Message from your Coordinator, Cassidy
Hello everyone! My name is Cassidy, and I am so thrilled you are joining us for the Walk to Defeat ALS! Please don't hesistate to contact me if you have ANY questions!
For the safety of our ALS community, we will continue to Walk As One this year in place of in-person activities. We urge you to join us in fundraising to support the programs and services we provide for Iowans living with ALS, research and advocacy. Click here to view our Walking As One Guide!
Mark your calendars for Walk Day on October 2nd, 2021!
Below are some helpful links and tips to get you started! If you have any questions about Walking As One, the website, fundraising - please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-783-4117. I can't wait to see what we accomplish together this year!
Walk Your Way with us on October 2nd... down your street, in your neighborhood park, inyour living room as you Zoom with family and friends … anywhere you want! Engage your family, friends, and neighbors. Take a walk or ride around your neighborhood, spread the word about ALS, host a post-walk gathering, take lots of photos and make new memories.
Check out the Walking As One Guide to learn more! Use the hashtag #WalkingAsOne on social media to share how you will Walk Your Way.
Below are some photos from Walk day last year! Click here to view the 2020 Shutterfly photo album.
Looking for Other Teams to Walk With?
Meet other Team Captains in your area and join forces in our Team Captain Facebook Group! Reach out to Cassidy to learn more.
Your go-to guide for everything Walk related. It contains interesting ideas, helpful tips, and chapter contact information.
Team Captain Handbook
You'll find great tips and tricks to having a fun and successful team!
My Walk Supporters Pledge Sheet
Print this worksheet out and keep track of your donations!
Are you mailing your donations to The ALS Association before the Walk? Help them out and fill out a deposit slip!
Fundraising tools at your fingertips
We've Gone Mobile!
Your fundraising has gone mobile thanks to the Walk to Defeat ALS mobile & tablet app. Now you can fundraise on the go by sending emails, monitoring your fundraising progress and updating your page.
Participants who raise $90 will receive a T-Shirt. This benefit is awarded to individuals, not teams or donors, so make sure the donations to your personal fundraising record add up! Shirts will be mailed to the Team Captain's home after Walk Day to distribute to team members who earned a shirt.
In addition to working toward one for yourself, spread the word to encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to earn their very own shirt.
Walk Yard Sign
Our new custom Walk Yard Signs are now available for $30 and will be shipped to your home! This price includes shipping. Email email@example.com to order a sign, including the information below.
- In honor or in memory
- If you would like to replace "someone" with a name
- Personalized picture
- Home address
Signs can be paid for by making a self-donation on your Walk page.
Walk BoxTeams that raise $5,000+ by September 17th will receive a Walk Box mailed to your home; Des Moines area boxes will be hand delivered. Boxes include: sidewalk chalk, balloons, Unlock ALS materials, ALS koozies and more for your Walk Day activity.
Benefits of Walking
We partnered with the IDT DSM Marathon to create a document about the benefits of walking!
Click here to learn more!