Self-Help for the Elderly is a non-profit organization that promotes independence, well-being, and dignity for older adults through culturally aligned services and programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. We serve over 40,000 older adults each year in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
In the first 100 days of the Shelter in Place order, Self-Help for the Elderly delivered over 300,000 meals to seniors in the Bay Area so they can stay safe at home in this pandemic. With increased demand, we are incurring significant costs beyond normal operating budget. By joining this virtual event, you can help us raise critical funds for the organization.
Join us as we Walk, Run, Ride to the Moon, our first virtual fitness event that combines personal fitness, charity, and community. It is vital to encourage hope and to care for our physical and mental health. Autumn Moon Festival falls on October 1, 2020. In Chinese culture, the full moon is the brightest on this night and signifies completeness and family unity.
This virtual event connects friends and family, with a reason to exercise and keep healthy. Your participation raises critical funds for Self-Help for the Elderly's COVID-19 Emergency Meal Delivery Program and interactive online classes for seniors.
Registration Starts: August 01, 2020
Virtual Event: Walk, Run, Ride to the Moon takes place where you are and when you want, any time between August 15, 2020 to October 1, 2020
Make a difference today. Participate in Walk, Run, Ride to the Moon fitness challenges with the following four simple steps:
STEP 1: Join the virtual fitness event by clicking the “Register” button on this page. For a registration fee of $50, you will receive a personalized fundraising page and a hand-made face mask by our volunteers. Supply of the face mask is limited and available only while stocks last.
STEP 2: Set up your fundraising page with your custom fitness and fundraising goals. You can participate in the event by walking, running, cycling or any of your favorite fitness activities. Just log it! Please consult the ACTIVITY CONVERSION CHART.
STEP 3: Track Your Fitness Progress. You can download applications such as Charity Footprints or Strava to track your activities, miles and steps. Such apps can also be synced to your wearable fitness devices such as Apple Watch, Fitbit Watch, or Garmin Watch. If you do not have any apps or devices to track your progress, you can enter your progress manually on your fundraising page.
STEP 4: Share your fundraising page with your network. Invite your friends and family to join you as a team, or to donate to your fundraising page.
Collective Goals
We invite you to join Walk, Run, Ride to the Moon. Your participation will collectively reach our goal of 238,900 miles, the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Self-Help for the Elderly aims to raise $100,000 to continue programs and services for seniors. Top three winners in each category will each receive an award.
Social Media & Raffle
Use the hashtag #WalkRunRide2Moon to share your experiences and photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to spread the word and for a chance to win a raffle prize. If you need help with posting on social media, please submit your photo entry to catarinal@selfhelpelderly.org.
Make an Impact
Your participation, whether you register, sponsor, give or spread the word, makes a positive impact on the most vulnerable communities.
Contact Us
We look forward to having you join us! For more information, please reach out to Catarina Lai at (415) 677-7670 or catarinal@selfhelpelderly.org. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Josephine Ma at (415) 677-7668 or josephinem@selfhelpelderly.org.
COMPLETED: 47,135 miles
TARGET: 238,900 miles
RAISED: $ 150,898
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 moon & rabbit!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Self-Help for the Elderly promotes independence, well-being, and dignity for older adults through culturally aligned services and programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We envision a world where all elders have the respect, care, and support to lead dignified and vibrant lives.

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How Your Participation Helps
We provide trustworthy and devoted care for seniors to promote their independence, dignity and self-worth. Our non-profit services and companionship help guide seniors to wellness and happiness. We want to contribute to longer, healthier, more purposeful lives for seniors. Your participation will benefit older adults we serve. Thank you for supporting Self-Help for the Elderly.
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.