The LIA Laser Running Club typically meets annually at LIA’s ICALEO conference in October. This year along with the new and exciting experience of a virtual conference, the LIA Laser Running Club will also be hosting a virtual event. Beginning on August 1st, ICALEO 2020 is hosting a virtual walk/run in memory of someone dear to many people in the laser community, Bill Shiner, who we lost due to cancer this year. Bill was intimately involved in the LIA and made many contributions to the laser industry as a whole. In honoring his family’s wishes all net proceeds of the money raised will go to the American Cancer Society.
Whether you knew Bill personally, face cancer in your own life through yourself or a loved one, or just want to help the cause, this run is a safe and fun opportunity to help from the comfort of your own home or neighborhood. Run, walk, dance; choose how you want to move, when you want, and wherever you are between August 1st and September 26th. This race is your way to stay connected with your laser community all over the world even when you are not able to see them in person, while also supporting a great cause.
Our overall goal is to raise $20,000 and to move 10,000 miles. We feel confident in our ability to reach these goals together, with your help!
Sign up now and set your personal goals to work towards over the next couple of weeks by fundraising and logging your everyday fitness in a friendly competition against others. Share your campaign with family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues and invite them to take part or sponsor you as we work together towards our one big goal.
For more information on this event, Bill Shiner, or the American Cancer Society, please visit www.icaleo.org/charity.
COMPLETED: 1,740 miles
TARGET: 10,000 miles
RAISED: $ 2,410
TARGET: $ 20,000
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How Your Participation Helps
The American Cancer Society has been heavily affected by the pandemic and many of their fundraising efforts were unable to be completed. They desperately need support in order to continue to fund research that hopefully one day will make sure that no one else is lost to this terrible disease.

Please join me in supporting the American Cancer Society.
All net proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
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.