striking any age, gender and race. In the US, someone is diagnosed every 90 minutes, and approximately 35,000 people are living with ALS at any given time. There is no known cure for ALS and once diagnosed, patients typically live only three to five years.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

Sat Sep 14, 2024
08:30 AM - 01:30 PM

WHERE

Soldier Field1410 Museum Campus DriveChicago, IL 60605

(41.86213,-87.61678)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 5
  • 5 hour shifts

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