2021 Northern IL Mini-Walk to Defeat ALS Details
2021 Walk Theme: Superhero | Chapter Colors: Red & Yellow | Chapter Symbol: Sunflower
Coming *2* a Neighborhood Near You
We encourage all Mini-Walks to take place on Saturday, September 18th at 10:00 am.
Our acclaimed Mini-Walk platform is back for year two! That means you choose:
- where you walk
- who you walk with
- and the distance you walk
We are giving everyone the tools to host their own Walk to Defeat ALS from home to fit their team. It is our goal to have 50 events hosted on September 18th throughout Northern Illinois. Will you join us?
Not sure about accepting this mission? Don't fret. We have awesome staff members that will help you every step of the way. 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 Monday, July 12th.
Want to know who your best friends will be over the next few months? Keep scrolling to meet Kendra and Sam!
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!
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.
Interested in becoming one of our amazing Mini-Walk sponsors? Connect with Kendra today!
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.
Virtual Mini-Walk Kick-Off | Monday, July 12, 7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom
Get the details you need to started on your Mini-Walk and learn how the Mini-Walks create a lasting impact in our community You DON'T want to miss this! Watch the recording here.
Team Week | Monday, August 9-Friday, August 13
You and your team have a chance to win prizes from daily challenges designed to help you reach your team and fundraising goals. We'll post a new challenge Monday through Friday, and you're welcome to participate in as many of the days as you'd like. Teams who participate in all five challenges will be entered in a drawing to win the chapter-wide grand prize!
Team Meeting #1 | Tuesday, August 24, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Hop on Facebook where Sam and Kendra will go live to answer questions and share recommendations for your Mini-Walks. During meeting one, we'll talk about building a team & fundraising tips. Have a question or suggestion you want to share with other walkers? Email us or comment during the video! Watch the recording here.
Team Meeting #2 | Tuesday, September 7, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
We can't wait to hear what everyone has planned, so we'll hop on Facebook one more time before Mini-Walk day to check in. During the second meeting, we'll talk through our recommended Mini-Walk checklist and share some "to-dos" and "not to-dos." (Direct link will be available one-week in advance.)
Team Captain Superhero Supply Boxes | Available now - a box will be mailed to team captains when they register
Superhero Guide Book | everything you need to know about Walk Season can be found in this guide!
Deposit Slips | for use turning in offline donations
Communication Calendar | Want to know when we will post updates, host meetings, or send emails? This calendar has the dates you need
Social Media Tools | Whether you are on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, we have you covered! Plus, games for your social media stories
Social Sunflower | Quick and easy way to raise funds utilizing our chapter symbol (the sunflower) and social media
Each registered individual that raises $90 will earn a 2021 Walk to Defeat ALS Northern IL T-Shirt. Key pieces of information about t-shirts:
Join the 2021 Mini-Walks Facebook Group to share ideas, tips, and encouragement with fellow walkers as we work together to create a world without ALS.