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Attention Runners, Walkers, Movers & Shakers!

In memory of what would have been Alisa Ann’s 57th birthday on September 8th, during the month of September we are encouraging all our volunteers, donors, and friends to join us by pledging to run or walk at least 5 miles! The campaign goal is to see if we can get in 570 miles as a group and raise $5,700 by the end of September. There will be a prize for most miles walked/ran in September, as well as, most donations raised!

For those of you who may not know, at the age of eight, Alisa Ann Ruch was fatally injured in a backyard barbecue accident in Southern California. Bravely using their tragedy as a catalyst for change, Alisa Ann’s parents, local firefighters and medical professionals joined together and created AARBF in 1971 with the goal of preventing burn injuries by teaching “Stop, Drop, and Roll.”

How to participate:

1) Go to www.charityfootprints.com/aarbf by August 31st to register individually or start a team!
a. There is a minimum donation of $25 to join however we are encouraging everyone to donate $57 in honor of Alisa Ann.
2) You will receive a confirmation email, that will include instructions to download the smart phone app to track your miles.
3) Starting September 1st, begin planning out your runs and/or walks! Remember to keep track of your miles by using the app and bringing your phone with you but don’t worry, we can add miles offline if you forget or do not have an internet connection.
4) Encourage friends, family and co-workers to donate to you (or your team) at www.charityfootprints.com/aarbf.
a. Donations can also be made offline, and added to your scoreboard, if you receive a cash or check made out to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.
5) Take lots of pictures! We want to feature you in our social media posts so that everyone can see that getting up and moving is not only fun but can be a catalyst to raise money for a great cause!

Contact our Development Manager, Stephanie “Pocahontas” Boydell at 415-495-7223 x17 or sboydell@aarbf.org if you have any questions or would like to share your photos of your runs/walks for Alisa Ann.
COMPLETED: 522 miles
TARGET: 570 miles
RAISED: $ 1,063
TARGET: $ 5,700
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
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Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Set-up iOS or Android app using your registered email.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
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To significantly reduce the number of burn injuries through prevention education, and to enhance the quality of life of those affected by burn injuries in California.

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How Your Participation Helps
Donations made to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation will go to further our mission: to significantly reduce the number of burn injuries through prevention education, and to enhance the quality of life of those affected by burn injuries in California.
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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?

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.

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 support@charityfootprints.com and we will switch your team.