In honor of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, we are asking that Lyme warriors (or friends & family) walk, bike, or run one mile a day for the month of May! Every step counts. Literally.
Invite your family, friends, colleagues to follow your journey and help you raise funds for Lyme disease.
CHALLENGE CHECK LIST:
1) SIGN UP BY REGISTERING THROUGH CHARITY FOOTPRINTS
2) CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
3) REACH OUT TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOAL TO WALK AND RAISE FUNDS DURING LYME AWARENESS MONTH
We know that Lyme warriors may not be able to walk every day, so feel free to do it on your own time when you are feeling good! (2+ miles one day, etc.).
About Lyme disease:
Ticks that transmit Lyme disease can be found everywhere you go outdoors—be it the yard, the soccer field, running around the playground, or simply walking the dog. There are 476,000 new cases of Lyme in the U.S. each year, and many of those people will go on to develop chronic condition that can be incredibly debilitating– physically, emotionally, and financially. Global Lyme Alliance’s goal is to raise enough money to support our current programs while funding cutting-edge research. We are looking to discover more reliable diagnostic tests, better treatments, and ultimately a cure.
You can help us make a difference, for both patients and the community-at-large. Please consider signing up for charity footprints on behalf of GLA. We need YOU to help us win the fight against Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
Prizes for Fundraising:
The top fundraiser (for individual fundraisers only) at the end of the month will win 2 tickets to the NYC gala (transportation & stay not included) and the second place winner will get a $50 Amazon gift card. The top fundraising team will all win GLA branded water bottles!
Your generous gift would allow us to continue funding cutting-edge research with top tier educational institutions. Our goal is to find a more reliable test, better therapeutics, and eventually, a cure. Your gift would also support our Find a Doctor Program, which matches anyone in the U.S. with a Lyme literate doctor in their area– this is essential as many mainstream doctors are not well-versed in the area of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
Donations also go towards supporting vital GLA programs, such as our Peer-to-Peer Program, which matches Lyme patients or caregivers with a mentor who has gone through a similar journey. It helps support our Ambassador Program which is made up of enthusiastic Lyme warriors looking to spreading awareness by educating people about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases around the globe.
Thank you for supporting GLA and the fight against Lyme!
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?
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.
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.
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