Walk Details

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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!

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 cassidy@alsaiowa.org or 515-783-4117. I can't wait to see what we wil accomplish together this year!

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Walking As One 2021 Cover Photo

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.

Walk Your Way Logo

Below are some photos from Walk day last year! Click here to view the 2020 Shutterfly photo album.

Team Ron O 2020Goin 4 Guz 2020Diane's Warriors 2 2020

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.

Fundraising Tools

Walker Handbook
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!

Deposit Slip
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

Did you know that you can raise money for this year’s Walk through Facebook? Connect your fundraising page with Facebook's Fundraising platform to easily ask for support from your network! 

Facebook Fundraising Button Walk 2019


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 Walk to Defeat ALS 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.

Log into Participant Center to check your progress!

2021 walk 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 cassidy@alsaiowa.org 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.

2021 Walk Yard Sign Front2021 Walk Yard Sign Back


Walk Box

Teams 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.

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Fundraising Recognition

Fundraising Recognition

Benefits of Walking 

We partnered with the IDT DSM Marathon to create a document about the benefits of walking!

Click here to learn more!


Walk to Defeat ALS Alumni

5-9 Years

Courageous Curt and his Crew

Team Ed


10+ Years

Cruisin' for a Cure

Daddy Said So

Team Phil


Get Social

Make sure you become of a fan of our Chapter on Facebook to receive information about fundraising contests, shout outs to outstanding teams and walkers, and important Walk Day details!

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Thank You to Our National Sponsors

Our Local Presenting Sponsor

Our Local Sponsors