ABOUT WALK FOR HEALING 2023 CAMPAIGN


 

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Grief and loss are part of the human condition and in times of loss, we often neglect our self-care. We invite you to take this opportunity to care for yourself as you join the WALK FOR HEALING virtual challenge. We hope by participating you can experience healing and connection while knowing that you are helping others as you support Hospice SLO County.

 

REGISTRATION STARTS April 17, 2023 and is ongoing until the end of the challenge.

Register as an individual or team HERE.

Sponsor information HERE.

Find an individual to donate to HERE.

Make a direct donation to Hospice SLO County HERE.

 

The Goal

Our collective goal is to reach 25,000 miles and raise $50,000 in 6 weeks.

 

When

Registration: April 17, 2023 - June 11, 2023

Challenge Starts: May 1, 2023

Challenge Ends: June 11, 2023

 

Registration

$30 per participant

 

It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

  • Register to participate individually or with a team, or create your own team.
  • Set a personal fitness goal and track your miles for the 6 weeks using your own fitness device or the Charity Footprints App.
  • Once you register, you will be given a link to your own unique fundraising page. If you wish, you can personalize your page with your fundraising goal and send your link to friends and family to donate in your name. Fundraising Tool Kit found HERE.
 
 
Add to the Fun
  • Form a team and challenge other teams to some friendly competition.
  • If you are a business, May is Global Employee Health & Fitness Month! Use this walk to help your staff participate in this global event. Use the suggestions found HERE.
  • Motivate your team by using the suggestions found HERE.
  • Join the Instagram Contest! Post a photo of your participation on your Instagram and tag us #walkforhealing2023 and #hospiceslocounty. Each post with our tag will enter your name for a chance to win a prize. One prize per contestant. More info HERE.
  • Earn Charity Footprints* and a chance to win an individual or team trophy.

*1 Miles covered = 50 Footprints; $1 raised = 25 Footprints

 

Prizes for Fundraising

The individual with the most Footprints* recorded will be recognized with a trophy and social media shout-outs.

The team with the most Footprints* recorded will be recognized with a trophy and social media shout-outs.

*1 Miles covered = 50 Footprints; $1 raised = 25 Footprints

 

Find us online

Instagram @hospiceslocounty

Facebook at www.facebook.com/hospiceofslocounty

Our website at www.hospiceslo.org

Hashtags #WalkForHealing2023

#HospiceSLOCounty

 

Mail in donations:

Make checks out to Hospice SLO County.

Write “Walk For Healing” in the memo.

If this donation is to support a participant, put the participant’s name in the memo.

Mail to:

Hospice SLO County

1304 Pacific Street

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 

Questions

Contact Susan Olson at 805-544-2266 or susanolson@hospiceslo.org

 

The WALK FOR HEALING challenge will raise funds to ensure Hospice SLO County has enough resources for a robust Counseling Program, a strong In-Home Support Program, a dedicated Pet Peace of Mind Program, and a growing Volunteer Corps. Your participation will make a direct impact on our services as we continue to see an increased need in SLO County.

 

FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 18,709 miles
TARGET: 25,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 51,818
TARGET: $ 50,000
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
HOSPICE OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
Hospice SLO County assists anyone in our community who is grieving a death or coping with a life-limiting illness. All services are offered free of charge.

Read more about the organization >>

HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
The WALK FOR HEALING challenge will raise funds to ensure Hospice SLO County has enough resources for a robust Counseling Program, a strong In-Home Support Program, a dedicated Pet Peace of Mind Program, and a growing Volunteer Corps. Your participation will make a direct impact on our services as we continue to see an increased need in SLO County.

The funds raised will help Hospice SLO County licensed staff train and supervise Master’s Prepared Trainees. Hospice SLO County is literally training SLO County's future therapists.

The funds raised will help Hospice SLO County staff train volunteers in a 30-hour comprehensive Volunteer Training that happens quarterly throughout the year. This training explores personal attitudes about death and dying, the history of hospice, current medical and non-medical approaches to end-of-life care, communication skills, anticipatory grief and bereavement, and spiritual, practical, and emotional support needs of clients and families including family dynamics.

This training is also a pre-requisite for other training offered by Hospice SLO County.

All services are performed by volunteers and a small staff of 8. All services are offered free of charge to people living in San Luis Obispo County.
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.