Thank You

Thank you for the generous JT Walk donations and incredible support this year.

We exceeded our fundraising goal and raised over $600,000. This strengthens our capacity to provide grant funding to the foremost physicians in ALS and stem cell research as well as community projects for EveryBody.

The outpouring of generosity and love from our community has been comforting, encouraging and humbling. Remarkable people, organizations, community groups, small businesses and corporations have all stepped up to support the JT Walk and honor Josh Thompson's legacy.

Together, we can make a difference, and together, we will.

Our 2020 Impact

Amount Raised


Goal $400,000




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.

Donate to Make A Difference

When we don't walk, we have to keep at it. JT Walk is about more than one event. It's about making a meaningful difference in the fight against ALS. Patients and families are counting on us now. Let's keep the giving going all year!


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