Who Can Participate in the Walk?
Anyone and everyone can become part of the fight against ALS by joining a local Walk to Defeat ALS. All Walk routes are wheelchair accessible and Walk Day activities include something for all ages!
Is There a Fee to Participate?
There is NO FEE to participate in the Walk to Defeat ALS but fundraising is encouraged. Funds raised contribute to local care service programs, global ALS research, and nationwide advocacy. Walk participants can raise anywhere from $100 to $100,000 dollars - the sky is the limit!
How Do I Register for the Walk?
Registering for your local Walk to Defeat ALS is quick, easy and can be done from the comfort of your home in 4 easy steps!
- First, visit www.walktodefeatals.org and select the Walk location you would like to join. You can search by zip code or state.
- Next, select Register and decide if you’re participating as a member of a Walk Team, Individual Walker or Virtual Walker.
- Complete the appropriate Registration Form to become an official participant of your local Walk!!
- Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive access to your online fundraising center, where you can update your personal page and connect your Walk fundraiser to Facebook.
Where/When Should Walk Donations Be Submitted?
As you begin collecting Walk donations, we encourage you to send all contributions to The ALS Association Chapter office prior to the Walk.
However, there are other options for submitting donations:
Encourage online donations! Online donations made directly to your personal Walk web page are instantly attributed to your personal and Walk Team fundraising goal. No additional steps are necessary. We suggest using the tools in your online fundraising page to create a custom URL link you can share with friends and family to take them right to your donation page!
Bring all your donations to the Registration Area on Walk Day. As a participant of the Walk to Defeat ALS you will receive a Walk Collection Envelope that enable you to hold and track offline (cash or check) donations you receive. Simply collect contributions from friends and family members, record their names and donation amounts on the Walk Collection Envelope and submit the envelope of donations on Walk Day. You can also print off a pledge sheet at any time on your personal page!
Connect your Fundraiser with Facebook! Log in to your online fundraising page and follow the steps to connect your Walk fundraising page with your Facebook account. This will create a fundraiser on Facebook, allowing you to easily share your cause and ask your Facebook friends for support. All donations collected will be credited back to your personal page!
All donations received after Walk Day should be mailed to The ALS Association Chapter office.
What is Unlock ALS?
The ALS Association launched Unlock ALS at Walk events in 2018 to provide participants with a tangible way to recognize the real reasons we Walk to Defeat ALS. At each Walk event, participants select a lanyard in one of four colors to represent their connection to ALS, receive a branded key, and join in a meaningful opening ceremony. Unlock ALS provides a way to honor all those living with ALS in our community and throughout the world, and a reminder that the key to Unlocking ALS the key to a cure begins with us.
What to Do Next
MAKE A DONATION
Giving a gift to your own fundraising campaign shows your supporters how passionate you are about unlocking the mystery of ALS.
The more people that join your team, the more people you can educate about our cause and the bigger the impact you can have in the fight against ALS.
SHARE YOUR STORY
When you update your personal page with your personal ALS story, you show your supporters why providing care and finding a cure is so important to you.
CONNECT TO FACEBOOK
Connecting your personal fundraiser with your Facebook account allows you to share your fundraiser with even more people and helps you reach your goal even faster!
Reach out to your contacts and ask them to join you at the event or support your cause with a donation. Don’t forget to thank them, too!
DOWNLOAD THE MOBILE APP
The Walk to Defeat ALS app is available for both Apple and Android. Send emails, update your page, and track your progress from the palm of your hand!