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Nana's Run Graphic 2019 - Events Page

Join Us At Nana's Run 5k on 5.4.19!

Register at TODAY!

Use code ALSA19 when registering to receive 50% off your registration fee

Athletes of all abilities, walkers or runners are all welcome at the 5k race.

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter and Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences, in partnership with the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation, present the sixth year of Nana's Run, a special 5k race held in Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday, May 4, 2019. 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.

Don't want to run, but still want to support the race? VOLUNTEER!!

1) Click this link:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy 

If you have any questions about Nana's Run or volunteering, contact Jenni Hilligoss at or 248.680.6540

Registration For The 2019 Walk To Defeat ALS Season Is OPEN!

2019 Walk Registration Open Graphic - Events Page

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!


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

Meg Callow at 248.680.6540 or


Grand Rapids Walk to Defeat ALS - Register HERE
Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 6th Street Park 

Detroit Walk to Defeat ALS - Register HERE
Saturday, September 28, 2019 | Detroit Zoo

Portage - Kalamazoo Walk to Defeat ALS - Register HERE
Saturday, October 12, 2019 | Celery Flats

Click HERE to view upcoming events in your neighborhood!

Host Your Own Event in 2018

Are you a golfer? A biker? A bowler? A spaghetti meatballer (host a benefit 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 fundraiser, please contact Jennifer Hilligoss at 248.680.6540 or The ALS Association Michigan Chapter has numerous resources available to assist you in this venture.