WALK TO DEFEAT ALS FAQ
IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE?
All Iowa Walk to Defeat ALS events do not require a registration fee but we encourage all participants to fundraise or make a donation. However, walkers that make a self-donation typically raise 3x more money than walkers who do not!
DO I NEED TO REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, please! Registering online gives you access to great fundraising resources and lets us keep you updated on the latest Walk to Defeat ALS info. It also gives us an idea of how many people to expect at each Walk, so we can plan ahead for refreshments, staffing needs and more.
CAN I REGISTER MY FAMILY UNDER ONE USERNAME ACCOUNT?
Unfortunately, all walkers must be registered under separate accounts. For example, Jane and her daughters Susie and Lucy must register separately. BUT, you can use the same email for each of them.
I PARTICIPATED LAST YEAR BUT FORGOT MY LOGIN, HELP!
To retrieve your login information, please send us an email at email@example.com. Or click “Forgot Username” or “Forgot Password” after attempting to login and an email will be sent directly to you.
CAN I PARTICIPATE IN A WALK TO DEFEAT ALS EVENT IF I'M NOT ON A TEAM?
Absolutely! You can choose to walk and fundraise individually.
HOW CAN I JOIN A TEAM?
When you register, you can choose to join an existing team or create your own by registering as a team captain.
WHAT DO I DO AS A TEAM CAPTAIN?
Team captains recruit other walkers and inspire them to raise money for The ALS Iowa Chapter. They serve as leaders for their team, encouraging them and getting them excited for the big day! The staff at The Iowa Chapter will provide you with fundraising tools, posters, tips and tricks to make your team fundraising successful!
IS THERE A FUNDRAISING MINIMUM?
No, but we encourage every participant to support The Iowa Chapter by donating and fundraising. Every drop adds up!
HOW ARE DONATIONS MADE?
Donations can be made via cash, check or online with a credit card. All checks should be made payable to The ALS Iowa Chapter.
MY COMPANY WOULD LIKE TO HELP! DO YOU ACCEPT EMPLOYER MATCHING DONATIONS?
Yes! Click this link to learn more.
ARE DONATIONS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes, all donations to The ALS Iowa Chapter and Walk to Defeat ALS are tax-deductible.
HOW DO I GET ONE OF THOSE COOL WALK SHIRTS I SEE PEOPLE WEARING?
Any participant who raises or donates $75 or more, on or before Walk Day, will receive an official Walk to Defeat ALS T-shirt.
HELP! I CAN'T ATTEND THE WALK BUT WANT TO STAY INVOLVED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
No fear! You can choose to sign up as a "Virtual Walker" when you register. This means that even though you won't be walking in person, you'll still run a fundraising campaign and virtually "walk" to support The ALS Iowa Chapter.
WHAT KIND OF FUNDRAISING SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE FROM THE CHAPTER?
The ALS Iowa Chapter staff can assist you every step of the way with helpful fundraising resources, and any other support you may need. And, your online Participant Center is filled with great fundraising tools and resources to help you be successful.
YAY, IT'S WALK DAY! WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Make sure to bring your completed walker donation form and collection envelope with any cash or check donations and turn them in when you register. Donations can also be handed into/ mailed to The ALS Iowa Chapter beforehand.
HOW FAR IS EACH WALK ROUTE?
Most walks will not be longer than 1 mile in total. We wanted to create a route that was as inclusive as we can get for everyone!
WHAT ABOUT BAD WEATHER?
All Walk to Defeat ALS events will take place rain or shine (even snow!). In case of dangerous weather, The ALS Iowa Chapter staff will send out any pertinent information.
OTHER WAYS TO FUNDRAISE
I DON'T HAVE AN ALS WALK IN MY AREA. HOW CAN I START A WALK TO DEFEAT ALS EVENT?
To receive more information on how to start a Community Walk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help in any way we can!
I WANT TO FUNDRAISE FOR THE IOWA CHAPTER, BUT I AM NOT INTERESTED IN A WALK. WHAT ARE OTHER OPTIONS?
We have many ways to get involved! Through our Ice Bucket Donation Program, golf outings, and more… just email email@example.com for more information.