Recap – Pittsburgh Walk to Defeat ALS® 

On September 10th, our ALS Community reunited in-person at Point State Park for the 30th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Walk to Defeat ALS®, presented by Mascaro Family Foundation! Everyone that joined us at Point State Park, and our teams that walked remotely, made the day one we will never forget. So far, the Walk has raised over $530,000, which is an incredible 96% of the event’s $550,000 goal!

As we all know, there is always more we can do in this fight against ALS. Fundraising for the Walk doesn’t close until November and there is still time to make a donation that will directly impact our ALS community.

Unlock ALS Honors the Real Reasons We Walk to Defeat ALS

Each year, tens of thousands of people come together at Walk to Defeat ALS® events across the country with one common goal: to remember treasured loved ones and honor those who are fighting ALS every day. Unlock ALS provides Walk participants with a tangible way to recognize the real reasons we Walk to Defeat ALS. At each Walk event, participants select a lanyard in one of four colors to represent their connection to ALS.

These colors represent:

  • Gold: I have ALS
  • Blue: I Walk in Honor of Someone with ALS
  • White: I’ve Lost Someone to ALS
  • Red: I Support the Cause and Want to Defeat ALS

2022 Walk to Defeat ALS Pittsburgh Unlock Representatives:

Brett Schoenecker from “Brett’s Brew Buddies” wears the gold lanyard as someone currently living with ALS.

Brett’s wife, Jeannine, wears the blue lanyard and Walk’s to support him in his fight.

John Finnell from “Tom’s Troopers” wears the white lanyard and walks in memory of Tom Gigliotti.

Our red lanyard representative, Becky Fortuna from Maxim Healthcare, wears her lanyard to support the fight against ALS.

Walk Day Contest Winners

Congratulations to our contest winners of the day!

  • Team T-shirt Contest – Brett’s Brew Buddies
  • Team Tent Decorating Contest – MMC – Marching for Lisa Mulroy

Find Your Walk Day Photos!

Want to relive Walk day? Click the link below to find all of the team and Walk day photos captured by our professional Walk photographers.

Download your team photo to share with your fellow team members!

Thank you to all who participated and fundraised to support our ALS community. We are truly all in this together as we continue to raise funds, spread awareness, and support ALS families in western Pennsylvania.

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