Who We Are
About Our Benefactor
The Les Turner ALS Foundation provides in-home consultations, support groups, equipment loans, grants and educational activities throughout the Chicago area. The foundation offers hope for a future without ALS through its support of the Les Turner ALS Center.
About Jean-Martin Charcot
French doctor Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893) is widely considered the founder of modern neurology. Through his emphasis on clinical documentation of diagnoses, he was the first to recognize ALS as a distinct neurological disease. In his honor, many around the world still refer to it as "Charcot's Disease."