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Fundraising Events

Our events raise funds and increase awareness to help The ALS Association fund vital cutting-edge research and our patient services program. Come join the fun and help make a difference!


Saturday, June 24, 2023
Forest Park

Join us for this year’s St. Louis Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, June 24, 2023, in Forest Park. Your participation in the Walk to Defeat ALS has a direct impact on people living with ALS and their families at the local level. Through education, support groups, access to care and advocacy, we are working to defeat ALS and provide hope to people living with ALS and their families. For more information or to register, visit For questions or more information, please email:

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Dowd Bennett. Thank you to our additional sponsors, Alliance Rehab and Medical Equipment and The Family of Ray Van de Riet Sr.


Saturday, July 29, 2023
Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery

Keep your eyes on the pies and join us for the 13th annual Kimmswick 5K and 1 mile Walk and Fun Run on July 29, 2023! Run through historic Kimmswick, along the Mississippi River, the Anheuser Estate and the Windor Harbor Bridge (the oldest known wrought iron bridge in Missouri). The Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery’s famous “Levee High” apple pies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers. Hang around post-race for attendance prizes, refreshments, raffles, music, shopping and more. 

Visit the website to register, volunteer, or to make a donation Questions or need help signing up? Please contact Brittany Hafford Smith at or call 314.876.6858.


Friday, August 25, 2023
Glen Echo Country Club

Join us for the 28th Annual Swing for a Cure Golf Tournament. This event features 18 holes of golf, brunch, and food and games on the course at the historic Glen Echo Country Club. Following your round, enjoy cocktails, a buffet, and an extensive silent auction topped off by hearing how your round supports people with ALS and the search for a cure.

To purchase a sponsorship, visit our website: For more information on how you can get involved or to volunteer on the day of the event, contact Brittany Hafford Smith at or call 314.876.6858.


Saturday, September 16, 2023
Southwind Park, Springfield, Illinois

Please join us for the 2023 Springfield Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, September 16th at Southwind Park. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is a free event and is the number one way our community can join together to show support for people living with ALS. Attending the Walk you will be surrounded by people with ALS, families and supporters all committed to fighting ALS! In addition to the in-person event at Southwind, all teams have the option of hosting their own Walk Your Way Event in their own neighborhood. To register and for additional information, please click here. For questions or more information, please email:


Friday, November 10, 2023

Save the Date for the 2023 Game On! This event is The ALS Association’s premier dinner event, combining fun and fundraising in one elaborate extravaganza. This energetic party will continue to be a “Game Changer”, carrying on the momentum of the Ice Bucket Bash, and positively impacting the future of the ALS landscape.

Community Partner Events

A Community Partner event is a fundraising activity that is organized and managed by a family, group or individual who is acting independent of The ALS Association. Examples of Community Partner events might include; golf outings, bike rides, auctions, raffles, walks or runs.
Click here for more information and a schedule of community partner events.

If you have questions or are interested in hosting your own event please contact us at


Care Services Events


There are times we can all use support, and community. Our support groups offer comfort and connection for people with ALS, caregivers, and family members at all stages of their journey. Click here to learn more about local support groups.


Caregiver  Workshops are presented by former and current caregivers. In addition to insights shared by experienced caregivers, the workshops provide dedicated “hands-on” time, enabling you to experience the equipment and practice the techniques first-hand. Beyond the specific topics of the workshops, you will have the opportunity to talk with caregivers who have experienced some of the challenges you may be facing. All workshops are 12:30pm-4:30pm. Contact for more information or to RSVP to the next caregiver workshop. 

Upcoming workshops:

Overcoming Breathing & Swallowing Challenges- Friday, May 19, 2023

Overcoming Voice Weakness Challenges-  Friday, July 21, 2023

Overcoming Lower Body Weakness Challenges- Friday, October 20, 2023

Making Your Home Work For You- Friday, November 17, 2023