In Loving Memory of
WHY WE WILL KEEP ON WALKING
Josh Thompson was a fun-loving surfer, husband and father of two sons when he was diagnosed with ALS. Josh was a fighter, so he began his courageous 13-year battle with the disease, inspiring thousands to join him to find a cure and assist other victims of ALS. Through the annual JTWalk, Josh’s friends and family achieved extraordinary results, donating millions to ALS research while also making Virginia Beach more accessible to wounded warriors and kids with disabilities. Josh lost his battle with ALS on October 29, 2020. But his spirit lives on in the hearts and minds of thousands who will never stop walking for him.
Sunday, November 8th
Virginia Gentlemen to Honor JT Walk
The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation (VGF) will walk the Virginia Beach Boardwalk at Noon on Sunday, Nov. 8 to show support of JT Walk’s continued fight for an ALS cure. Along the way members will be challenged with tasks including ice bucket dousing, dance offs, pies in the face, polar plunges and sack races. Follow the walk live on Facebook as they complete amusing activities and walk for a cure.
To date, the VGF has raised over $3 million to help stomp out ALS!
Walk With Us
People from all walks of life join in the JT WALK. You can, too. It’s the Oceanfront’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year you can walk from anywhere - your home, your gym, your neighborhood with family and friends, or even virtually on the boardwalk with the Virginia Gentlemen! With multiple walk formats available, your participation will be more fun and interactive than ever before.
Sign up today to be a part of the cure for ALS!
Every year, the JT Walk raises millions for important community projects like these!
Outdoor adventures for disabled children and wounded veterans.
JT's Grommet Island
First-ever accessible beach park for disabled children
Advanced mobile pediatric care for CHKD patients