The Impact of Your Donation
Why We Chose This Charity
Nan and David were inspired to walk the Camino de Santiago for their honeymoon by watching Emilio Estevez's 2010 film, "The Way." But the idea to walk the Camino for charity was a result of Nan's youngest daughter, Emily (26), an actress in LA, having just completed a walk for ALS to support her boyfriend's family member battling the disease. When Emily shared the importance of the walk to raise funds and awareness for this worthy organization with her Mom and David, they realized they had an opportunity to do the same during their 515-mile honeymoon walk, and the Honeymoon Walk For Charity - A Million Steps With Love was born.
How To Make A Donation
Donations to The ALS Association fund research both nationally and globally to seek treatments and, ultimately, a cure for ALS. The funds are used for research grants and awards to private scientists and corporations; workshops with scientists, pharmaceutical industry, and bio-technical companies; and to advocate for ALS through public policy initiatives. The ALS Association also advocates for patients and their families by serving as a resource for referrals and community support.
The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS, commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," empowering people with ALS and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. The ALS Association leads the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships.
What This Charity Provides