Walk, run, or bike to assist animals facing a cancer diagnosis and their families who need our help during the hardest of times! The Live Like Roo Foundation strives to be a helping hand in a difficult and sometimes confusing time. We want to be a real life sounding board and support system for people that need guidance and hope, sharing compassion and strength along the way. The foundation has been providing support and financial assistance to furry family members and shelters animals dealing with cancer while trying to find a place to call home for 5 years and we cannot continue on without your support.
Our campaign goes live on September 1, 2021 and you will have two weeks starting on October 3rd to October 17th to complete a 5k, 10, or half marathon via walking, running, biking, or a little bit of each. You choose the distance and how you get there.
Shop Live Like Roo Swag
Anyone that registers will receive a code to pick a free swag item from the Live Like Roo store. View the swag items available here:
Prizes for the following categories will be awarded at the end of our campaign which will close on October 27th, 2021:
  • Youngest human to participate
  • Oldest dog to participate
  • Best matching human / pet outfits
  • Best 5k buddy (i.e. dog running/walking with the person)
  • Most unique way to fundraise (i.e. tell your donors if you get to $1k you will do a shot of Malort)
  • Best team name
  • Top fundraiser
  • Top fundraising team
How to participate:
  • Step 1: Register
  • Step 2: Recruit friends and family to register with you and / or start a team!
  • Step 3: Raise donations by sharing your dashboard link via email and on social email
  • Step 4: Set up / link your device and get active!
COMPLETED: 3,594 miles
TARGET: 5,000 miles
RAISED: $ 28,948
TARGET: $ 40,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints from coast to coast!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Though Roosevelt had only a few months to live after we rescued him, we hope that he inspires everyone to #LiveLikeRoo forever. We are a 501c3 Foundation that assists animals and their owners through a cancer diagnosis.

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With your donations, we have helped over 10,000 pets and granted over 1 million dollars and are only able to do this thanks to your generosity.

A breakdown of where the money goes:
- 75% to vet services
- 25% to care packages
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.