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Each year, The ALS Association Michigan Chapter holds several fundraising events to raise awareness and funds that help provide invaluable services to people living in Michigan with ALS. From our signature event's The Walk to Defeat ALS® and Team Challenge ALS to golf tournaments, galas, and auctions; each event raises funds and increases awareness to help The ALS Association Michigan Chapter fund local care services and vital cutting-edge research. Come join the fun and help make a difference!

Nana's Run 2018

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The ALS Association Michigan Chapter and Mercy Health, in partnership with the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation, present the 5th annual Nana's Run, a special 5k race held in Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday, May 5, 2018. 

Nana’s Run is the creation of the event chairpersons, Cassandra DeVos Thorndill and Sydney DeVos Reames. The race is a tribute to their beloved maternal grandmother Char VanderLaan, affectionately called Nana, who passed away on March 7, 2014 after battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Since Nana VanderLaan was diagnosed with ALS in October 2013, the DeVos granddaughters have made a commitment to raise awareness about the disease and to raise funds that will support patient and physician education, ALS patients and their families, and ongoing research within Michigan.

Now through April 28th - $30
April 29th through Race Day - $35
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Join The Movement Walk 2018

Walk to Defeat ALS 2018

In 2018 we are hosting 3 Walk to Defeat ALS events in Grand Rapids, Detroit and Portage Michigan. These events are more than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about.

If you have any questions about the Michigan Chapter's Walk to Defeat ALS events please contact:

Detroit - Jeanne Langley (formerly Pingle) at 248.680.6540 or
Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo - Amanda Robertson at 616.459.1900 or


Grand Rapids Walk to Defeat ALS 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018 | 6th Street Park 

Detoit Walk to Defeat ALS 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018 | Detroit Zoo

Portage - Kalamazoo Walk to Defeat ALS 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | Celery Flats

Team Challenge ALS

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Join our endurance program to help fight ALS!

Participants combine their passion and commitment to finding a cure for ALS while achieving physical challenges through athletic events, such as marathons, cycling events, winter sports, obstacle course races and other endurance activity. 

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter's upcoming Team Challenge ALS events:

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2018 Detroit Free Press Marathon
October 20 & 21, 2018

Don't miss the early bird pricing - be sure to join Team Challenge ALS during registration, choose ALS Association Michigan Chapter as the charity you're supporting.
New Race. New Challenges. Click the link below to register & discover what's new for the FREEP in 2018. 

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For more information about the Michigan Chapter's Team Challenge ALS endurance events, please contact Jennifer Hilligoss at 248.680.6540 or

Third Party Events

Host Your Own Event in 2018

Are you a golfer? A biker? A bowler? A spaghetti meatballer (host a benifit dinner!!)? Why not use your favorite hobby to fight ALS?

Many in our community host their own events to support The ALS Association Michigan Chapter's vision of creating a world without ALS. If you are interested in hosting a fundriaser, please contact Jennifer Hilligoss at 248.680.6540 or The ALS Association Michigan Chapter has numerous resources available to assist you in this venture.