The Bill and Kali Show on WVLP-LP 103.1 FM Wednesday, August 1 at 12:00 noon Guest Andrea Pauls Backman, CEO of the Les Turner ALS Foundation

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a rapidly progressive, terminal disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and, generally, complete paralysis.

In 1976, Harvey Gaffen’s brother-in-law and best friend, Les Turner, was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 36.  Les was a businessman in the Chicago area and married with three young boys. At a time when information and research on ALS was relatively nonexistent, Harvey, Les and his wife, Ina, along with friends and family decided to start a Foundation that would raise funds to provide vital research and resources to ALS patients and families.  In 1977, a year before Les’ death the Les Turner ALS Foundation was officially launched and soon became one of the nation’s first and largest independent ALS organizations. This extraordinary group of founders dedicated their time to ensuring future ALS patients and families would have the resources, support and hope for a cure that was unavailable to Les and his family.

This show will be broadcast live on WVLP-LP 103.1 fm and streamed live on WVLP.org as well on the TuneIn app on your phone or tablet. The Bill and Kali Show will be streamed on FaceBook Live on The Bill and Kali Show Facebook page, YouTube Channel The Bill and Kali Show and available on iTunes.

Rebroadcast will be on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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