Your ideas are the best ideas. From dedicating your birthday or anniversary gifts to honoring the memory of a loved one, you can fundraise your way to help people living with ALS in the Chicagoland area. We’ll give you the tools to make your fundraiser a success and cheer you on every step of the way!

How to Get Started:

Step 1: Choose which way you want to fundraise
Step 2: Register by clicking the corresponding button above or one of the links below
Step 3: After registering, you will receive your free, personal fundraising page and tools
Step 4: Spread the word and begin raising money

Special Occasions

In lieu of gifts for your birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding or other special day, ask your friends and family to donate to the Foundation.

Honor or Memorial

Recognize someone special whose life has been impacted by ALS or honor the memory of a loved one whose life was lost too soon.

Create Your Own

Turn your favorite passion, hobby or unique idea into a fundraiser – your way.

Workplace Support

Ask your colleagues for support by hosting a corporate jeans day, potluck, sports bracket or any other type of event at your workplace.

Athletic Events 

Host an event at your local fitness studio or come up with your own workout fundrasier and turn exercise into a way to raise money. 

Or, join Team Race for ALS, a group of individuals with a desire to find a cure for ALS and a commitment to cross the finish line, at an athletic event of your choice. Click here to learn more.

Community or School Events

Activate your community to support the Foundation’s mission by holding a schools sports awareness game, neighborhood block pary or local restaurant fundraiser. 

Need more ideas? Browse through our Fundraise Your Way Toolkit.

If you are interested in planning a ticketed event, visit our Plan an Event website. If you'd like to join a Foundation planned event, please visit our Attend an Event website.

Don’t see what you are looking for? Our events team is here to help, reach out to us with any questions at