Event Info

Ocean City Walk

Ocean City Sports & Civic Center

Walk Check-in: 9:00 AM
Walk Start: 10:00 AM


Participant Announcements

Thank you!

The 2023 Walk to Defeat ALS in Ocean City was a huge success! On behalf of everyone at the Greater Philadelphia Chapter, thank you. We are so grateful for all our Walk to Defeat ALS donors, participants, sponsors, and volunteers!

Funds from the Walk support local patient service programs, including access to multidisciplinary clinics, equipment loan programs, assistive technology, and more to ease the burden of ALS.

Funds from the Walk also support cutting-edge research programs around the world. Through these research projects, scientists are working to slow the progression of ALS and search for a cure - to create a world without ALS.

Your donations and fundraising efforts for the Walk to Defeat ALS make our work possible! Fundraising for the Walk will close at the end of the year, so if you wish to make any additional donations to support our mission - there is still time.


The Countdown is ON!

The Walk to Defeat ALS in Ocean City is this Saturday! We can't wait to see you at the Ocean City Sports & Civic Center. Check-in will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and the Walk will start after a brief Opening Ceremony at 10:00 AM. Below are a few reminders to get you prepared for the Walk to Defeat ALS!

  • Parking is available behind the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center. The parking entrance is on 5th Street and is free for all Walk participants.
  • The Walk will begin at the Ocean City Sports & Civic Center and then participants will walk up to the boardwalk.
  • If you have additional cash or check donations, please give them to your Team Captain to place in donation envelopes available at registration.
  • For those bringing their friends and family to the walk that did not register online, please have them visit the registration table to officially sign up!
  • If you raised $90 by August 30, visit the t-shirt table to collect your Walk shirt.
Below is a map of the Walk to Defeat ALS layout and Walk route.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Can't wait to see you at the Walk to Defeat ALS!
Taylor Montgomery

Message from your Coordinator

Hello everyone!

We are so thrilled you are joining us for the Walk to Defeat ALS in Ocean City on Saturday, Septmeber 16, 2023! The Walk to Defeat ALS is a one-day celebration to honor those with ALS and remember those we have lost to the disease.

Throughout the day, teams can collect their Unlock ALS keys and fill out the paper key to hang on the tribute tent. Hear your team name announced and take photos with your friends and family. Speak with other members of the Walk to learn about their journey and grow our community of hope.

By participating in the Ocean City Walk to Defeat ALS, you can make a difference in the lives of people with ALS and help fund groundbreaking research for a cure.

Please don't hesitate to reach out with ANY questions! Contact the Ocean City Walk Manager, Taylor Montgomery at Taylor@alsphiladelphia.org or 215-664-4143.

Below are some helpful links and tips to get you started!


Fundraising Tools

Walker Handbook
Your go-to guide for everything Walk related. It contains interesting ideas, helpful tips, and chapter contact information.

My Walk Supporters Pledge Sheet
Print this worksheet out and keep track of your donations!

Deposit Slip
Are you mailing your donations to The ALS Association before the Walk? Help them out and fill out a deposit slip!


Boost Your Fundraising Efforts

Share Your Fundraiser: Share a link to your fundraiser on social media! Copy your Personal Page URL and post it on your social media accounts. Encourage your friends and family to donate directly to your Walk fundraising efforts! Prefer to send an email? Make a $5 donation and use our templates to let your address book know about your fundraising efforts.
Make a Call: Sometimes it is best to pick up the phone and make a call! Talk to your friends or family about the importance of the Walk to Defeat ALS. Ask them to donate or join your team!
Celebrate Fundraising Victories: When you reach a fundraising milestone, share the good news! Thank your donors with a phone call or email. Every donation goes a long way to support the Chapter's mission.



2023WalkTShirtOnly participants who raise $90 by August 30, 2023, will get a t-shirt. This benefit is awarded to individuals, not teams or donors, so make sure the donations to your personal fundraising record add up!

In addition to working toward one for yourself, you should spread the word to encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to earn their very own shirt.


Follow Us on Social Media

Stay connected with the Greater Philadelphia Chapter (@GPCWalktoDefeat) on Facebook and Instagram!