Buckle up, champions of change, as HOPE unveils its latest initiative— “The HOPE. Race for Recovery”, a virtual race campaign for increased awareness and support in our fight against the prescription drug epidemic. Our mission? To rally the global community in a united sprint against opioid use disorder (OUD) and its formidable foe—withdrawal symptoms. Picture this: participants from around the world lacing up their running shoes, hitting the trails, and collectively covering miles to fundraise for a groundbreaking medical device designed to alleviate OUD withdrawal symptoms.
Our goal is as ambitious as it is impactful. We aim to raise $100,000 to make this life-changing medical device accessible to those in need, erasing the financial barriers that often stand between individuals and their path to recovery. We believe in the power of collective action, and the virtual race allows us to connect, inspire, and propel the cause forward. So why did HOPE choose to partner with Charity Footprints? The opioid epidemic is a global problem, and the virtual realm brings us together on a large scale in a shared commitment to HOPE's vision: a world where the shadows of opioid use disorder are replaced with the light of recovery.
The tie-in to HOPE's non-profit narrative is poignant. Our story is one of resilience, compassion, and the unwavering belief that every individual deserves the chance to break free from the chains of addiction. The HOPE. Race for Recovery aligns seamlessly with our commitment to fostering a supportive community, breaking down barriers to treatment, and accelerating the journey towards recovery. By participating in this global race, you're not just logging miles—you're fueling the engine of hope, propelling us closer to a world where the finish line marks the beginning of a new chapter in countless lives. Join us on this exhilarating race towards healing!
There will be at least four total initiatives throughout the next year.
Top three in each age division will earn a HOPE. branded medal.
Remaining participants will earn a virtual award that will be shareable to social media.
Individual Adult Racer - $40
Individual Youth Racer - $30
Recovery Individual Racer/Team - $250 – provides six Lambi Learns kits to children with parents with SUD
Champion of HOPE Individual Racer/Team - $750 – provides access to Sparrow Ascent for one beneficiary
COMPLETED: 13 miles
TARGET: 10,000 miles
RAISED: $ 80
TARGET: $ 10,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Our mission is to serve as a financial and educational bridge to long term recover from Opioid Use Disorder. We believe in empowerment, grit, and humility to transform lives and communities. By removing common barriers to achieving sobriety, we aim to keep families together, help individuals maintain employment, and see personal growth in a more comfortable and affordable recovery.

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All funds raised benefit HOPE. – Heroes of the Prescription Epidemic in their fight to end the opioid crisis. HOPE. partners with organizations and individuals to eliminate the financial barrier to access Spark Biomedical’s FDA cleared device, Sparrow Ascent. This device works at an 89% efficacy to mitigate withdrawal symptoms from opioid use, empowering recovery and sobriety. By donating, you provide HOPE to those that need it most while helping keep families together, maintain employment through comfortable recovery, and create a safer world to live in.
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.

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.