We’ve all had to rethink things this spring. From work, to school, to even a quick trip to the grocery store, everything we thought of as normal or routine now requires us to think differently. Sometimes this is easy, often it is hard, but it is always different than we were used to.
It has been the same with us and the 2020 St. Louis Walk to Defeat ALS. We have had to think differently about how we can bring this event to you, and we have!
For the safety of the people with ALS we serve, their families, our staff, and supporters, our 2020 St. Louis Walk to Defeat ALS will not occur in Forest Park this year. Instead, we’re bringing the Walk to you!
We still want you all to walk this June 27 at 10 a.m., but we want you to walk where it makes sense for you: down your street, in your neighborhood park, around your coffee table … anywhere you want! Just be sure to observe social distancing measures and be safe! Our Chapter will provide Walk team captains with a step by step guide on how to create your own Walk. Be on the lookout for resources coming soon.
And we don’t want anyone to miss out on the community spirit we all enjoy on Walk day, so we’ll be providing you with opportunities to watch some of the features from Walk day on our Facebook page, and ask you to join in by using the #ALSWalkYourWay hashtag when you post about your Walk on social media.
Although the course will look different, our purpose remains the same—to walk in honor of those affected by ALS and raise much needed funds to support research, care services and advocacy for our ALS community.
COVID-19 presents significant challenges for our fundraising efforts, so we need your active participation more than ever. In the coming days and weeks, we’ll tell you more about how we’ll help you promote the walk among your family, friends and other potential supporters. Stay tuned to your email and our Walk to Defeat ALS – St. Louis Regional Chapter Facebook page for more.
We have all had to rethink things this spring, but we haven’t rethought our end goal for the Walk to Defeat ALS: to walk towards the day when there is no ALS. No virus can stop us as we continue our effort. Help us move closer to a world without ALS this June 27. #ALSWalkYourWay.