Mark your calendars! Thursday, August 10, our Team Gene Mini-Walk steps off at 5 pm!

Gene lost his battle with ALS May 30th. Join us raising money to honor him and to help find a cure for ALS.

Let’s make this the biggest and best Team Gene Walk yet! Help us meet our $40,000 goal.

The third annual Team Gene Mini-Walk begins in the Main Office parking lot where tents will be set-up for taco dinners after the Walk. Bring extra dollars for raffle tickets… as in past years there are fabulous prizes donated by local businesses, Chicago sports teams, big corporations and individuals.

The ALS Association launched Unlock ALS to make a difference in the lives of people living with this progressive neurodegenerative disease. Walk to Defeat ALS events get people involved in the ALS Association’s mission, campaigns and activities. In 2019, Gene Anderson, founder of Anderson Lock, was diagnosed with ALS.  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” is named after the famous New York Yankees baseball player who was forced to retire after developing the disease in 1939.

Our goal this year is to exceed last year’s total, and once again Anderson Lock is matching the first $10,000!

Sign-up for the Walk, and donate online. Here is a link to the TEAM GENE page on the ALS Association’s website:


The vision of the ALS Association is to create a world without ALS. The mission of the ALS Association is “to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.” Unlock ALS Walks are the #1 way supporters raise funds for those living with ALS. There are more than 170 events across the country. In addition, the walk events provide a way to honor those who have lost their lives because of ALS, and serve as a reminder that the key to a cure begins with us.