At Blueskies Behavioral, we rescue protect children and youth from being harm by excessive pressures that pressure youth into making choices that are damaging to themselves or other. COVID pandemic has created environment and social peers that do not allow our youth to feel secured. Our youth reality has become uncertain. The number one leading issue impacting our youth at risk is uncertainty of the future.
But we need to do more to continue our fight to protect our youth. September and October is the time to take action! Our youth is in need of your support.
What is the #walk4myblueskiesforyouth# Virtual Race?
Unlike a traditional walk/run/bike race, this virtual race uses technology & takes social distancing into account; allowing you to participate on your own, with a friend, work mates or your whole family, showing your support whenever & wherever you are day or night; rain or shine; inside or outside. The choice is yours! You simply register anytime during the virtual race dates and continue to do the things that you normally do to stay active, knowing you are raisingvital funds to protect kids.
You don't walk, run or bike to stay active? No problem. Maybe you golf, swim, spin, workout, dance, hike, row, box or even do house or yard work. That's great! As long as you can move, you can Step Up and #walk4myblueskiesforyouth#!
Besides participating, what more can I do to Step Up and #4myblueskiesforyouth?
Our most inspired #walk4myblueskiesforyouth donors will receive exclusive prizes! The more funds you donate, raise and have pledged (in addition to your registration donation), the more #walk4myblueskiesforyouth you’ll win!
$25 Raised/Donated-#walk4myblueskiesforyouth
You will receive:
An Exclusive #walk4myblueskiesforyouth mystery gift
$75 Raised/Donated-#walk4myblueskiesforyouth*
*T-shirts may also be purchased in registration
You will receive:
An Exclusive Virtual Race T-shirt
COMPLETED: 216 miles
TARGET: 1,200 miles
RAISED: $ 2,258
TARGET: $ 15,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around the USA!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Improve individuals’, families’ and community's understanding of emotional wellness and the mind-body connection between mental, supports, treatment and physical health.

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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.