In the spirit of moving forward as one community, Erie Family Health Centers invites you to join Erie Moves: Persistence for the Distance - an eight-week, multi-sport and activity challenge to complete the distance between all Erie sites (50 miles) and raise critical funds for health education and non-medical patient services.
If you love to run, then get your shoes laced up, but if you prefer to do yoga, swim, hike, or dabble in sudoku, that’s great, too! Join as an individual or as part of a team. Any effort to move your mind, body, or spirit will count towards your 50-mile goal – we’ll take care of the math!
Event Period: October 1 - November 20
Finishers' Party: November 20
You can do your "moves" from anywhere and at any time. Over the course of eight weeks, there will be many opportunities to connect with fellow movers, share stories and selfies, win prizes, and have FUN!
Moves That Count
If you're craving some in-person community energy, we have just the party planned for you!
The Erie Moves: Finishers' Party in November will bring together challenge participants, food vendors, entertainment, and health and fitness experts. Oh, and you'll even get free goodies and maybe even win an award. You don't want to miss this!
Take on the 50-mile challenge SOLO or as part of a TEAM.
Individual: Map out your game plan for tackling the 50-mile challenge and set a fundraising goal while you're at it. Your registration counts as your first gift!
Team: Recruit friends and family to join your team. Remember: they can participate from anywhere. Set your team goals together for distance and fundraising. You can split up the 50 miles or aim for a few hundred.
Corporate: See your employees move and make a difference together. The strongest corporate teams - in distance and fundraising - will receive a special prize!
DISCOUNT: Run/Walk with Team Erie at the AIDS Run/Walk and receive a $5 discount on your Erie Moves registration. Simply forward a copy of your AIDS Run/Walk registration confirmation to eolson@eriefamilyhealth.org to receive a special Erie Moves link. BONUS: AIDS Run/Walk miles will be applied to your Erie Moves goal.
If you have additional event or registration questions please email eolson@eriefamilyhealth.org
Thank you for raising funds to support Erie's programs and initiatives that address the non-medical needs impacting our patients' health, like access to food, housing, jobs, and more.
For questions and fundraising support, contact Emily Olson at eolson@eriefamilyhealth.org
COMPLETED: 25,900 miles
TARGET: 25,000 miles
RAISED: $ 44,183
TARGET: $ 35,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints at all 13 of our Erie sites in Chicago!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Motivated by the belief that healthcare is a human right, we provide high quality, affordable care to support healthier people, families and communities.

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Funds raised from this event will benefit Erie Family Health Centers’ health education and patient programs outside of the exam room. Erie Family Health Centers provides high quality medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare to all in need, regardless of ability to pay. Motivated by the belief that healthcare is a human right, we provide high quality affordable care to support healthier people, families, and communities. Erie delivers holistic care to help every member of the family stay healthy and active from infancy through adulthood. Thank you for your generosity and support!
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.