Run, walk, hike, and get moving with us! Ryan's Case for Smiles is helping kids feel better to heal better! Ryan's Case for Smiles is hosting its first annual Virtual 5k from January 1 to January 29. Our goal is to run, walk, swim, bike, or anything else for a total of 155 miles across participants and raise $1500 together. Join us and bring smiles to kids across the country!
Registration is easy and begins on January 1. Please follow the steps below.
1. Registration is $30 per person.
2. Spread the word! Encourage friends, family, coworkers, neighbors and more to join us. Share your progress on social media and challenge friends to walk/run/move more miles. This is the perfect way to kick start your New Year's Resolutions! (Don't forget to tag Ryan's Case for Smiles)
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
RYAN'S CASE FOR SMILES
Ryan's Case For Smiles (CFS) enables children with cancer and other life-changing illnesses, as well as their families, to cope with their illness today, while building resilience to thrive in the future. In short, to feel better to heal better.
Sadly the stream of sick children never ends, while the costs of fabric and materials have tripled over the past few years. Like so many across the country, volunteers have struggled with job losses and economic hardship, making it more difficult for them to continue to donate pillowcases. The average cost of a pillowcase is $11.00 (as determined by auditors Torrillo & Associates, LLC). Individual donations and grants from organizations have helped defray some of the costs but we have found we cannot continue to meet the needs of the children without additional funding. The money raised from this virtual 5K will go towards every aspect of the the magic of RCFS, contributing to our initiatives with Coping Space, as well as fabric for our pillow cases. If you would like to make a contribution, please help us out by participating, or donating on behalf of a participant you know!
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 (Apple Watch), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign.
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.
CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.