Unlike a traditional race, STEP UP TO TURN CANCER OFF is a virtual event that allows you to “travel” six famous hiking trails where our funded investigators are conducting their groundbreaking research. Don’t like to walk? Don’t worry. An online, easy-to-use menu will convert your daily activities, such as running, biking, swimming, yoga, and even houseworkinto "steps" toward your goals.

The six trails, where SWCRF currently has scientists working on innovative research , are USA, Canada, China and Israel:


The High Line (NYC) (1.45 miles) – USA

Great Wall of China (1.66 miles) – China

Arugot Stream (3.5 miles) – Israel

The Wild Pacific Trail (3.9 miles) - Canada

Central Park (NYC) Big loop (6.1 miles) – USA

Jesus Trail (38 Miles) - Israel


Between June 19th through June 26th you can visit these locations virtually and Step Up To Turn Cancer Off. Registration opens on March 23rd when you can begin fundraising for cancer research immediately. Become active and STEP UP TO TURN CANCER OFF. Your registration, sponsorship, and donations are important. Sign up today and dedicate your hike and fundraising to eradicating cancer.


In addition to the fundraising incentives listed above in the chart, Charity Footprints is also providing prizes for the categories below:
  • For Month of May: Individual/Captain that creates the biggest team and promotes on Social Media tagging Charity Footprints receives a $50 Amazon gift card.
  • For Month of June: Individual that receives the most ‘Engagement Points’ receives a $50 Amazon card.
  • June Week 1: Social Media post tagging Charity Footprints. The post that gets the most likes receives $50 Amazon card.
  • June Week 2: Social Media post tagging Charity Footprints that gets the Most shares receives $50 Amazon card.
  • June 6/19-6/26: Individual that records the most steps receives a free campaign for their employer. ($10,000+ value)
    COMPLETED: 5,191,322 steps
    TARGET: 40,000,000 steps
    RAISED: $ 76,244
    TARGET: $ 82,000
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    The mission of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) is to eradicate cancer by funding collaborative cross-institutional research to identify and correct abnormal gene function that causes cancer. This research is the basis for developing minimally toxic treatments for all patients with cancer.

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    The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) is a leading international organization committed to funding the best of the best in cancer research. To date, SWCRF has invested more than $100 million, funding 200+ scientists around the world and contributing to major breakthroughs.

    The donations I raise in the Step Up to Turn Cancer Off virtual event will help continue funding these investigators who are pursuing novel therapies to treat all forms of cancer with less toxic side effects.
    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?

    Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.

    The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.

    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.

    How will I track my distance?

    You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign. ?>

    If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

    How do I join a team on this campaign?

    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.