ABOUT ABMDR 2020 VIRTUAL WALK CAMPAIGN

Dear ABMDR Family,

In solidarity and support of Artsakh and our people, we have decided to dedicate our annual virtual walk to “VICTORY ARTSAKH”. We will donate every dollarraised by our walkers from our Walk of Life to the Armenia Fund to go to this cause.

We all know that Artsakh and Armenia are fighting for their very existence.The Armenian community worldwide is standing behind our brave soldiers, mourning those who gave their lives, and helping the civilians who are suffering unspeakable attacks and atrocities.

Please register, walk and stand behind our brothers and sisters in this critical time of need. Get your friends and neighbors to do the same. The name Walk of Life has never been more representative of our event and our collective mission!

Sign up today with your team or as an individual to participate. Once registered, you can login to your account to customize your Personal & Team donation pages; send emails and social posts; manage offline pledges;and view the status of your Personal & Team fundraising efforts. You will automatically be entered to win prizes upon registration!

--Sponsorship payment forms can be emailed to walk@abmdr.am--
 
 

*RAFFLE INFORMATION*

When you register for the virtual Walk of Life, you are automatically entered into a raffle to win one of the following prizes:

  • Apple iPad
  • Apple Watch
  • Apple AirPods
  • $100 Amazon gift card
  • JBL Clip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Want to increase your chances of winning a raffle prize?

We will award FIVE additional raffle tickets to the following Walk participants:

  • Team with most funds raised
  • Individual with most funds raised
  • Individual with greatest number of contributors to their Walk
  • Individual with greatest distance walked (miles)

Winners of the above categories will also be recognized by:

  • Having their name on the Angel Wall in ABMDR’s lab in Yerevan, Armenia
  • A cluster of trees being planted in Armenia in their honor by the Armenia Tree Project
OUR COMMUNITY
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 2,092 miles
TARGET: 10,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 13,099
TARGET: $ 30,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the US
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
ARMENIAN BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY CORP
Our mission is to save lives by recruiting and providing matched unrelated donors for bone marrow or stem cell transplantation to all Armenian and non-Armenian patients worldwide who are suffering from leukemia and other life-threatening blood related illnesses.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
** All funds raised by our Walk of Life participants will be donated to the Armenia Fund!**

In solidarity and support of Artsakh and our people, we have decided to dedicate our annual virtual walk to “VICTORY ARTSAKH”. We will donate every dollar raised by our walkers from our Walk of Life to the Armenia Fund to go to this cause.

The name Walk of Life has never been more representative of our event and our collective mission!
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.