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Greater New York Chapter

About the Walk to Defeat ALS

The ALS Association’s premier event, our Walk to Defeat ALS® is an outlet for communities across the nation to demonstrate their concern for and the urgent need to find the cure for ALS while providing the best care for those who are currently battling the disease.

What began more than 15 years ago as a grassroots effort to increase awareness has now turned into a National Signature Event that the entire ALS community rallies behind, growing the number of teams and participants each year.

We were so encouraged to have the most successful Walk season in 2014 in combination with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Whether reinvigorated by the Challenge or new and concerned about our cause, over 150,000 ALS supporters nationwide participated in local Walks this year.  It was incredible to feel your support, as Walks across the country broke fundraising and attendance records, and enthusiasm was off the charts! Celebrities and people near and far were not only accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge, but also coming out in droves to show their support, some even participating in multiple Walks! 

Help us keep the momentum going in 2017!

Read from participants about why they Walk

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