An estimated 1.8 Million people around the globe will hear the words you have colorectal cancer this year. Despite this being one of the MOST preventable forms of cancer nearly 700,000 global citizens will die this year. Recent studies have clearly provided evidence on the significant impact diet, nutrition, physical activity can have on the prevention of cancer.
Our mission is to help you prevent colorectal cancer from affecting you, your friends or family. We encourage you to join the Global Colon Cancer Challenge ® . Together we will hike, bike, walk, run, swim (you name it) across the globe, visiting the top 25 countries with the highest rates of colorectal cancer in 2018.
Our goal is to collectively take 1.8 Million steps a day (representing 1.8 Million diagnoses per year). This will enable us to cover 41,672 miles OR ~ 83 Million steps! Most importantly we hope each of you will join us in meeting the American Heart Association's recommended 10,000 steps per day. Let's "Take Action Together To Defeat Colorectal Cancer!"
STEP 1: Give a donation to participate! We are so grateful to those who support our cause, you are amazing and we love you! STEP 2: Tell everyone about it, grab a buddy, raise funds and awareness. STEP 3: Track your workout exercise of choice (anywhere you are) on the website or by downloading the Charity Footprints App.
(also syncs your Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Android, & Misfit!)
$350 Cash prizes will be awarded to the overall top male and female participants who cover the most distance over the 3 month Challenge period. – Only certified times will be considered from devices such as Fitbits and Apple Watches.
Medals will be awarded to participants who cover the most distance over the 3 month Challenge period in each age group for both male and female participants.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
COLON CANCER FOUNDATION
The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF) is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization registered in New York State and listed by the Federal IRS as a public charity dedicated to reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death. Its mission is to reduce colorectal cancer incidence and death through sustained efforts in four interrelated areas: public awareness, screening. prevention, and research.
Funds raised by teams and individuals helps the Colon Cancer Foundation:
• To raise awareness of colorectal cancer (CRC), the importance of early detection and the most effective screening methods available;
• To increase awareness of CRC risk factors and factors that may help prevent CRC, including knowing one’s family/genetic cancer history, exercise and nutrition;
• To reduce the disparity that exists in CRC incidence and mortality rates by providing funds to improve screening rates in underserved and uninsured communities;
• To award translational research grants to young investigators studying genetic and epigenetic changes that will ultimately lead to new breakthroughs in the prevention of, therapy for and elimination of CRC in our lifetime;
• To organize and host the International Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit focused on mitigating this emerging global public health crisis;
• To leverage the impact of our donors’ support by developing broad public/private partnerships with local, regional, national and global organizations invested in a mutual goal of colorectal cancer prevention and early detection.
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.
CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.