ABOUT THE FIRST ANNUAL WOMEN VETERANS EMPOWERMENT FITNESS CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN

Join Grace After Fire as we host our 1st Annual Women Veteran Empowerment Fitness Challenge! In collaboration with our local communities, we will donate a portion of the proceeds to The Rose, as we seek to educate and bring higher visibility to Women Veterans and Breast Cancer Awareness.

We want to put on a Virtual Event that allows participants to exercise from their local communities.

We will have:

  • Six weeks of virtual competition with the potential to win prizes along the way while challenging yourself both physically and mentally.
  • Signing up and participating in the event is FUN! As you advance weekly, you can see where you compare with others as it maps out the progress through the scrapbook and virtual heart.
  • Fitness activities can be entered manually or tracked through a variety of fitness wearable devices. By using our Physical Activities Conversion Chart, you can convert other workouts into trackable steps to help reach milestones as well.
  • We have many long term and mini milestone challenges for opportunities to win virtual eMedals and prizes!

Long term challenges:

All 6 weeks (May 30th – July 8th)

Share your fundraising page with others at the start and throughout the race, so friends and family can support you though donation. The individual with the most funds raised will win a prize, and a shout out on Grace After Fire social media and newsletter!

2 weeks (June 13th – June 24th)

The most steps over 2 weeks. Use the activity conversion chart for other activities outside of walking and running. The individual with the most steps will win a prize, and a shout out on Grace After Fire social media and newsletter!

2 weeks (June 27th – July 8th)

Teams with the most scrap book picture posts will win a prize, and a shout out on Grace After Fire social media and newsletter! (One prize per team)

 

Mini Milestones:

There are multiple physical and fundraising milestones. As individuals and teams progress through the challenges they will receive an eMedal marking their completed milestones!

 

Fitness Milestones:

1000 steps reached

2000 steps reached

10,000 steps reached

40,000 steps reached

80,000 steps reached

100,000 steps reached

Most miles reached

 

Fundraising:

$10 raised

$20 raised

$50 raised

$100 raised

$500 raised

$1000 raised

Most $ raised

 
 
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FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 5,937,271 steps
TARGET: 1,000,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 845
TARGET: $ 25,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around the heart!
HOW IT WORKS
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
GRACE AFTER FIRE
The mission of Grace After Fire is to provide the means for Women Veterans to gain knowledge, insight and self-renewal.

Read more about the organization >>

HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
Funds go to Grace After Fire to support programing for Women Veterans and their families to empower them to help themselves.

A portion of the proceeds will be allocated to The Rose for their continued community service to reduce deaths from breast cancer by providing access to screening, diagnostics, and treatment services to any Woman regardless of her ability to pay.
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.

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.