While this year, the COVID-19 pandemic may steer us away from holding in-person HAE IN-MOTION® events, we will not allow it to derail our mission to raise HAE awareness. We are hopeful that next year we will be able to retake our in-person HAE IN-MOTION® events, but for now, we invite you to join us as we embark on a nationwide 2020 HAE IN-MOTION® Virtual Challenge!
The 2020 HAE IN-MOTION® Virtual Challenge initiative is a five week-long community virtual walk, run, or ride that allows you to log in your steps and share your exercise goals directly on our site! By participating, you will help us reach our target of 10,000 miles by September 30, 2020, and raise funds to support key HAEA programs.
The HAEA will host four separate virtual events across the country. These events will be divided into four regions: Western, Central, Midwest & Puerto Rico, and Northeast. To make our challenge more interesting, this year we are introducing weekly challenges where regions across the country will compete head to head to generate enthusiasm and raise awareness.
The 2020 HAE IN-MOTION® Virtual Challenge is easy and convenient because it works with your daily routine to log in steps on behalf of HAE awareness. Whether you run, walk, do yoga, play hoops, or simply do house cleaning, your steps will be counted towards our goal of reaching 10,000 miles by September 30, 2020.
Whatever your activity is, you can join us by tracking through this website and/or the easy-to-use, Charity Footprints App. The mobile app will enable you to join teams, update your steps and upload photos for awards! Whatever activity you do, we want you to track your steps to help us reach our 10,000 mile goal to spread HAE Awareness and raise funds! You can also pair your FitBit, Apple Watch or Garmin to the app to track your steps!
A How-to Guide to the 2020 HAE IN-MOTION® Virtual Challenge
Is there a cost to participate?
There is no cost to participate in the 2020 HAE IN-MOTION® Virtual Challenge! You can participate as an individual or a team, and can share your journey on the website or by using the Charity Footprints App. Whichever way you choose to participate, make sure to invite your friends and family members to join you! Individuals and Teams will have the opportunity to fundraise through the website.
How do I share my progress?
You can log your steps and share your exercise goals directly on our site, or pair your FitBit, Apple Watch or Garmin to the app to have your steps uploaded automatically!! You can also submit photos to our campaign scrapbook page, and help recruit friends and family to participate! Don’t forget that you can start a team, and invite your friends and family members to join your team to reach your step and fundraising goals!
Will there be awards?
Well, of course! We want everyone to have fun with this event, and have outlined some fun award categories below.
Each week, a photo challenge will be posted. The winner will be selected by our elite panel of judges based on photos shared in the Charity Footprints Scrapbook. Each photo-based winner will receive one item of choice from the HAEA merchandise store! Remember to add these hashtags when posting so we can sort your photos:
Week one: scenic 8/24-8/30 #HAEINMOTIONscenic
Post a scenic photo for your chance to win HAEA Swag!
*Photo must be posted by 8/30 to be eligible!
Week two: crazy hat 8/31-9/6 #HAEINMOTIONcrazyhat
Post a photo of you sporting your favorite “Crazy Hat” for your chance to win HAEA Swag!
*Photo must be posted by 9/6 to be eligible!
Week three: family 9/7-9/13 #HAEINMOTIONfamily
Show us you and your family for the family photo challenge. You could win cool HAE swag!
*Photo must be posted by 9/13 to be eligible!
Week Four: pets 9/14-9/20 #HAEINMOTIONpets
Post a picture of your pet and you could win a prize!!!
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
US HEREDITARY ANGIOEDEMA ASSOCIATION
To lead a nationwide advocacy movement that focuses on increasing HAE awareness and education, empowering access to suitable treatment, and fostering ground-breaking research that includes searching for a cure.
Your charitable contribution to the US HAEA helps our organization provide a wide range of services to patients and their families. With your support, we can strengthen our services and programs, improve HAE education and awareness, and expand HAE research. Contributions to the HAEA are tax-deductible.
Funds raised through the 2020 HAE IN-MOTION® Virtual Challenge will support the following three programs:
* The Pam King HAEA Scholarship Program, which offers college tuition grants to HAE patients
* The Chris Whalen HAEA Compassion Fund, which offers financial assistance for patients in need who must travel to see an HAE medical specialist
* The HAEA Research Fund, which supports a variety of research initiatives including the HAEA Scientific Registry
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Charity Footprints?
Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.
Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.
What is the campaign registration fee?
This campaign is free to participate in.
However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.
How can I create my fundraising page?
Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.
While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.
I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?
All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.
Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?
The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.
That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.
Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.
Who can I contact if I need help?
You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.
How do I change or switch my team?
If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.
A note from our President, Anthony J. Castaldo.
CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.