ABOUT 2022 WALK, RUN, RIDE TO THE MOON CAMPAIGN


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.


As per tradition, we hold an annual walkathon near the date of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival to celebrate unity and compassion. Walk, Run, Ride to the Moon (#WalkRunRide2Moon) is a hybrid fitness fundraiser.


On Sunday, August 21 [National Senior Citizen Day], the #WalkRunRide2Moon kicks off a four-week virtual campaign with fitness and fundraising activities, culminating with two in-person celebrations and walks at Portsmouth Square in San Francisco Chinatown and in San Mateo Central Park. The campaign will conclude with a virtual Wrap-Up party on September 22, 2022.






Collective Goal




Registration Starts: August 21, 2022


#WalkRunRide2Moon takes place where you are and when you want, any time between August 21 to September 22, 2022.


Register Today & Get a #WalkRunRide2Moon T-Shirt


T-Shirts are available for pick-up at Self-Help for the Elderly service locations in San Francisco, San Mateo, Millbrae and San Jose.


Premium $100 - Receive a 2022 Edition T-Shirt, lunch for one guest at the live event in San Francisco or San Mateo, and enter into a raffle for a chance to win a Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch. Raffle will be held at the virtual wrap-up party on September 22, 2022.


Standard $70 - Receive a 2022 Edition T-Shirt and lunch for one guest at the live event in San Francisco or San Mateo


Discounted $35 for seniors age 60 & up or youth age 13 to 17 - Receive a 2022 Edition T-Shirt




2022 Special Eiditon WRR2Moon T-shirt




Special In-Person and Virtual Events



San Francisco Longevity Walkathon


San Mateo Autumn Moon Festival


Virtual Wrap-up Party




Make a Difference Today


Participate in #WalkRunRide2Moon fitness challenge and activities.
You can participate in the event by walking, running, cycling or any of your favorite fitness activities. Just log it! Please consult our ACTIVITY CONVERSION CHART for more activity details.



Activity Points




Weekly Challenges & Prizes




Follow Self-Help for the Elderly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for announcements.


 
2022 Walk Run Ride to the Moon-competition-awards



Contact Us


Event details and technical support, please reach out to:


Catarina Lai at (415) 677-7670 or catarinal@selfhelpelderly.org

Kammy Kwan at (415) 677-7594 or kammyk@selfhelpelderly.org

 


Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact:

Jessica Cen at (415) 677-7669 or jessicac@selfhelpelderly.org

 



 

 

 
2022 Walk Run Ride to the Moon



ACTIVITY GOAL
COMPLETED: 1,051,071 points
TARGET: 100,000 points
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 28,867 miles
TARGET: 75,160 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 132,719
TARGET: $ 150,000
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
SELF HELP FOR THE ELDERLY
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.

Read more about the organization >>

HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
We are thrilled that you are inspired to join forces with thousands of seniors and SHE supporters! Proceeds from this campaign will fund essential and tailored programs for seniors and people with disabilities, who were impacted the most by the COVID pandemic and the tsunami of hate crimes. Self-Help for the Elderly is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is 94-1750717.
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.