Get inspired! See how others are fundraising their way and helping people living with ALS. 

Special Occasion

FYW WeddingTaylor and Cory’s Wedding Registry

To honor the memory of Taylor’s grandmother, who passed away from ALS in 2011, the couple decided to forego a traditional registry and instead, give back to causes that mean the world to them.  With the support of their wedding guests, the new Mr. and Mrs. raised $1,300 for the Foundation.





Workplace Support

Wintrust FYWWintrust Wealth Management- Charitable Initiative Campaign

Friend and co-worker, Will Grosch, was diagnosed with ALS in 2017. In honor of Will, and to support their annual Charitable Initiative Campaign, Wintrust Wealth Management chose the Foundation as their beneficiary. They raised money through a variety of yearlong events including a weekly jeans day, firm-wide softball game, wine pull and creating a team for the ALS Walk for Life. In total, Wintrust raised over $10,000 for the Foundation to support Will, and all people living with ALS in the Chicagoland area.




Athletic Event

Turkey Trot FYWWorld’s Longest Turkey Trot for ALS

For the past few years, Scott Kumar has participated in the World’s Longest Turkey Trot for ALS in loving memory of his dear friend and ultra-marathoner, Alfredo Pedro Perro, who passed away from ALS in 2015. The 100 mile run begins at the Chicago Bean on Black Friday and finishes in Milwaukee. In addition to completing the challenging course, Scott and his friends raise over $5,000 annually for the fight against ALS.