2021 Chicago Mini-Walk to Defeat ALS Details

2021 Walk Theme: Superhero | Chapter Colors: Red & Yellow | Chapter Symbol: Sunflower 

Superhero Saturdays are HERE!

While the "official" Mini-Walk took place on Saturday, June 5th, there is still time to get involved and fight back against ALS!

Superheroes are needed YEAR-ROUND so sign up for a Superhero Saturday today!

What is a Superhero Saturday?

  • Similar to a Mini-Walk but not on the official Mini-Walk Date
  • You choose how your team participates
  • Modified Superhero Supply Boxes are sent to the Team Captain
  • T-Shirts can be earned 

 Have questions or want more information?  Contact Kendra - kendra@alsachicago.org 


We encourage all Mini-Walks to take place on Saturday, June 5th at 10:00am. Our highly acclaimed Mini-Walk platform is back for 2021!

You Don't Want to Miss This!

That means you choose:

  • where you walk
  • who you walk with
  • and the distance you walk

That’s right! To prioritize the safety of all involved, we are giving everyone the tools to host their own Walk to Defeat ALS from home to fit their teams’ needs, health directives, and abilities. It is our goal to have 150 events hosted on June 5th throughout Chicagoland.

A bit overwhelmed or uneasy already?  Think you have to create your own event with no support (you don't, BTW)? Don't fret, we have awesome staff that will help you every step of the way...and trust us, the Mini-Walks are AWESOME...just take a look at how 2020 turned out!

Curious to know more about our Mini-Walks?  Click HERE to watch our 2021 Walk to Defeat ALS Kick-Off that took place on Tuesday, April 13th.



Want to know who your best friends will be over the next few months? Keep scrolling to meet Kendra and Sam!

Your 2021 Chicago Walk Staff

Our staff is here to help you every step of the way! Not sure what a Mini-Walk is? Want to know the best ways to fundraise? Curious about t-shirts? These gals can cover all that and more! Please do not hesitate to reach out...ever...we mean it!


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Kendra Albers
Director of Development
217-898-9677 (cell)

Kendra Albers has spent her entire career in the non-profit sector fundraising for incredible organizations such as Special Olympics, American Cancer Society, and the Alzheimer’s Association. Kendra joined The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter in 2015 as the Walk to Defeat ALS Program Manager before transitioning to the Director of Development in 2019.

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Samantha Courter
Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator
312-932-0000 (office)

After three years of participating and volunteering with the Walk to Defeat ALS, Samantha joined the staff of the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter as Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator in early 2019. With a background in theatre, digital production, and communications, Samantha is honored and energized to be working daily on a cause so close to her heart.

You Don't Want to Miss This!

Participant Updates

Our Mini-Walk platform has been named a 2020 Program of the Year by the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum!

We are beyond excited and humbled to have received this honor! Thank you to each participant in 2020 that took our vision and made it their own! This was only possible because of you!

Check out our latest highlight in Forbes Magazine!!

Save the Dates

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Virtual Mini-Walk Kick-Off | Get started, learn more, & win prizes. You DON'T want to miss this! checkmark
Team Week | Fun and simple challenges to help you reach your teambuilding and fundraising goals checkmark
Team Meeting #1 | Tentative Theme Topic: Building a Team & Fundraising Tips checkmark
Team Meeting #2 | Tentative Theme Topics: Walk Checklist + To-Dos and Not To-Dos checkmark
Team Meeting #3 | Tentative Theme Topic: Walk Day Flow/Experience/Reminders/Etc. 

Mini-Walk Tools

We want you to be successful AND have fun! Therefore, we are working hard on creating content that is practical, helpful, and enjoyable.

Superhero Guide Book | everything you need to know about Walk Season can be found in this guide!!
Superhero Supply Box | packed full of practical items to help you plan, raise awareness, fundraise, and make your Mini-Walk Day AWESOME!
Social Sunflower | quick and easy way to raise funds utilizing our chapter symbol (the sunflower) and social media!
Social Media Tools | Whether you are on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, we have you covered!  Plus, games for your social media stories!
Communication Calendar | Want to know when we will post updates, host meetings, or send emails?  This calendar has the dates you need!
Mini-Walk Checklists | See what we think is important to do leading up to June 5th!
My Mini-Walk | Help keep all your details straight with this handy customizable tool!
Team Poster | Use this document to customize to your team and share via email, social media, postal service, etc.!
Post-Event Press Release | If you'd like to write a story about the Mini-Walks, contact Sam -- she'd be happy to assist in getting quotes, answering questions, and spreading the word!

Event T-Shirt

Each registered individual that raises $90 will earn a 2021 Walk to Defeat ALS Chicago T-Shirt.

2021 WTD Shirt

Key pieces of information about t-shirts:

  • Team member t-shirts will be mailed to Team Captains the last week of May.
  • It is the Team Captain's responsibility to disseminate the t-shirts to the team.
  • T-shirts CAN be earned after June 5th.
  • Team t-shirts are encouraged but are not designed by The ALS Association.
  • Should you have any questions, concerns, or need special accommodations, please reach out to Kendra!

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