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Donate Now
Make a tax-deductible donation to the Les Turner ALS Foundation. We promise your donation will be money well spent. The Les Turner ALS Foundation:
  • Funds world-renowned ALS research at the Les Turner Research Laboratory at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine;
  • Provides a broad array of desperately needed patient services (counseling, support groups, equipment loans and grants, home safety assessments, etc.); and
  • Works to raise awareness and community involvement on behalf of ALS patients and families.

While we understand the feelings of visitors to our site who have expressed a desire to help our family directly, we encourage you to consider donating to the Foundation. Our family has benefited tremendously from the services and equipment loans from the Foundation, and we know so many other families who, like us, are grateful for the wonderful resources the Foundation provides through this difficult journey. Further, the research supported by the Foundation holds promise for all ALS patients and families.

Our intent in raising awareness about ALS and how it affects our family is to benefit ALL families dealing with this insidious disease. While we are the example you have read about, we are representative of thousands of other families throughout the U.S. and around the world. Please help them all with a donation to the Les Turner ALS Foundation!

Click on the link below to go to the "Ask About Aimee" Walk4Life team page and donate through Aimee's 2007 Walk4Life team!

Donate via Illinois Tax Form
When you file your tax returns, please support the Les Turner ALS Foundation by checking the box for Lou Gehrig's disease (line h) on your Illinois tax return. Every donation, no matter the size, will help in two ways: (1) it will provide funds for ALS research and services, and (2) it will help us toward the $100,000 threshhold required to maintain the entry on the tax form.

Write to Congress

Writing to members of Congress is a quick and easy way to get involved. To write to your U.S. Representative or Senators, please follow the link below ("Write to Members of Congress") where you will click on No. 1, "Send a letter to your Members of Congress." Or, visit the ALSA website at, click on Public Policy, then Advocacy Action Center. A standard form letter is provided, and it's a very simple process. Please join us in trying to make a difference!


(A sample letter based on the ALSA form letter can be found on the "ALS Activism" page on this website.)

Write to Members of Congress