Walk Details

Portland Walk

Amethyst Lot Park

Walk Check-in: 9:00 AM

Walk Start: Opening Ceremony begins at 10:30; Walk begins at 11am

Participant Announcements

We're ready to defeat ALS in Portland! A few reminders for a great WALK DAY! 

-Walk to Defeat ALS will take place RAIN or SHINE. 

-The site opens to participants at 9 a.m. Opening Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. and Walk starts at 11 a.m. *This schedule may be adjusted. 

-Visit the Unlock ALS Area to pick up your KEY. Participants select a lanyard in one of four colors to represent their connection to ALS and receive a key. Unlock ALS representatives will share their stories during the opening ceremony.  

-SKIP THE LINES: Make sure your family, friends and co-workers are registered before event day! This allows us to best prepare for the event. 

-Light snacks and water will be available at the Food and Beverage Area. Meals are not provided. Feel free to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. 

-Dogs are welcome at Amethyst Lot Park. Dogs must be leashed. 

-Participants who raise at least $90 will receive the official Walk to Defeat ALS t-shirt. While supplies last. 

-Free street parking is available across the street from Amethyst Lot Park. Please carpool when possible. Additional parking available at Ocean Gateway Parking Lot at 2 Commercial Street, Portland Maine. *Parking fee may apply at Ocean Gateway Parking Lot. 

Click here to visit the Amethyst Lot Park website. 

A big THANK YOU to our current top 5 teams: 

1. Bakers Dozen 

2. Team Spunky

3.Churchill's Champions

4. Tonie's Team

5. Walking Buddies


Message from your Coordinators

Thank you for supporting the ALS community. By signing up for Walk to Defeat ALS, you are impacting people living with ALS and their families while also funding advocacy efforts and critical research so we can make ALS livable for everyone, everywhere. 

The Walk will be held at Amethyst Lot Park on Sunday, September 10, 2023! Below are some helpful links and tips to get you started. Please connect with us at walktodefeatals.org or call 401-264-0913 should you have ANY questions!

Thank you for all your efforts! 

Natale Raimo and Paul Seaver

Natale Raimo, Director, Walk to Defeat ALS: natale.raimo@als.org

Paul Seaver, Manager of Community Engagement and Events : paul.seaver@als.org 

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Fundraising Tools

Participant Guide
 Your go-to guide for everything Walk to Defeat ALS. 

5 Ways to Raise $500

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!

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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! 

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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. 



2022 Walk to Defeat ALS T-Shirt


Only participants who've raised $90 will get 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!

In addition to working toward one for yourself, you should spread the word to encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to earn their very own shirt.

Log into Participant Center to check your progress!

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