ABOUT STEP2RAISE DEMENTIA AND BRAIN HEALTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
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Who? You! (you can step by yourself, compete with other individual steppers, or create a new team, or join a existing team).
When? The challenge starts Saturday, May 12th, 2018 and ends Sunday, June 17th, 2018. Register anytime starting April 22nd and right through to the last day. Remember, each step counts no matter where, how big, how often or when you take it.
What? To raise Dementia & Brain Health Awareness.
Walk for an hour, a day, a weekend, or all 37 days. Take 1 step or 10,000+ steps each day; with more than 6 million people living with some form of Dementia in the US today, every step counts. During the 37 days of the challenge "Like" our Facebook page @step2raise for the progress we make and also, "Like" our main page @DementiaOrg for valuable and shareable information on Dementia and Brain Health.
YOUR INITIAL GOAL IS ABOUT 2,700 STEPS A DAY (100,000/37). YOU CAN GO WAY OVER THAT EASILY, OR YOU CAN TAKE JUST 1 STEP EACH DAY ... DO WHAT YOU CAN, AND PUSH YOURSELF WHEN ABLE.
How? You'll think it's like magic.
We will combine your steps with people from all across the country. When you sign-up with us, we combine your "steps" from the Fitbit fitness tracker you wear (FITBITs ONLY - see "How will I track my distance?" in the FAQ Section of this site), or the free CharityFootprints app you load on your smartphone (after connecting the app to this challenge, you will start and stop the app each time you want your activity to count towards your goal). The app is available for both Apple iOS and Android (See the section "HOW IT WORKS," for the links to download the apps).
Where? Anywhere you want to step.
Every step you take, no matter where you live or work, no matter who you are or what you do, helps us reach our 6,000,000+ steps. You can walk alone, with a partner, in a group, or a crowd!
Lastly, you DO NOT have to fundraise to participate in STEP2RAISE 2018. Your involvement in the movement is proof enough for the community to realize your commitment.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
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DEMENTIA SOCIETY OF AMERICA®
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those living with Dementia, their caregivers, and the community at large through education, life enrichment programs, and recognition of superlative Dementia care, innovation, and research.
Why? To fund programs for people living with Dementia. Through the Dementia Society of America (DSA), and our Ginny Gives Program, we provide small grants to musicians, artists, therapists & performers. Over the course of this 37-day challenge, all of the donations received will go directly to fund life-enriching art, music, movement & touch programs for more than 600 people living with Dementia this year alone. More if we can!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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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?
This campaign is free to participate in.
However, if you would like to donate some money to the Dementia Society Of America®, you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after registration.
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), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward 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.
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 have already joined a team, we do not allow switching of team as team's reports data is dependent on team's composition and changing team may affect a team's performance.
If you still want to change your team (like if you joined a team by mistake) or create your own team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will switch your team.
CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.