ABOUT STEP CHALLENGE AT VAM CAMPAIGN
 

The SVS Foundation invites YOU to join the second annual Step Challenge at VAM and compete to be named VAM’s Top Walker.

The Vascular Health Step Challenge amplifies the importance of vascular health while also promoting healthy vascular health habits in communities everywhere.

This year the Foundation is excited to offer you One Registration, Two Challenges: Sign up for the Step Challenge at VAM today and you’ll be automatically registered for the SVSF’s third annual Vascular Health Step Challenge during National Vascular Disease Awareness Month in September, too!
 
 
 
This June, help raise awareness, raise your step count, and raise vital funds!
 
Here’s how:
 
STEP 1: Sign up to get started and invite your colleagues, friends, and family to join your team! Registration costs $60. Each paying participant will receive a t-shirt and their own fundraising page.
 
 
 

STEP 2: Download the Charity Footprints app on your smartphone or personal fitness device to track your steps (details below - scroll down to 'How it Works' section of this page, under both maps).

 

STEP 3: Log your steps during VAM to win prizes and promote positive health for the 60,000 miles of blood vessels in your body! The challenge will run from 12:01 AM June 19 - 5:00 PM June 21.

 
 
 

About the Vascular Health Step Challenge:

 
This September, during National Vascular Disease 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 your body healthy!
 
Help raise awareness, raise your step count, and raise our $60,000 goal to support low-income patients in exercise therapy programs and SVSF efforts to prevent and treat circulatory disease.
 
 
OUR COMMUNITY
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 0 steps
TARGET: 60,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 2,260
TARGET: $ 60,000
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
Help fund the future of vascular health! All funds collected as part of the Step Challenge will be used 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.
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.