2015 Registration Now Open


Great news! Registration for the 2015 A Walk To Believe is officially open!


The 2015 event will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the High Point Solutions Stadium on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. For complete event details, including registration costs, pledge and donation information, and team formation, please visit the registration page or walk information page.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to sharing another great year together!

North Carolina High School Students Believe

From left: Kelly Barnhill, Copeland Spell, Billy Luzzi

From left: Kelly Barnhill, Copeland Spell, Billy Luzzi

From the beginning, A Walk To Believe has been an organization about family – about bringing people together, whether related or not, for a shared purpose and vision. Since our organization started in 2010, we have built our own community, our own family of believers, and we are continuously touched and humbled by just how far we’ve come without losing sight of how far we have to go.

We were very excited when Billy Luzzi, a high school senior in North Carolina, reached out to A Walk To Believe President Arlene Gonzalez to interview her about A Walk To Believe’s vision, mission, and involvement in spinal cord injury research.

On December 14, Billy and two of his classmates organized a fundraiser of their own, a cookout that raised around $500.00 for A Walk To Believe. We want to not only thank Billy and his team for an incredibly generous donation, but congratulate them on their success and hard work. We continue to be inspired by our supporters’ continued dedication not only to our organization, but to our mission of finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.

Thank you to Billy and his friends Kelly Barnhill and Copeland Spell! Congratulations on a job well done!

2014 Winners


We’re happy to announce the top fund raisers for the 2014 A Walk To Believe:

Top Individual Fundraiser
Remy Stern: $12,000

Highest-Raising Team of 2-9 People
Team 52:
Team Captain: Gavin Maguire

Highest-Raising Team of 10+ People
O’Connor Davies: $6,900
Team Captain: AJ Montalto

Congratulations to all of our winners! Many thanks to them and to everyone who worked so hard to raise money and make this our most successful walk yet!

$65,000 and Counting



Thanks to your continued generosity, hard work, and support, A Walk To Believe raised more than $65,000 from our 2014 event alone. That’s more than we’ve raised in the past three years combined, far exceeding our 2014 goal of $52,000.

Because of you, we can continue the work towards quality-of-life initiatives, therapies, and research for the more than 5.6 million people living with paralysis. Because of you, we can continue to promote Eric LeGrand’s mission and mantra to BELIEVE. Because of you, we can keep chopping until we reach the end zone – a cure for spinal cord injury.

We are truly humbled and invigorated by your generosity of support and spirit. We hope you’ll stick by us as we continue this journey.

We will announce the top fundraisers and awards very soon. For those who have asked, we are still (and always) accepting donations.

Thank you, again, for staying with us and making 2014 such a memorable and successful year for our organization and those we support. We’ve only just begun!

2014 Procedures and REGISTRATION EXTENDED!


The procedures and details for the 2014 A Walk To Believe are now available! You can download the procedures (.pdf) at this link. They include information about parking, scheduling, and the tailgate where we will celebrate Eric LeGrand’s graduation!

Additionally, due to high demand, we are extending the registration deadline to this FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST. You have a few more days to tell your family and friends to join us and celebrate Eric’s graduation this coming Saturday! Although online registration will close, anyone can register in person at the event this coming Saturday. Check-in and registration begin at 8:00 AM. We will be accepting credit cards at registration.

Please note that only participants who have registered online prior to the event are guaranteed their requested t-shirt sizes and quantities. On-site registrants are eligible to receive t-shirts, as well, but they will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sizes and quantities are limited and available while supplies last.

If you have any questions before the walk, please feel free to contact any of our volunteers using the e-mail addresses listed on the contact page. We are happy to help.

Thank you so much for your continued support. This is going to be our biggest walk yet and we are so excited for you to join us in congratulating Eric on his college graduation! We’ll see you on Saturday and, as always, keep believing!

Important Dates and Deadlines


We can’t believe the time has gone so fast, but the 2014 A Walk To Believe is now only 30 days away! We’re nearing the finish line for our fourth annual event and could not be more excited to share it with you all. As we start to approach the final stretch, here are a few upcoming deadlines and additional information to remember for the walk on Saturday, June 14:

SPONSORS: The deadline for sponsorship applications is SATURDAY, MAY 31. We gladly accept sponsorships after this date, however, your company’s name and logo will not appear on the event t-shirt. We will happily add your support to our website.

REGISTRATION: Online registration ends on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11. After this date, you will only be able to register at the walk on Saturday, June 14 and your t-shirt size will not be guaranteed.

And, as always, we are seeking VOLUNTEERS to help with operations the day of the event. For more information. please visit our volunteer page and e-mail Shawn Frazier for more information. The deadline to register to volunteer is also Saturday, May 31.

As always, thank you for your continued support. We’ll continue to post information here as it becomes available.

Team LeGrand and 2014 Registration Open!



A Walk To Believe is thrilled to announce its new partnership with the Team LeGrand of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation! This partnership will allow A Walk To Believe and Team LeGrand expand their shared vision and mission to raise awareness and funds for individuals with spinal cord injuries, quality-of-life initiatives, research, and reaching the end zone for a cure.


A Walk To Believe 2014 date announcement


The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived:

The fourth annual A Walk To Believe will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014!

Details about registration, sponsorship, volunteering, and more will follow shortly, but mark your calendars for Saturday, June 14, 2014!

Continue to follow us here and on our social media (links to the right) for the latest updates.

We already have an excellent team on our side and plenty of surprises to ensure that this will be the biggest and best year yet. Our success is all due to your hard work and support, and it’s only getting more exciting from here. We hope you’ll stick with us as we, along with Eric LeGrand, take steps closer to raising awareness, supporting research, and finding a cure for spinal cord injury.


Welcome to the new A Walk To Believe website!


Hello, and welcome to the brand new online home for A Walk To Believe!

We’ll be building this website up tremendously as the walk, so far slated for June 2014, approaches. We’re hoping to make this the biggest and most successful walk yet! So far, with your help, we’ve raised nearly $50,000 for the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund and charities that support spinal cord injury research. As we approach our fourth walk, we are excited for the future – not only of this organization, but of the developments in medicine and technology that inspire us to believe every day.

News and updates will be posted as they are received. In the meantime, please share Eric’s story, our story, and our shared mission. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and come here to stay in the loop about upcoming events and ways to help as we take steps towards a cure.