ABOUT STEPS FOR SIGHT 2024 CAMPAIGN
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Grab your friends and Family and let’s walk together towards a cure for Ocular Melanoma! Each year, roughly 7,000 individuals worldwide are diagnosed with Ocular Melanoma. Because it is a rare orphan cancer, this diagnosis often feel lonely and hopeless.

 

We challenge you to join us in January 2024 in taking 7,000 steps each day of the month in honor of those patients who will begin to walk the path of ocular melanoma this year, as well as all the patients currently living with this rare disease. We believe we are all created for impact and while alone we may not feel we can do much, we are so much better together.

 

Walk with us not only to kickstart a healthy new year, but more importantly to see progress in Ocular Melanoma research. As you participate in Steps for Sight, every step you take and every dollar raised will bring us closer to funding critical research needed for a cure.

 

To increase the impact of this worldwide initiative, A Cure In Sight is partnering with the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) in 2023, to maximize the benefits from the funds raised. A Cure In Sight will once again work with MRA to jointly issue the grant award and make the announcement in the following calendar year.

 

The money we raised last year will be matched by MRA to fund a 2-year research grant for Ocular Melanoma. Grant proposals have been received and are currently undergoing the MRA’s meticulous grant review process. Once proposals have been approved, we will work with MRA to jointly issue the grant award and make the announcement in Spring 2024.

 

This year with your help, we can fund another actionable research project exclusively for Ocular Melanoma. We are always better together - so don’t wait! Register and start a team for Steps for Sight today!

 

Here's how it works!
 
• Sign up
 
• Make a team and set your team goals. Now invite your friends and family to join you.
 
• Pair your fitness app or device so you can count all the steps you take from January 1 - January 31.
 
• Share your unique OM story. We really want to know how you're doing!
 
• Track our progress on the "Eye". Track and encourage others to help us reach our steps goal.
 
• Post your photos in the scrapbook and show everyone how you are doing.
 
 
Here's what you get!
 
• You could win a prize! Prizes will be awarded for the top fundraiser and the most steps taken for each category and team.
 
• You get to participate in the largest fundraising project for OM with people all around the world. With your help, we could fund a lot of research.
 
• Best of all you will start the New Year off healthier and that is good for everyone!
 
 
Join us as we take steps around the world to raise awareness and funds for ocular melanoma research.
 
 
OUR COMMUNITY
ACTIVITY GOAL
COMPLETED: 7,383,494 points
TARGET: 1,000,000 points
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 32,587,641 steps
TARGET: 84,000,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 66,421
TARGET: $ 100,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around the eye!
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
A CURE IN SIGHT/MELANOMA RESEARCH ALLIANCE
A Cure in Sight bringing clarity, support and compassion to the darkness of ocular melanoma / The mission of the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is to end suffering and death due to melanoma by collaborating with all stakeholders to accelerate powerful research, advance cures for all patients, and prevent more melanomas.

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HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
The funds raised from your steps will be used to fund much need research around the globe. We continue to work with the Melanoma Research Alliance to fund critical, actionable research in ocular melanoma.

Our 2022 Steps For Sight campaign funded a Pilot Award to Dr. Shannon Odelberg at the University of Utah, Targeting ASAP1-Induced Transaction Factor in Metastatic Uveal Melanoma. Our 2023 Steps For Sight is currently reviewing applicatioins and the recipient awarded will be announced in the Spring of 2024. Funds raised from our 2024 Steps For Sight will be awarded in the Spring of 2025. Each of these awards will be for $100,000 over 2 years.
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.