On Feb. 25, the Les Turner ALS Foundation will present Ken Hoffman of Deerfield with the Hope Through Caring Award at the Hope Through Caring Gala at The Loews Hotel in Chicago. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will end around 11 p.m.
As president of the Les Turner ALS Foundation Board of Directors, Ken is a visionary leader committed to ensuring that someday in the near distance we will live in a world free of ALS. As the Foundation honors its 40th year of striving for a future without ALS, Ken supports the intentions of the organization’s founders and helps move the ALS community closer to a cure. Having lost his mother, Harriett, to ALS, Ken leads with a personal understanding of the impact the disease has on patients and families. Ken is group president of Signode Industrial Group in Glenview and with his wife, Melissa, has two children.
The evening will feature a balloon raffle, paddle raise, dinner and dancing. Music will be provided by The Chicago Players. The Hope Through Caring Award was established in 1988 to honor those whose commitment to the fight against ALS has helped raise funds for research, provide services for patients and families and increase public awareness.