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


Commonly Asked Questions

CHA Event Day Schedule 2018

To print above schedule, click HERE!

Event Layout

CHA event day layout

Team Captains - click HERE

2 week out Email

August Emails

July Sunflower Gazette

Team Fundraiser | Oberweis

obeweis fundraiser

2018 Kick-Off Presentation 

2018 Event Kick-Off | June 25th 

2018 Fall WAlk KO Front

2018 WTD Cha KO Back


Support Groups in Central Illinois

Thank You to Our National Sponsors

Our Local Presenting Sponsor

Our Local Sponsors