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ALS Walk For Life

As Chicagoland's largest ALS gathering, thousands of walkers form teams in support of people living with ALS, or who have passed away from ALS, to celebrate and honor their lives. Their efforts allow us to continue to provide the best care for those affected by the disease, answer their questions, support them and their loved ones and provide hope through scientific research. Our signature event features a nice, slow two mile stroll along the lakefront and finishes off through historic Soldier Field.

2021 ALS Walk for Life 

You Did It - Thank You!

A big thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated in the 20th Anniversary ALS Walk for Life this past Saturday. This includes all attendees, virtual walkers, sponsors and donors. We couldn't do this without all of you. It was so heartwarming to see everyone and to be back in person at Soldier Field, we could feel the love and support all around.

One participant who attended their 14th Walk told us, "All of the warmth and excitement were again on full display...kudos to everyone for making the vision a reality during a global pandemic."

We were honored to recognize Chicago Bears Steve McMichael with the ALS Courage Award surrounded by his family, friends and former Bears players. It was very moving moment. To make a donation to help find a cure for Steve McMichael and others living with ALS visit below.

Thank you to all the teams who received awards for their many years of dedication - 10-14 years; 15-19 years; 20 years. We were also excited to welcome nearly 50 new teams to their first Walk. You all are the heart and soul of the ALS Walk for Life!

A 20 year team captain emphasized how important it was to be together again by saying, "The vibe in the crowd was as high energy and smile-filled as always...the connection and camaraderie was evident all around."

The 2021 ALS Walk for Life event has come and gone but the ALS fundraising has not stopped, as we are still accepting funds until the end of the year. Please continue to encourage your friends, families and co-workers to help increase your teams impact. You can even check to see if your company will match your gift.

Relive highlights from the Walk here! We'll continue to add photos this week so be on the look-out. If you walked with us virtually, please send in your photos to events@lesturnerals.org!

If you're still looking to grab a 2021 Walk t-shirt, visit our merchandise store!



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