Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance   ·   Comedy For a Cure   ·   Step Forward to Cure TSC

Step Forward to Cure TSC® is the TS Alliance's largest national fundraising event, organized by local volunteers and families who are affected by tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in more than 30 communities across the United States. This successful grassroots fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for TSC research but also raises awareness about TSC and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder.  

National Honorary Chair, Julianne Moore
A special thanks goes out to our faithful friend Julianne Moore who, since 2004, has worked tirelessly to champion the TS Alliance, our causes and the people and families we serve. 

How to Get Started 

Step 1: Register online and start raising money today!
Click here to register online for a walk near you. Please note: we are utilizing a new online fundraising vendor so you will need to create a new login and password. However, we have made it simple for you as you can now login with one click by utilizing your Facebook account!

Step 2: Create a Personal & Team Fundraising Page
Share your story with others by emailing your link to friends and family and asking them to join your team, fundraise and walk with you.Team leaders now have greater functionality to manage, communicate with and build their team. Also donors will be able to donate to a team, not just an individual. You may also upload up to six photos and six videos on your page. Get started today!

Step 3:  Step Forward and Walk!
This is a pre-paid walk.  All participants are asked to bring their collected donations on walk day.  Please make checks payable to the TS Alliance.

Enjoy Well-Earned Prizes

Raise $100 or more and receive a Step Forward T-Shirt

Raise $500 or more and receive a TS Alliance Baseball Hat

Raise $1,000 or more and receive a TS Alliance Key-Shaped USB Flash Drive

Raise $3,000 or more and receive a TS Alliance Beach Towel

Raise $10,000 or more and be entered into a national drawing for a big screen TV.

How Your Gift Makes a Difference
$100 ~ Adult conference call or sibling chat.
$250 ~ Two hours of advocacy for a student.
$750 ~ One Town Hall Educational Meeting in your community.
$1,000 ~ A one hour teleconference featuring scientists and clinicians discussing breakthroughs in research for 100 constituents and tape recorded.
$2,500 ~ Natural history database funding for entry and follow up for eight patients.
$5,000 ~ Monthly cost of a post doctorate research grant.
$7,500 ~ The Spanish video to help educate newly diagnosed Spanish-speaking families.

Sponsorship Opportunities
For corporate or family donations to a local walk, please click here to download sponsorship information. You may also contact the local walk Chair or Dee Triemer at or 800-225-6872 for more information. 

Circle of Champions
Join our Circle of Champions and be entered into a national drawing to win a big screen TV.  (Rules: Any individual raising $10,000 or more will be honored in Perspective in our Circle of Champions listing.  In addition, any individual who raises $10,000 or more through online donations, checks, cash or matching gifts qualifies for the national drawing to win.  The deadline for submitting donations is the day of your walk by turning them in at the registration table. Qualified winners will then be entered into a national drawing selected by our President & CEO Kari Luther Rosbeck on December 1, 2013.)

Walker Tools
Below are some tools to help guide you in your fundraising efforts!

1. Team Leader Kit
This kit will help guide you as a team leader in recruiting walkers to join your team and raise funds.

2. Walker Participation Packet
This packet provides you with TSC facts, a sample email and fundraising ideas on how to be a successful walker.

3. Fundraising Ideas
This document provides you with a variety of creative ways to raise additional funds.

4. Walk Donations Tracking Form
Use this form to track your donations as they are received and as a quick reference when it comes time to acknowledge your donors. This is for your records only!

5. E-mail Template Letter
Use this effective text for an e-mail for sharing your story to friends, family and co-workers. (INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the link to download the PowerPoint file. When asked to open or save, select SAVE to download the file to your computer. Download Directions on how to use the email template here.)

6. Online Fundraising Help and Tips
Click here to download the Online Fundraising FAQ.

7. Corporate Team Recruitment Letter
Get your company involved and have them create a team. Be the team leader and contact your supervisor or HR department and see if they would get involved. Download the sample letter we have created for you to use.

8. Team Leader Orientation Webinars
If you are considering being a team leader, please join us on an orientation call/webinar from the convenience of your home.  These webinars will be offered several times throughout the year, including:

Webinar: Conference Call (Audio): 213-416-1560  Access Code: 029 697 625

  • March 12, 2013
  • August 20, 2013

Follow this link to listen to a previously recorded Team Leader Training Webinar.

For more information or to request the link and call-in number for the webinar, please contact Dee Triemer at or 800-225-6872.

Frequently Asked Questions
Please click here to download the FAQs document.

Thank You to Our 2013 National Supporters!

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Questions or Comments
Please contact Dee Triemer at or (800) 225-6872.




2013 Schedule

  Click on a walk site below
to register online.

National Walk on the Mall: Washington, DC

Raised $98,000

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Raised $22,000

Mountain Brook, Alabama

Raised $67,900

Scottsdale, Arizona

Raised $27,000

Houston, Texas

Raised $75,000

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Raised $7,777

St. Paul, Minnesota

Raised $33,000

Marietta, Georgia

Raised $70,000

Long Beach, California Raised $74,800

Westmont, Illinois

Raised $34,000

Galesburg, Illinois Raised $8,600
Frisco, Texas Raised $65,000
Indianapolis, Indiana Raised $24,000
Northglenn, Colorado Raised $17,000
Lansing, Michigan Raised $15,000
South Windsor, Connecticut Raised $17,000
Huber Heights, Ohio Raised $9,000
Salt Lake City, Utah
Raised $2,000

Kansas City, Kansas

Raised $15,000

Clark, New Jersey

Raised $14,500

Wantagh, New York Raised $49,250
Liverpool, New York Raised $6,000
Newton, MA Raised $59,000
St. Louis, Missouri Raised $17,000
West Des Moines, Iowa Raised $1,000

Collierville, Tennessee

Raised $17,500

Strongsville, Ohio

October 20

Seattle, Washington

November 2

Walnut Creek, California

November 2

Kernersville, NC

November 2