Charity Walks Blog

Providing tips and resources for charity walks

Discover a cause you are passionate about. Take action by getting involved with a charity walk event in your area. Start with the list of charity walks below.

Don’t limit your participation to only being a walker. Contact the charity of your choice and find out other ways you can use your skills and experiences to contribute to the event. They need people to support areas such as planning, promotion, setup and entertainment. You can make a difference in a variety of ways.

AIDS

Name: AIDS Walk
Charity: various
Website: http://www.aidswalk.net

Allergy

Name: Walk for Food Allergy – Moving Toward a Cure
Charity: The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
Website: http://www.FoodAllergyWalk.org

Alzheimer’s Disease

Name: Memory Walk
Charity: Alzheimer’s Association
Website: http://www.alz.org/memorywalk/

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Name: Walk For ALS
Charity: ALS Society of Canada
Website: http://www.walkforals.ca

Name: Walk to Defeat ALS
Charity: The ALS Association
Website: http://www.WalkToDefeatALS.org

Angelman Syndrome

Name: Angelman Syndrome Foundation National Walk
Charity: Angelman Syndrome Foundation
Website: http://www.angelman.org/walk/

Animal Welfare

Name: PetWalk
Charity: PetSmart Charities
Website: http://www.mypetwalk.org

Arthritis

Name: Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Charity: Arthritis Foundation
Website: http://www.arthritis.org/jingle-bell-run.php

Name: Let’s Move Together Arthritis Walk
Charity: Arthritis Foundation
Website: http://www.LetsMoveTogether.org

Name: Walk to Fight Arthritis
Charity: The Arthritis Society
Website: http://www.walktofightarthritis.ca

Autism

Name: Autism Speaks’ Walk Now for Autism
Charity: Autism Speaks
Website: http://www.WalkNowForAutism.org

Birth Defects

Name: March for Babies
Charity: March of Dimes Foundation
Website: http://www.MarchForBabies.org

Bleeding and Clotting Disorders (including Hemophilia)

Name: Hemophilia Walk
Charity: National Hemophilia Foundation
Website: http://www.hemophilia.org/walk/

Blindness

Name: VisionWalk
Charity: Foundation Fighting Blindness
Website: http://www.VisionWalk.org

Brain Tumor

Name: Brain Tumor Walk
Charity: National Brain Tumor Society
Website: http://www.BrainTumor.org/events/

Cancer

Name: Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Charity: Avon Foundation
Website: http://walk.AvonFoundation.org

Name: Breast Cancer 3-Day
Charity: Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Website: http://www.the3Day.org

Name: K9 Cancer Walk
Charity: Morris Animal Foundation
Website: http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/ways-to-donate/events/

Name: Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk
Charity: National Lung Cancer Partnership
Website: http://www.FreeToBreathe.com

Name: Light the Night Walk
Charity: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Website: http://www.LightTheNight.org

Name: Macmillan Cancer Walk
Charity: Macmillan Cancer Support
Website: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Fundraising/Walkingevents/WalkingEvents.aspx

Name: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Charity: American Cancer Society
Website: http://MakingStrides.acsevents.org

Name: MoonWalk and SunWalk
Charity: Walk the Walk
Website: http://www.walkthewalk.org

Name: Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
Charity: The Lustgarten Foundation
Website: http://www.pancreaticcancerresearchevents.org

Name: PurpleStride
Charity: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Website: http://www.purplestride.org

Name: Relay For Life
Charity: American Cancer Society (ACS)
Website: http://www.RelayForLife.org

Name: Walk for Hope
Charity: City of Hope
Website: http://nationalevents.cityofhope.org

Name: Walk Ten
Charity: Marie Curie Cancer Care
Website: http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/events/walking/

Name: Push for Your Tush
Charity: Colon Cancer Canada
Website: http://coloncancercanada.ca/sharis-story

Child Cruelty

Name: Hike Against Cruelty to Kids (HACK)
Charity: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Website: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/get-involved/join-an-event/get-active/walk/HACK/hack-hub_wdh80935.html

Cystic Fibrosis

Name: Great Strides
Charity: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Website: http://www.cff.org/GREAT_STRIDES/

Diabetes

Name: Walk to Cure Diabetes
Charity: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF)
Website: http://walk.JDRF.org

Name: Step Out
Charity: American Diabetes Association
Website: http://StepOut.Diabetes.org

Digestive Diseases

Name: Heel ‘n’ Wheel-a-Thon
Charity: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada
Website: http://www.heelnwheelathon.ca

Name: Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis
Charity: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
Website: http://online.ccfa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TS_homepage

Disabilities

Name: Walk With Me
Charity: Easter Seals
Website: http://www.WalkWithMe.org

Down Syndrome

Name: Buddy Walk
Charity: National Down Syndrome Society
Website: http://BuddyWalk.org

Drunk Driving

Name: Walk Like MADD
Charity: Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Website: http://www.WalkLikeMADD.org

Education

Name: UNCF Annual Walk For Education
Charity: United Negro College Fund
Website: http://www.uncf.org/calendar/

Epilepsy

Name: National Walk for Epilepsy
Charity: Epilepsy Foundation
Website: http://www.WalkForEpilepsy.org

Granting Wishes

Name: Walk for Wishes
Charity: Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
Website: http://www.wish.org/news/events

Name: Wishmaker Walk for Wishes
Charity: The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
Website: http://www.childrenswish.ca/en-va/events/1045

Heart Defects, Disease and Stroke

Name: Congenital Heart Walk
Charity: Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF)
Website: http://congenitalheartwalk.org

Name: Start! Heart Walk
Charity: American Heart Association
Website: http://startwalkingnow.org/start_heart_walk.jsp

Hunger

Name: CROP Hunger Walk
Charity: Church World Service
Website: http://www.CropWalkOnline.org

Name: Walk the World
Charity: World Food Programme
Website: http://www.MovingTheWorld.org/walk_the_world/

Huntington’s Disease

Name: Team Hope Walk for Huntington’s Disease
Charity: Huntington’s Disease Society of America
Website: http://www.hdsa.org/team-hope-2012/

Hydrocephalus

Name: Hydrocephalus Walk
Charity: Hydrocephalus Association
Website: http://www.hydroassoc.org/hydrocephalus-walk/

Kidney Disease

Name: Kidney Walk
Charity: National Kidney Foundation
Website: http://walk.Kidney.org

Name: Walk for PKD
Charity: PKD Foundation
Website: http://walkforpkd.org

Liver Disease

Name: Liver Life Walk
Charity: American Liver Foundation
Website: http://www.LiverFoundation.org/walk

Lung Disease

Name: Lung Walk
Charity: American Lung Association
Website: http://www.lungusa.org/donate/events/lung-walk/

Lupus

Name: Walk for Lupus Now
Charity: Lupus Foundation of America
Website: http://www.lupus.org/newsite/pages/Walk-to-End-Lupus-Now.html

Name: Walk with Us to Cure Lupus
Charity: Alliance for Lupus Research
Website: http://walk.LupusResearch.org

Lyme Disease and other Tick-Borne Diseases

Name: Create Footprints™ in the Fight Against Lyme Disease
Charity: Turn the Corner Foundation
Website: http://www.drupal.turnthecorner.org/content/walks

Mental Illness

Name: NAMIWalks
Charity: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Website: http://www.NAMI.org/namiwalks

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Name: Challenge Walk
Charity: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Website: http://www.ChallengeWalk.org

Name: Walk MS
Charity: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Website: http://www.WalkMS.org

Muscular Dystrophy

Name: MDA Stride & Ride
Charity: Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Wevsite: http://www.MDAwalk.org

Obesity

Name: Walk from Obesity
Charity: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation (ASMBS), Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)
Website: http://www.WalkFromObesity.com

Poverty

Name: Partnership Walk
Charity: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) USA
Website: http://www.partnershipsinaction.org/walk/

Name: World Partnership Walk
Charity: Aga Khan Foundation Canada
Website: http://www.WorldPartnershipWalk.com

Preeclampsia

Name: Promise Walk for Preeclampsia
Charity: Preeclampsia Foundation
Website: http://www.promisewalk.org

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Name: Walk to Cure Psoriasis
Charity: National Psoriasis Foundation
Website: http://walk.psoriasis.org

Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence

Name: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Charity: Local rape crisis centers
Website: http://www.walkamileinhershoes.org

Scleroderma

Name: Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk
Charity: Scleroderma Foundation
Website: http://www.scleroderma.org/site/PageServer?pagename=SO_homepage#.UEykiaM8r1k

Suicide

Name: Out of the Darkness Community Walks
Charity: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Website: http://www.OutOfTheDarkness.org

Students Helping Honduras 

Clown at 2009 Fredericksburg Arthritis Walk

Walk MS Volunteers

Face Painting at Frederickdburg Arthritis Walk

Fredericksburg Walk MS

Walk for Mental Wellness in Fredericksburg

Dog at Fredericksburg Arthritis Walk

Bounce at Walk for Mental Wellness

Walk for Mental Wellness in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Arthritis Walk 2008

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11 Responses so far.

  1. Roger CarrNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks to my friend Michael Gibbons at Buttons for Hope http://www.buttonsofhope.com for sharing some additional charity walks for this list. Do you have a favorite national/international charity walk that is not on the list? Please post a comment and let me know.

    • Hi Roger

      I didn’t see the Promise Walk organization on here… which the Oklahoma City Promise Walk for Preeclampsia is one of the national walks which will be happening on 11 May 2013. How do I get them added?

      Laura

      • Roger CarrNo Gravatar says:

        Hi Laura,

        Sorry about that. I have now added the Promise Walk to the list. If you would like to promote your Oklahoma City Promise Walk for Preeclampsia on this website, send me a proposed blog post and I will promote it that way. If you are doing something unique to raise attendance, funds or awareness, be sure to highlight it in the post. Something like your mini “men in heels” race (hint, hint). Thanks.

        Roger

  2. [...] in Uncategorized | by koodooz AIDS Walk.  Race for the Cure.  March of Dimes.  The concept of walking to raise awareness is a beloved and effective tool for supporting a [...]

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  4. LisaNo Gravatar says:

    Congenital Heart Walk – The Children’s Heart Foundation has partnered with the Adult Congenital Heart Association to walk for awareness and to raise money to fund research for Congenital Heart Defects, the number one birth defect in America! The first walk was held on the campus of George Mason University, on September 12, 2010. http://congenitalheartwalk.org/

  5. JulieNo Gravatar says:

    Please add Purple Stride’s walk/run for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to your list! This is such an important cause that has too few survivors and not enough research. Thank you!


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