ABOUT 2021 #WALKRUNRIDE2MOON 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.



This virtual event connects friends and family with a reason to exercise and keep healthy. Your participation supports Self-Help for the Elderly's variety of programs to respond to emergency circumstances, enabling us to care for the seniors' health and safety.



Registration Starts: August 21, 2021
#WalkRunRide2Moon takes place where you are and when you want, any time between August 21, National Senior Citizens Day, and September 21, day of Moon Festival.


Make a difference today. Participate in #WalkRunRide2Moon fitness challenge with four simple steps. (Please scroll down to How It Works.)



Our Collective Goal



Get a #WalkRunRide2Moon T-shirt
All participants who donated $50 or $30 as registration will receive a special edition T-shirt. T-Shirts are available for pick-up at Self-Help for the Elderly service locations in San Francisco and San Mateo.



walkRunRidetoMoon T-shirt



Weekly Challenges & Prizes
Follow Self-Help for the Elderly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for announcements.



Social Media & Raffle
Use the hashtag #WalkRunRide2Moon to share your experience 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



Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here!



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Contact Us
Event details and technical support, please reach out to:


Sponsorship opportunities, please contact:


 

FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 27,398 miles
TARGET: 191,760 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 127,385
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 and rabbit!
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
Your participation supports Self-Help for the Elderly’s variety of programs to respond to emergency circumstances, enabling us to care for the community’s physical & mental health and safety. These programs include:
- nutrition meals and meal delivery services
- escort services for the seniors
- pop-up vaccination clinics and in-home vaccination appointments
- virtual activities
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.