Women Touched by ALS Raise Funds for Research

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), May 7, 2011 | Go to article overview

Women Touched by ALS Raise Funds for Research


Byline: Submitted by Les Turner ALS Foundation

On Saturdays, May 7 and 14, dozens of volunteers wearing yellow aprons and holding collection cans will be stationed in front of local stores as part of the Les Turner ALS Foundations annual Tag Days drive.

Suzanne Heronemus of Batavia and Vicki Flahaven of Aurora are spearheading the local effort, and have recruited students from Batavia High Schools drama club as well as longtime supporters of the Les Turner ALS Foundation, friends and relatives.

A true grass-roots campaign, Tag Days helps increase awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrigs disease) and also raises funds to support medical research, patient services and educational activities. The local Tag Days captains are aiming to raise more than $1,000 through this effort, which is one of nearly 40 community donation drives in the Chicago area.

Flahaven has been organizing Tag Days drives for more than a decade. For several years, while living in Oak Park, she coordinated the fundraising activities there, and after moving to Fox Valley in 2002, she began organizing the donation drives in St. Charles and Geneva. This year, with help from Suzanne Heronemus, they approached Batavias community leaders about holding a donation drive there on May 14.

Volunteers commit to a two-hour shift and will be assigned to locations such as the U.S. Post Office, Starbucks and Ace Hardware in Geneva; Walgreens and Ace Hardware in Batavia; and Jewel, Starbucks, Butera and Blue Goose Market in St. Charles.

Each person who contributes to the cause will receive a "tag" (Lou Gehrig baseball card) that features information about ALS and the ways to get involved with the Les Turner ALS Foundation.

In addition, volunteers will be distributing fliers for Les Turner ALS Foundation Day at Panera Bread, 154 W. Wilson, Batavia. Panera Bread will donate a percentage of sales on May 14 to the Les Turner ALS Foundation.

Also, Four Beans Coffeehouse in Batavia will be running a special promotion to benefit the Les Turner Foundation on May 14, and Egg Harbor Cafe in Geneva is currently planning a fundraiser.

Experienced fundraisers, Flahaven and Heronemus are personally motivated to make a difference in the ALS community. In May 1994, Flahavens father became concerned about the weakness in his hands and sought advice from a neurologist at Northwesterns Feinberg School of Medicine. Ultimately, he was diagnosed with ALS. His health quickly declined and he died from the disease while living in Florida in August 1994. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Women Touched by ALS Raise Funds for Research
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.