Virtual Walk - Sunday, November 8th

Why We Walk

Josh Thompson was a fun-loving surfer, husband and father of two when he was first diagnosed with ALS. Ever since, his friends and family have been determined to help him fight back. Thirteen years ago, they started the annual JT Walk to raise money and awareness for ALS research. Along the way, they made our city more fun and accessible for wounded warriors and kids with disabilities, too. The results have been extraordinary.

Read the full JT Walk story here

Amount Raised


Goal $400,000



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, and via live feed, VGF members will be challenged with pranks and tasks including ice bucket dousing, dance offs, treasure hunts, pies in the face, polar plunges and sack races. Follow the walk live on Facebook or safely in-person on the Boardwalk 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 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!

Enter to Win, Enter to Give!

Buy a JT Walk $10 raffle ticket and be entered to win a two-night stay at The Main Norfolk paired with a three-course dinner at Saltine (alcohol and gratuity not included). More raffle items will be announced over the coming weeks!

No limit on the amount of tickets that can be purchased so go BIG! Tickets will be pulled on Sunday, Nov. 8 throughout the day live on Facebook. Winners will be contacted post-announcement. Proceeds will support ALS research.

Raffle tickets can be purchased until 11:59pm on Saturday, November 7th.

Purchase Tickets


Every year, the JT Walk raises millions for important community projects like these!

Camp Grom

Outdoor adventures for disabled children and wounded veterans.

JT's Grommet Island

First-ever accessible beach park for disabled children

The Grombulance

Advanced mobile pediatric care for CHKD patients


Raised to fight ALS and Support Stem Cell Research