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Volunteers with the Les Turner ALS Foundation hit the streets in Schaumburg on May 12 to collect donations in community Tag Days drives

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In honor of National ALS Awareness Month, hundreds of volunteers with the Les Turner ALS Foundation will participate in Tag Days drives. These fundraising drives will be held throughout the month in approximately 25 communities across the Chicagoland area. Volunteers will be stationed at intersections, shopping areas, train stations, and other places throughout communities collecting donations to help fight ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A true grassroots campaign, Tag Days involves dedicated volunteers to increase awareness of ALS and raise funds for research, patient services and educational programs.

Look for Tag Days volunteers in the following communities on the dates listed below:

Algonquin/Lake in the Hills – May 12
Barrington – May 4 & 5
Batavia – May 12
Beverly – May 5 & 6
Buffalo Grove – June 1 – 3
Chicago (Lincoln Park)- May 19 & 20
Chicago (Union Station)- May 9
Crystal Lake – May 12 & 13
Elgin – May 19
Evergreen Park – May 5 & 6
Flossmoor – May 12
Glenview – May 25 & 26
LaPorte, IN – May 12
Lincolnwood – May 19 & 20
Marengo – May 20
Mt. Prospect – May 12
New Lenox – May 19
Northbrook – May 19
Northfield – May 12
Oak Lawn – May 5 & 6
Orland Park – May 5 & 6
Park Ridge – May 12
Royal Oak, MI – June 16
Schaumburg – May 12
Skokie – May 18
Sycamore – May 4 & 5
Western Springs – May 10 – 12
Wheaton – May 4 & 5

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a terminal neuromuscular disease that attacks a person’s muscles, gradually robbing them of their ability to walk, speak, eat and breathe, yet usually keeping their mind intact. At any given time, approximately 35,000 people in the United States are living with ALS. While treatments and interventions can help alleviate some symptoms and prolong survival, there is currently no prevention or cure for ALS.

Les Turner ALS Foundation
Founded in 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is recognized internationally and is the only independent, publicly supported non-profit organization in the Chicago area dedicated solely to the treatment and elimination of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS). The Foundation is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine where it supports two scientific research laboratories and a large multi-disciplinary clinical program. Currently, the Foundation serves 90 percent of the ALS population in the Chicago area with an array of patient services, such as support group meetings, professional in-home consultation services, and respite care grants.

For more information, call 847-679-3311 or visit

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