Les Turner ALS Foundation: The Little Engine That Could Cure ALS

Each fall for 25 years, musical purists and collectors traipsed to the parking lot of Old Orchard Center, where a yellow tent promised rare finds in LPs, old 78s, 45s, 8-tracks and cassettes. Until the age of compact discs (and, really, until digital formatting and MP3s achieved their grand takeover), the Mammoth Music Mart offered […]

Les Turner Foundation: ALS Research and Care Powerhouse

Harvey and Bonny Gaffen didn’t plan to dedicate their lives to raising money to fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig disease. But in 1976, the rare disease struck Les Turner, who was Bonny’s brother-in-law, Harvey’s best friend, and the father of three young children. His illness launched the Gaffens on their […]