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Chapter Events and Fundraisers

Each year, The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter holds several fundraising events to raise awareness and funds that help provide invaluable services to people living with ALS. Come join the fun and help make a difference! For more information on any of these events, whether to attend, donate to, sponsor or volunteer for, please contact our office at 216.592.2572/888.592.2572 or via email at

Visit our event calendar online and add events directly to your calendar!


Re-imagine Strike Out! ALS 2020

    2020 SOALS Logo Resized

Due to concerns around COVID-19, we are re-imagining our annual fundraising event, originally scheduled for May 16. For 21 years, Strike Out! ALS has raised significant annual funding for our Chapter—most recently providing $250,000 that went directly to support our critical mission of empowering people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

Stay tuned for more information about a re-imagined Strike Out! ALS 2020.

To find out more about how you can help Strike Out! ALS, contact Lynn Iams, director of development, or 216-236-3607.



2020 Northern Ohio Chapter Signature Events

 2020 Walk NOH Banner

Akron Walk to Defeat ALS
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Lock 3
Registration - 8:30 a.m.
Walk Begins - 10:00 a.m.

  Cleveland Walk to Defeat ALS
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Baldwin Wallace University
Registration - 8:30 a.m.
Walk Begins - 10:00 a.m.

Tiffin Walk to Defeat ALS
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Tiffin University 
Registration - 8:30 a.m.
Walk Begins - 10:00 a.m.

  Toledo Walk to Defeat ALS
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Promenade Park
Registration - 11:30 a.m.
Walk Begins - 1:00 p.m.




Community Partner Events

  • April 26, 2020 - MarioThon for ALS - Online streaming event. A 12-hour gaming marathon to raise money for ALS! Join GlitchCat7 and chat on a journey through as many old-school Mario games as we can find! Strange and obscure Mario titles will be played, along with classics like Super Mario World and Mario 3. Viewers can watch live on Twitch from the comfort of their own homes and donate to the cause through Tiltify. A few special incentives and prizes from GlitchCat will be available to unlock throughout the day.  This link will take you to the live stream on April 26:
  • May 16-17, 2020 - Rite Aid 2020 Cleveland Marathon and Challenge Series - Virtual event. Run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon or two races as part of the Challenge Series while raising funds for ALS. Runners can register for one of these virtual races and select our Chapter as their charity partner. Registrants are asked to log miles at the location of their choice from April 15 through May 17. Shirts and medals will be mailed in June from the race organizers. Get excited and share photos of your training, progress and virtual event by tagging photos with #IConqueredMyLand and #ALSANorthernOH. Once registered, be sure to regularly sign in to your Race Roster app as they have worked to enhance this virtual event experience. For more information on registration and fees, please visit the Marathon's registration link: Rite Aid Marathon Registration.
  • June 13, 2020 - ALS Charity Cruisin' - Team Lightner - 737 Northwest Avenue, Tallmadge, Ohio.  A cruisin' for cars, motorcycles, and trucks. Music, food, raffle, door prizes.  $10 per vehicle.  $10 for spectators.  Visit Team Lightner's Facebook event for details:  ALS Charity Cruisin'
  • September 13, 2020 - Steps for Seth - Canfield High School, 100 Cardinal Dr, Canfield, OH 44406.  5K run and 1 mile family fun run for ALS.  Contact Jordan at for details.

Through a Community Partner Event, you can raise critical funds for The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter by putting together your own special event to help in our fight to cure and treat ALS.  Click the box below to learn how to host your own event!

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR EVENTS! If at any time you have any questions about an event, please contact John Coyne at or 216.592.2572.



Walk in a Box

If you are interested in organizing a Walk in a Box, please click HERE for more information or contact John Coyne at or 216.592.2572.