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Event Cancelled – Leprechaun Leap: ALS Research Fundraiser

March 17 at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

ALS Fundraiser

Can’t wait for the beach season to start? You are in luck! Join the Winnetka Park District and the Les Turner ALS Foundation for a quick leap in Lake Michigan to celebrate St. Patty’s Day and support ALS research. A portion of the registration fees will be given to the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and all participants have the opportunity to raise money for their leap which will be donated directly to the foundation. Stick around after your brave leap for free refreshments and fun by the bon fires along the beach. All ages are welcome to participate.

Fees: $32 Winnetka Residents / $42 Non-Residents
Shirt Registration Deadline: February 23

Presenting Business Partner: First Bank & Trust

 

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About the Les Turner ALS Foundation
Hope and help for people with ALS
The Les Turner ALS Foundation, founded in 1977, is Chicago’s leader in research, patient care and education about ALS, serving the vast majority of people with ALS in the area, offering help and hope when it’s needed most. One of the nation’s largest, independent ALS organizations, the Foundation allocates all funds to local research, clinical care and support services for people with ALS in the Chicagoland area. The Foundation’s full spectrum patient service programs include: in-home consultations, support groups, equipment loans, grants and educational activities. The Foundation offers hope for a future without ALS by supporting the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine, bringing together research and a multidisciplinary patient clinic under one umbrella.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is a rapidly progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and, generally, complete paralysis. In most cases, while the body continues to deteriorate, the mind remains unaffected. The disease does not discriminate, striking any age, gender and race. Every 90 minutes, someone in the US is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes, someone in the US dies of ALS. There is no known cure for ALS and, once diagnosed, patients typically live only three to five years.

Visit lesturnerals.org for more information.

 

Les Turner ALS Foundation

 

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Date:
March 17
Time:
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Website:
https://register.winpark.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=PST

Venue

Lloyd Beach
799 Sheridan Road
Winnetka, 60013 United States
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