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Hope Through Caring Gala
February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
On Feb. 22, 2020, the Les Turner ALS Foundation will honor Matt Creen and Ed Rapp at the Hope Through Caring Gala at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago. Both men are bravely battling ALS.
The evening will feature a balloon raffle, paddle raise, dinner, and dancing. Music will be provided by The Chicago Players. Dina Bair, anchor and medical reporter for WGN-TV, will serve as the event emcee.
The Hope Through Caring Award honors those whose commitment to the fight against ALS has helped raise funds for research, provide services for patients and families, and increase public awareness. Matt Creen, a person living with ALS, will be honored with this award for his selfless commitment to inspiring hope and supporting the Chicagoland ALS community.
The Les Turner ALS Foundation is also proud to honor Ed Rapp with the Harvey and Bonny Gaffen Advancements in ALS Award for his visionary leadership in advancing the field of ALS research following his ALS diagnosis in 2015.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a terminal progressive neuromuscular disease that causes weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing, and generally complete paralysis. Every 90 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes someone in the U.S. dies of ALS. While some symptoms are treatable, there is currently no prevention or cure.
Founded in 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is the leader in comprehensive ALS care in Chicagoland. Our individualized approach ensures each person living with the disease receives the best quality of care, and our local community of support provides their loved ones with answers and encouragement. Our Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine is led by the most well-respected and successful clinicians and researchers in the field, advancing vital care and research in pursuit of life-enhancing treatments and a cure.