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 by selecting one of the buttons above
Step 2: Complete the registration process
Step 3: After registering, you'll be able to access your free, personal fundraising page and tools
Step 4: Spread the word and begin raising money to support people living with ALS!

Fundraising Ideas:

NEW Virtual Fundraising Ideas

Here are some virtual fundraising ideas to get your friends and families involved and spread awareness and raise funds for people living with ALS, all without having to leave your house!

Special Occasion

In lieu of gifts for your birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding or other special day, ask your friends and family to donate to support people living with ALS.


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 Event

Host an event at your local fitness studio or cross the finish line at an atheletic challenge of your choice. Do what motivates you - whether that's running, dancing, riding, you name it!


Community or School Event

Activate your community to support the Foundation’s mission by holding a fundraiser such as a charity drive, concert or block party.

Want more ideas? Check out 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.

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