About the Walk to Defeat ALS

The ALS Association’s premier event, our Walk to Defeat ALS® is an outlet for communities across the nation to demonstrate their concern for and the urgent need to find the cure for ALS while providing the best care for those who are currently battling the disease.

What began more than 15 years ago as a grassroots effort to increase awareness has now turned into a National Signature Event that the entire ALS community rallies behind, growing the number of teams and participants each year.

Whether reinvigorated by the Ice Bucket Challenge 2014 or new and concerned about our cause, over 150,000 ALS supporters nationwide participated in local Walks this year. It was incredible to feel your support, as Walks across the country broke fundraising and attendance records, and enthusiasm was off the charts! 

Help us keep the momentum going in 2018!

Read from participants about why they Walk


Sunflower Gazette | July Edition

The Walk to Defeat ALS is over...however for some, the fundraising is just beginning!  

Click HERE for great summer fundraising ideas! 



2018 WTD CHI SChedule

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1 Week Out Email

2 Week Out Email 

3 Week Out Email

Team Fundraisers

Team Captain Packet

Corporate Handbook

Kick-Off Presentation

Sunflower Gazette | March Edition

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Thank You to Our National Sponsors

Our Local Presenting Sponsor

Our Local Sponsors