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Foundations of Life Walk/Run for Life 2020 Goes Virtual

Each year Foundations of Life Walk/Run is held on Ben T. Davis Beach on the Courtney Campbell Causeway between Tampa and Clearwater. The centrally located and beautiful venue provides several walk/run options – 1 mile, 2 miles, and 5K. It also has more visibility for our celebration of Life! The Knights of Columbus provide free hot dogs, chips, and drinks while Spirit FM Radio broadcasts and provides music at the event. The Foundations of Life Walk/Run is a major Fundraiser that supports our efforts to help women and families experiencing the difficulties of pregnancy, post abortion healing, and parents who have received a poor prenatal diagnosis.

Due to the COVID -19 Virus and keeping safe, the Foundations of Life Walk/Run 2020 is going Virtual. Going Virtual will allow you to walk individually to raise awareness in your communities! Communities now more than ever need to unite in an effort that will help others! Though apart, you can see and share in the success of the Walk/Run for Life.

Please join us - Set your own goals and Walk/Run as often and as far as you want from Memorial Day, May 25 to Independence Day, July 4. Help us help others – You can Make a Difference!

Registration for the Walk/Run includes this year’s Walk/Run for Life T-Shirt, which can be picked up at one of our pregnancy centers or you can have it mailed to you. See the registration form for details.

Participants can track steps to join in the STEP CHALLENGE while raising money for Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center – Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Knights Women’s Center, Project Rachel, and Perinatal ComfortCare.

Participants will also have a chance to win some prizes donated by our sponsors. Individuals raising $100 or more and teams that raise $500 or more by July 4, will be entered into the drawing for prizes.

You are not in this alone… Be a Difference Maker… Invite your friends and family to sign up, fundraise, and compete! Form a team, challenge other teams, be as creative as you can – Supporting the Foundations of Life ministry helps moms, families, and babies! The Walk/Run for Life 2020 is a call to action to create more awareness and get others involved in the defense of life!

Here’s how it works:

Step One: Step up and register to participate!
Registration: $12 (includes T-Shirt mailed to you)

Step Two: Set a fitness goal and fundraising goal that you hope to achieve by July 4, 2020

Step Three: Get moving and track your steps.
There are three ways to track your progress:
1. Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Garmin, Misfit, Strava)
2. Don't have a wearable fitness device? Download the free Charity Footprints app to track your progress or to link with Apple Watch/Healthkit or Android Wearables/Google Fit.
3. Or simply manually enter your steps on your fundraising page.

Step Four: Share your personal fundraising page on Social Media and with everyone you know; ask them to make a contribution to the Foundations of Life Walk/Run for Life 2020 and your personal goals.

You have from Memorial Day, May 25 to Independence Day, July 4 to rack up those steps – So Get Started Now!
COMPLETED: 3,799,307 steps
TARGET: 48,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 14,577
TARGET: $ 50,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints by walking around the baby foot!
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Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
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Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center values all human life, creates hope, and provides help to those experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. It promotes the choice of life through parenting or adoption by offering free pregnancy tests, free limited ultrasound, pregnancy and parenting education and assistance, life skills development through mentoring, and linkage to other service providers. Healing for those impacted by abortion and help and hope to parents who have received a poor prenatal diagnosis are also provided.

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How Your Participation Helps
Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center – Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Knights Women’s Center, Project Rachel, and Perinatal ComfortCare served over 2,400 women and families experiencing the difficulties of pregnancy with almost 8,000 visits to our centers last year. Clients were provided free pregnancy tests, ultrasound, mentoring, pregnancy & parenting education, as well as baby and maternity supplies. The Foundations of Life Walk/Run for Life 2020 will benefit these centers and provide much-needed funds to continue to serve women and babies needing assistance.

Foundations of Life is not a Handout, it’s a Hand Up! Our objective is to promote a healthy pregnancy and to educate, empower and support families on the road to self-sufficiency. Services include: Pregnancy Tests, Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound, Birth Options Counseling and Information, Maternity and Infant Supplies, Earn While You Learn Pregnancy and Parenting Education Incentive Program, Women to Women Mentoring, and Sexual Integrity Counseling. Health and Smoking Cessation Information, Well Women Exam Referrals plus Medical, Social, and Community Resource Information and Referrals are provided to meet client specific needs. Adoption Information and Counseling, Post Abortion Healing, and support to families receiving poor prenatal diagnosis are also provided.

Foundations of Life are strong tenets upon
which to build a culture of life!

Educate ~ Empower ~ Support
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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.