One Walk, One Day, One Community, One Important Goal!

October 23, 2021 -- Live Opening Ceremony at 11:30am (PDT)/8:30am (HST)

Walk - Roll - Hike your way, all day long and all WALK-tober long.

For the first time ever, on October 23, teams representing 31 California counties and the entire state of Hawaii will walk on the same day to spread awareness, raise funds, and build community in the urgent effort to defeat ALS. Select your Walk community below or click Register Today to find the Walk closest to you and join the movement!

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At the Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association, people with ALS and their families come first. To ensure the safety of our ALS community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Walk to Defeat ALS will be wherever you call home or wherever you are on the globe in the month of WALK-tober! Host your Walk to Defeat ALS activities your way. You can walk, run, cycle, hike, eat, or drive to defeat ALS. We'll provide Walk-day Team Kits and supplies, and staff and volunteers are available to you for coaching and assistance in the months leading up to the event.


The Golden West Chapter Walk to Defeat ALS Warm-up!  


We are excited to introduce you to a brand new way to be a part of something BIG and to make a difference in the movement to defeat ALS. Join with the Golden West Chapter in using Challenge Hound, an awesome platform used by nonprofits and organizations for group challenges. Starting today through October 23 (Walk Day), you can dedicate every mile you walk to help raise awareness and support for 1800 families facing ALS that we serve!

We have set a goal to collectively cover 1800 miles in honor of the 1800 families facing ALS served by the Golden West Chapter. Whatever action you take, your efforts will help advocate for and empower our ALS community!

Whether you walk, roll, hike, dance, parade, or run, it all counts towards our 1800 mile goal. You can manually log your activity on Challenge Hound or connect your favorite activity app to automatically sync!



Congratulations to Art and Barb Pahr for winning the Golden West Chapter T-shirt Design Contest!  

They participate in the Walk to Defeat ALS out of love for their family and in support of our ALS community. Read more about the story behind their winning design in our Spotlight on Art and Barb Pahr.



The countdown to WALK-tober starts now!  

Thanks to all who joined us for the Golden West Chapter Walk to Defeat ALS Kick-off featuring the Executive Splash! 


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Live Opening Ceremony

Interactive on Zoom -- Livestreamed on Youtube Live

You won't want to miss this! We invite you to join us at the Live Opening Ceremony, featuring teams from across the Chapter, mission spotlights, music, regional correspondents, and various special guests.

Need ideas for your Walk? Want more details on what to expect on Walk Day? Need help starting your team? Click on your Walk Community below and go to Menu - Walk Details, and don’t hesitate to contact your event’s Regional Director of Community Outreach. Or contact Katey Randall at, and she will connect you with your regional staff.

Golden West Chapter Walk Communities - Select one to start your team or donate!

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter
PO Box 565
Agoura Hills, CA 91376

Thank You to Our National Sponsors