ABOUT VASCULAR HEALTH STEP CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN
 
 

This September, during PAD Awareness Month, join the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation and pledge to walk 60 miles to keep the 60,000 miles of blood vessels in our body healthy!

Help raise awareness, raise your step count, and raise our $60,000 goal to support low-income patients in exercise therapy programs.

Here’s how:

STEP 1: Sign up for $60 to get started and invite your colleagues, friends, and family to join your team. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and their own fundraising page. (SVS Members, be sure to join your regional team!)

 

 

 

STEP 2: Download the Charity Footprints app on your smart phone or personal fitness device (details below).

 

STEP 3: Walk 60 miles in September during PAD Awareness Month to win prizes and promote positive health for the 60,000 miles of blood vessels in your body!

 

 
 
THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR
 
 
 
 
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 35,801 miles
TARGET: 60,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 82,506
TARGET: $ 80,000
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
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
SOCIETY FOR VASCULAR SURGERY FOUNDATION
The mission of the SVS Foundation is to optimize the vascular health and well-being of patients and the public through support of research that leads to discovery of knowledge and innovative strategies, as well as education and programs, to prevent and treat circulatory disease.?

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HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
Donations will support the following:

Providing fitness trackers for vascular patients in need to support their long-term vascular care.

Developing public awareness and education materials about vascular health, especially the importance of walking as therapy.

Supporting further development of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) app to help physicians support their patients in a crucial vascular therapy: walking!
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.