Every Mile Adds Up When You Walk to Defeat ALS

Our Every Drop Adds Up campaign builds on the idea that people coming together for a common goal can make the impossible happen, just as it did four summers ago when the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge soaked the world. Every person helped, research project funded, discovery made, auction bid placed, piece of legislation passed, mile walked, and story shared – it all adds up!

Our fall Walk to Defeat ALS® season is fast approaching! We talked to people – including Renee Zellweger – about why they come together every year to fight back against ALS.

Share this video with your friends and family and let them know that Every Mile Adds Up!

And, if you haven’t already, please join a Walk to Defeat ALS event near you and make an impact for people diagnosed with ALS in your own community. There’s no known cause or cure for ALS, but together, we’re working to change that.

After Stacy Crowder was diagnosed with ALS, he gathered his friends and family to participate in a nearby Walk to Defeat ALS. While he says he didn’t expect to have much of an impact, his team raised more than $30,000!

“I’m just a drop in the bucket,” Stacy said, “but every little bit helps.”

This year, we launched an exciting new aspect to the Walk. It’s called “UNLOCK ALS” and it’s symbolic of the need to unlock the mysteries of ALS and a way to recognize the real reasons people across the country Walk to Defeat ALS.

Each Walk participant selects one of four colors to represent their connection to ALS, receives a branded key, and joins in a meaningful UNLOCK ALS opening ceremony on Walk day.

“UNLOCK ALS is something we have been looking forward to,” said Asher Garfinkel, vice president of development for The ALS Association Golden West Chapter. “It’s incredible to see the response participants and loved ones have as they write a tribute message in honor or in memory of someone or connect with someone else who is connected [to ALS] in the same way they are.”


Whether you’re new to the Walk or a long-time participant, your commitment to the fight against ALS helps fund compassionate care, nationwide advocacy, and cutting-edge research. Every Mile Adds Up!

Help us keep the momentum going as we fight for a world without ALS. Please find a Walk near you and join the movement today.

Also, tell us your story. Bid on an ALS Auction item. Pick up a PopSocket. Host a fundraiser. Make a recurring or one-time donation.

As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge proved, small actions of a few can have a major impact. Or, as we like to put it, Every Drop Adds Up!

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