ThyCa:Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., the Light of Life Foundation, the Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer (THANC) Foundation and Eisai Inc. have joined forces to bring back the #TruthAboutTC Virtual Walk-a-Thon this Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month! Last year, hundreds of people stepped up to raise awareness of thyroid cancer (TC) by walking nearly 29 million steps!
This year, we’re challenging you to go above and beyond to help harness the community’s passion. How can we bring more light into the world while we raise TC awareness? By spreading kindness. In addition to counting steps or their fitness equivalent, we’ve added a new category for people to participate in: acts of kindness.
Whether you choose to do good for others, or need to start from within, the world is a better place when we practice kindness. Here’s how it works: each act of kindness you perform during the walk-a-thon counts as a certain number of steps. The more generous the activity, the more steps you achieve. See the table below for more information. It’s a little different, but after the past couple of years, we can all use more kindness in our lives. We hope you join us and encourage your friends and family to get involved as well in raising awareness and donations!


Please see the chart below to convert your other forms of physical activity into steps:

*Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before starting a new exercise program or making other lifestyle changes.


Simply register via the links at the top or bottom of this page, get active, and log your steps. Remember: the goal is to raise awareness about thyroid cancer, so please share your progress on social media using the hashtag #TruthAboutTC. Please see the How It Works and FAQs sections below for more information on setting up your device and tracking your steps.


Fundraising—making it yours and making it social

Registration for the event is free. You’ll be given your own fundraising page when you sign up. We encourage you to share your experiences on social media as you participate in the #TruthAboutTC Virtual Walk-a-Thon. When you do, you can link to your fundraising page for anyone who wants to sponsor your walk. If you’re comfortable sharing your experience with thyroid cancer and why it’s important to you, you might find that sponsors are more willing to donate to the cause. Please be sure to use the official hashtag #TruthAboutTC to amplify your message.


Participants who help raise at least $50 are eligible to receive a reusable #TruthAboutTC water bottle—a refreshing way to show your support for the thyroid cancer community.


Thank you!

We hope you can join us for the #TruthAboutTC Virtual Walk-a-Thon. We look forward to spreading kindness this Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month!

COMPLETED: 13,499,109 steps
TARGET: 30,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 8,847
TARGET: $ 10,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints to support this great cause!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Since 2015, the #TruthAboutTC campaign has played a critical role in raising awareness of thyroid cancer and helping to dispel common misperceptions about the disease.

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How Your Participation Helps
The funds raised will be used by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., the Light of Life Foundation, and the Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer (THANC) Foundation to provide education and support to thyroid cancer survivors and their families.
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?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

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.