ABOUT STEP UP TO TURN CANCER OFF CAMPAIGN

 

Let’s cure cancer together and reduce the risk of developing it! One of the best ways to do this is to have an active, healthy lifestyle. From June 6th to June 12th , we challenge you to STEP UP TO TURN CANCER OFF and raise money for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Every step you take, every dollar you raise, will bring us closer to ending cancer.

 

Not interested in walking. That’s okay! This is not just a walk or run. You can also collect "steps" by biking, swimming, shopping, bowling, or virtually any type of movement. For an easy miles-to-step conversion calculator, use this excel sheet!!

 

Here’s How It Works

  • Register as an individual or with a team.
  • Set your own “step” goal, how many steps you think you’ll take between June 6th and June 12th . Tip: pair your fitness app or device to help record your steps.
  • Ask family members, friends, co-workers and others to support your challenge by donating or joining the event.

 

To make it fun, you’ll earn prizes while raising money for cancer research. The more you raise, the more prizes you'll receive. Prizes range from a Step Up to Turn Cancer Off t-shirt, a Step Up medal, tickets to SWCRF’s Hamptons Happening, our premier summer event in the Hamptons, and tickets to the Collaboration for a Cure Gala held in New York City at Cipriani Wall Street!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 0 steps
TARGET: 1,600,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 41,723
TARGET: $ 200,000
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
SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The mission of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) is to eradicate cancer by funding collaborative cross-institutional research to identify and correct abnormal gene function that causes cancer. This research is the basis for developing minimally toxic treatments for all patients with cancer.

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HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
Donations raised from the Step Up to Turn Cancer Off will support more than 60 SWCRF investigators around the world. Funds will be allocated toward cutting-edge research that leads to improving our understanding of the links between aging and cancer as well as the development of new, minimally toxic treatments.
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.