ABOUT OVARIAN AND GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS VIRTUAL 5K CAMPAIGN
With the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic, we’ve had to reconsider many things to ensure the health of the community. Gathering a large crowd for what would have been the 13th (go figure, *lucky* 13) Annual Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancers 5k this September is just not going to work. But we still want to show our love and support for the women and families impacted by gynecologic cancers. So we’re going virtual!
We are going to band together as a community, get some exercise and raise awareness for gynecologic cancers in your own neighborhoods.. The O&GC5k 2020 takes place where you are and when you want, anytime between September 12 and September 26, 2020. And you don’t have to run if that’s not your thing! Walking, biking, swimming, yoga, gardening... you choose the activity you want to partake in and track your fitness. Our goal is to collectively run/walk/dance/jump, etc. for 7,500 virtual miles and race around Rochester. The easy-to-use app will enable you to join teams, update your miles (via running, dance steps, etc.), chat with teammates and upload photos into your own race ‘scrapbook’
Here’s how it works:
-To help us cover the costs of this app, we would appreciate a donation of $5 per person.
-Acknowledging that this year has been financially challenging for our entire community, we won’t be fundraising — we like to think of this year’s goal as "friend"raising, so invite your friends and family to be a part of your team! (The fundraising goal you see below is simply the amount needed to defray the cost of this app)
-Sign up to track your progress by either:
>Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava) or
>Download the free Charity Footprints app to track your progress or
>Manually enter your steps on your event page.
-Just like in our regular 5k events, you can create or join a team! Team names are added to a pull down menu as they are formed.
-You can track fitness activities other than walking or running. The chart below helps you equate 1 mile with time spent on various activities; then just add them manually to your account.
-T-shirts, sweatshirts and even face masks are available for purchase featuring this year’s awesome logo. We’ve kept the cost at a minimum, and your order will be shipped directly from the printer to you.
-On Saturday, September 12th - the day we would have had our race - we’ll have a live stream virtual kickoff.
-Share your story and pics online (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) by using the hashtags #SavetheHooHaz, ( or feel free to use any and all of the following: #O&GC5k2020 #O&GC5k #cancerwellnessconnections #cancerawareness #cancersucks #cancer #girlsrockingcancer #beatcancer #cancerfighter #cancersupport #notallcancerispink #fightlikeagirl #cancerwarrior #hope #gynecologicalcancers #ovariancancer #ovariancancerawareness #cervicalcancer #Uterinecancer #gynecology #endometrialcancer #gynecologicaloncology #vaginalcancer #cancertalk #fitness #family #health #5K )
-We’ll wrap everything up on Saturday, September 26 with another short live stream announcing team totals and other fun facts
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
CANCER WELLNESS CONNECTIONS
To encourage a positive attitude and healthy lifestyle for cancer patients while receiving chemotherapy treatments through nutritional education, cosmetology guidance, basic physical training and intellectual stimulation
To help us cover the costs of this program, we would appreciate a donation of $5 per person. Acknowledging that this year has been financially challenging for our entire community, we won’t be fundraising — we like to think of this year’s goal as "friend"raising, so invite your friends and family to be a part of your team!
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.
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.
CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.