Do It Yourself Fundraising is an opportunity for people with a deep commitment to the MS cause to raise awareness and critical funds for the MS Movement in new and creative ways.

This site includes helpful resources to help you kick off a Do It Yourself activity and learn from others who are hosting their own.

Activities can include golf tournaments, dinner parties, bake sales, endurance events, simply asking your friends, and more!

So get started today, join the movement®, and together we can all help to create a world free of MS!


MIG 2014 Do It Yourself Fundraising

ATO Walks Hard: Many Steps for MS

It all started with a phone call. The topic? What could the members of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at Grand Valley State University do to better the world around them? The answer, ATO Walks Hard: Many Steps for MS.

20 men will be walking 160 miles from Allendale, Michigan (GVSU Campus) to Traverse City, Michigan. We will be leaving February 27th and arrive on March 6th. All members will be giving up their spring breaks for this journey.  The majority of the journey will be traveled on the White Pine Trail and we will be sleeping in churches along the way.

We have developed a training regiment for walkers, created press releases, a business plan, brochure, equipment list, t-shirts, banners, promotion strategies, flyer's using all the assets in our chapters disposal. We have put our hearts and our souls into this event.

About Alpha Tau Omega

ATO is America's leadership fraternity. Founded at Virginia Military Institute in 1865 on the principles of fellowship, scholarship and character, Alpha Tau Omega is building tomorrow's leaders of America, today!

We are the Kappa Lambda chapter at Grand Valley State University, annual recipients of the Top G.P.A. award and recent winners of the True Merit award, given to the best ATO chapters across the nation.

What is MS?

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease; however there is currently NO CURE.


ATO Walks Hard: Many Steps for MS Raised
Zack Amrein $1,650.00
Travis Andrud $0.00
Nahi Attar $160.00
Alex Beni $25.00
Nate Bernicchi $1,075.00
Nicholas Bertucci $885.00
Jeff Bradford $460.00
Quentin Callahan $290.00
Nik Catlin $0.00
Nicholas Colling $200.00
Tyler Dawson $595.00
Jacob Devine $650.00
Nicholas DiBenedetto $0.00
Tyler Dunham $2,175.00
Jonathan Erickson $25.00
Bill Fiedler $50.00
Ryan Fookes $100.00
Allen Fredrick $330.00
Nick George $100.00
Nate Gregorio $25.00
John Hardwicke $775.00
Jordan Hays $185.00
Bryan Hodges $50.00
Derek Holden $1,286.00
Andrew Hryciuk $150.00
Andrew Humitz $350.00
Dennis Kellermeier $300.00
Kham Kittirath $0.00
Stefan Kuester $400.00
David Lovin-Guerrero $0.00
Matthew Lypka $25.00
Kevin Newell $1,105.00
Brandon` Nowicki $200.00
Aaron Ohl $75.00
John Olson $125.00
Chase Palaszek $0.00
Speros Panagos $10.00
Nate Parks $0.00
Sean Philliben $1,090.00
Sean Piegore $250.00
Danny Pikulas $625.00
Alexander Placido-Curle $370.00
Michael Raden $425.00
Adam Radke $645.00
Mike Shuster $715.00
Daniel Skidmore $160.00
Calvin Snedeker $1,800.00
Michael Surinck $329.00
Scott Taege $765.00
Anthony Talerico $75.00
Alex Tardiff $100.00
Alex Wolf $315.00
Evan Young $750.00
Argyrios Zervos $400.00
James Zyrek $1,195.00
Team Gifts $7,775.00
Denotes a Team Captain

Sponsored in part by Bayer HealthCare, Genentech, Genzyme, a Sanofi company, Mylan Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Teva Neuroscience.