Attend an Event
Just one day can make a difference.
Over the last 40 plus years, we’ve built an ALS community in Chicagoland that feels like family. And just as each member of a family is unique, so is our care for each person living with ALS. We invite you to join our family through volunteering or participating at one of our many ways to get involved. Join us and learn more about how you can help people living with ALS.
Check out our special events and decide which way you want to get involved:
Our largest fundraiser, the ALS Walk for Life brings together people living with ALS, their families and friends in a day of celebration and hope. Held at Soldier Field in Chicago, this event is one of the world’s largest gatherings dedicated to ALS. Participants form teams in honor or memory of their loved ones and take a nice, slow two mile stroll along the lakefront. The hope, courage and community on display at the Walk a true inspiration and makes an incredible impact in the ALS community.
Each spring, we host the Hope Through Caring Award Gala to honor those whose extraordinary commitment to the fight against ALS has helped raise funds for research and care. This black tie event includes dinner, dancing and a balloon raffle.
May is ALS Awareness Month — and a big part of spreading awareness is achieved through our Tag Days drives. Throughout the month of May, thousands of volunteers take to the streets, standing at intersections, shopping malls and train stations in yellow vests to collect donations from passersbys while raising awareness. It may not seem like much, but it all adds up to make a big difference!
The Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll has attracted thousands in the Chicagoland area to this one of a kind race at Guaranteed Rate Field. The event provides a truly unique Chicago experience by giving participants the opportunity to run, walk or roll on the field’s warning track. After crossing the finish line, we celebrate our success at an after-party hosted at the ChiSox Bar & Grill.
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Dozens of families and friends of people living with ALS host these events through the course of the year. They range from golf outings, fun runs, birthday celebrations, fitness days and more.
Team Race for ALS gives you the chance to participate in our charity partner race, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This dedicated team of runners competes for those who can’t. We race towards more than just a finish line, we race towards a cure.
Our Young ProfessionALS Group (YPG) is made up of young professionals who are committed to seeing a world free of ALS. This passionate group hosts several exciting fundraisers each year, including the NCAA Bracket Challenge for Charity in March, the All in for ALS Pub Crawl in July and the All in for ALS Casino Night in November.