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2019 Walk Team Captain Kickoff Party!
Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate

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Please join us for the 2019 Walk to Defeat ALS Kickoff Party at Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate!

The Walk to Defeat ALS is the largest annual gathering of the ALS Community and here in San Diego, we're doing all we can to make the 2019 Walk to Defeat ALS our biggest and best ever! In order to take a powerful step in that direction, this Kickoff is designed to help us all inform, instruct, and inspire one another best we can - it will be a beautiful venue with wonderful people like you in attendance! The Kickoff location is family friendly and ADA compliant. 

In addition to all of below, ALL Team Captains in attendance receive a FREE entry for a chance to win up to $2,500 in cash for their walk team! Plus a guaranteed all you can eat Maine Lobster Buffet and a new windbreaker jacket! 

This event is open to 2019 Walk Captains (plus a guest), PALS, and Walk Partners and Sponsors.

So what can I expect?

  • Complimentary beverages, beer and win drink tickets, and delicious Mexican food generously made possible by Frida's Cocina!
  • Meet and mingle with other Walk Captains
  • Details on this year's Walk to Defeat ALS to be held Sunday October 20, 2019
  • Awards
  • Raffle!
  • Pick up your Team Captain Toolkit and Flyers
  • Our chapter staff will help you to:
    • Register your team
    • Update and personalize your team page
    • Download the Walk to Defeat ALS mobile app
    • Strategize on how to hit and exceed your team goal
    • Answer any questions you may have


  • 1:00-1:30 Arrival, beverages, and mingle
  • 1:30-2:30 Food is served, Kickoff Speaker, Presentation, and Awards
  • 2:30-4:00 Team Captain personalized assistance and networking

Are Team Captains required to attend? We highly encourage Team Captains to attend but attendance is not required. If you cannot attend, please send another member or supporter from your team! For those unable to attend, our Greater San Diego Chapter staff will be available leading up to the Walk via face-to-face, phone, email, or conference call in order to learn more about your team and help you reach and exceed your team goals! 

Why is this important? As the leader of your team, you have a powerful impact by helping to fund:

  • Care services for those living with ALS, such as transportation, educational seminars, referrals and equipment loans.
  • Global research in more than 126 research labs spanning eight countries. That’s right---you’re funding genetic research, clinical trials, and promising new scientists.
  • Grassroots and nationwide advocacy to ensure those living with ALS don’t lose access to resources provided by government programs. You’re also funding legislative initiatives to speed the development and approval of new treatments, secure $80 million annually in government funding of ALS research, and enhance the quality of life of people with ALS, such as eliminating the 24-Month waiting period for Medicare or preserving access to complex rehab technologies. 

But you know what? The Walk to Defeat ALS is more than that.

It’s the one time every year you can join with other families who understand your journey. It’s the time we come together as a community to celebrate, honor, and remember our loved ones.

It’s your chance for your team to show support for a loved one living with the disease, because together, we can DEFEAT ALS. 

 Thank you for being a Team Captain. Let’s gooooooooooo!

For any questions or to RSVP over the phone, please email or call 858-271-5547




Photos: Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
14050 Carmel Ridge Road
San Diego, CA 92128

We're sorry, the deadline for registering for this event has passed.