Walk Details

 We hope you can join us for the 2023 Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday, September 10th.  Registration begins at 9:30am, and the welcome ceremony to kickoff the walk will be held at 10:45am, with the Walk starting at 11am. This event brings together those living with ALS, family, friends, co-workers and others impacted by ALS to join in the fight to find a cure for ALS. 

Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the services and resources provided by the ALS Association by visiting the Care Services Area, enjoy live entertainment with  "Razing The Bar", activities, caricature artist, a kid zone area, food trucks, including Swensons, Dough Daddy and Birdigo and more.

Proudly serving as honorary co-chairs for this year's Walk are David Hollister, Managing Director of Newmark, and Michael Polito, Esq., Partner with Polito Burke Rodstrom Szep LLP. David was diagnosed in 2022 with degenerative motor neuron disease, a family of illnesses that includes ALS,, and Michael lost his brother and best friend Dr. Anthony "Tony" Polito to ALS in 2021.

Cleveland Walk



Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence


Walk Check-in: 9:30 AM
Walk Start: 11:00 AM

Participant Announcements


Message from your Coordinator

Hello everyone! We are so thrilled you are joining us for the Walk to Defeat ALS! Please don't hesistate to contact me if you have ANY questions!

The Walk will be held at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence on Sunday, September 10, 2023!

Thank you for joining us as we spread our message of hope all around the region!

Below are some helpful links and tips to get you started!

Walker Tools  |  Participant Center  | Register Now

Fundraising Tools

Walker Handbook
Your go-to guide for everything Walk related. It contains interesting ideas, helpful tips, and chapter contact information.

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!

Participant Center Fundraising Guide
Our participant center provides all the tools you’ll need to tell your Walk story and share it with your network. Check out our guide with step-by-step instructions to help you fundraise and ultimately help us defeat ALS.

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. 



2022 Walk to Defeat ALS T-Shirt


Remember - 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! If you have a donor who would like a shirt, we recommend asking them to register as a member of your team and make a self donation.

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.

Statistically speaking, someone around the world is diagnosed with ALS every 90 minutes, and every 90 minutes someone loses their battle with ALS. Recognizing the importance of "every 90 minutes," the T-shirt minimum is $90. It is our hope that this minimum will reinforce this critical statistic and help you develop a better understanding of the disease.

Log into Participant Center to check your progress!

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Thank You to Our National Sponsors

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