Take in views of Lake Michigan and the spectacular skyline, and walk into the Soldier Field concourse.
Event Details: Please be to the TEAM MEET area by 10:00 am
Our team will meet in the general lawn area – close to the starting line and (hopefully) close to where we were last year.
Opening ceremony 10:40am-11:00am
(walk kicks off at 11:00).
Join us on Sunday, September 15th as we celebrate the dedication and support you have displayed to our family and so many others throughout the years! The 18th annual ALS Walk for Life is one of the world's largest ALS gatherings, with over 7,000 participants walking/running in support of a CURE for ALS.
This 2+ mile walk along Chicago's beautiful lakefront is a demonstration of hope, community and caring. Friends and families walk as teams, to honor the lives and legacies of their loved ones who have been affected by ALS.
RSVP to email@example.com to get on the team roster and team t-shirts ordered! Shirts need to be ordered by Friday, August 23rd. Please RSVP and include the number of shirts and sizes you would like. Shirt pickup/delivery details to follow. Donation - $20 per shirt to “Payne in the ALS”.
We'd love for you to sponsor our team! If you're interested we need your logo/info by August 23rd as well. We'd love for our current sponsors to take part again this year. Please contact Connie for more details or questions at 773-550-4059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget to "LIKE" Payne in the ALS on Facebook for more details and other fundraising events!
After the walk, the celebration continues at Yardhouse located within NEWCITY! We're grateful they're having us back again this year and appreciate their support!
For those of you riding the bus from Amboy, please RSVP to Connie ASAP. First come, first serve. The bus will leave PROMPTLY at 7:30 am from the Depot Museum parking lot.
Special thanks to Cindi Payne and family and BJ & Kayla Payne for sponsoring the bus again this year in memory of all the Payne Family members we've lost to ALS - especially Dave & Doug Payne.
THANK YOU AND HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France
ALS has been a curse on the Payne family for some time now. It has taken the lives of 21 members of our family with 1 fighting the fight every day. ALS not only affects the patient but all of the family. We have lost mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers to this disease. Some have lost their lives as young as 26 while others are much older. The average life expectancy after the diagnosis is 3-5 years.
There currently is no cure or treatment. We do have faith that one is coming soon but money is needed to continue the research. After researching, we feel that the best way that money can be spent is with ALS TDI. They are fully committed to finding a treatment as soon as possible.