Walk for HOPE. Walk for HELP. Walk for LIFE.
What is a Virtual Walk?
A virtual walk can be done from any location you choose. You can walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, in the park, at the gym or on the track. You get to walk at your own pace.
We are sad we can’t all be together this year, but we are so excited to continue our efforts and host our first-ever Virtual ALS Walk for Life and Facebook Live Event on September 26, 2020 at 11am. Raising funds and spreading ALS awareness is a critical part of the Virtual Walk and we encourage you and your team to continue your traditions.
Check out these resources for virtual fundraising ideas and virtual gatherings!
Is there a registration fee to participate and/or a fundraising minimum?
We encourage anyone and everyone to participate so there is no fundraising and no registration fees. However, we do encourage each participant to set a fundraising goal of at least $100.
Do I still need to register even if the event is virtual?
Yes! Registering will help you receive important updates regarding the event.
How do I receive an official ALS Walk for Life t-shirt?
T-shirt pick up will be available the week of September 7, 2020 at the Les Turner ALS Foundation Office. Read on for how to qualify for a t-shirt:
$25 self-gift minimum for adults (13 and older)
$15 self-gift minimum for participants 12 and under
Family (3 people or more):
$25 self-gift minimum plus additional minimum donation of $25
Please stay tuned for additional information.
How will we join together?
We will host a Facebook Live event on Saturday, September 26 at 11am where we will virtually gather together as an ALS community to kick-off the event. You will hear stories of hope and inspiration. Celebrate all month long in September by taking a walk in your neighborhood or any of these other virtual walk day ideas. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for updates regarding registration and walk activities leading up to the event!
When do you begin and stop collecting donations for the Walk?
Since the ALS Walk for Life has become the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s signature event, we begin collecting donations January 1 and will keep our books open until December 31. We encourage you to turn in your money as early as possible but will accept donations on Walk day and after the Walk. Please ensure all checks are made out to the Les Turner ALS Foundation and that anytime you turn in money, your team name and the walker who should be credited is clearly indicated on the check and/or envelope.
Where should I mail checks?
Please mail checks only (no cash) to:
Les Turner ALS Foundation
Attn: ALS Walk for Life
5550 W Touhy Avenue, Suite 302
Skokie, IL 60077
Checks should be made payable to the Les Turner ALS Foundation and remember to indicate your team name and the walker that should be credited somewhere on the envelope. All offline gifts will be uploaded to your team page and reflected in your team’s fundraising total.
Can I submit to the March of Faces Banner?
Yes! The March of Faces Banner is a pictorial display of the courageous women and men—both past and present— stricken with ALS. The banners are used to heighten public awareness, raise funds for patient services and research, as well as advocate on issues that benefit people living with ALS and their families. The Foundation maintains several banners of people living with ALS from the Chicagoland area and displays them at special events throughout the year, including the Walk. To learn more or submit a photo, please visit http://lesturnerals.org/get-involved/march-of-faces/
What opportunities will be available to learn about current ALS research?
During the Facebook Live Event, you'll learn updates about current ALS research.
Opportunities to Learn About ALS Research
Research Poster Presentations
Stay tuned for more information.
National ALS Registry
To learn about the benefits of the National ALS Registry and Biorepository, please email us at email@example.com.