ABOUT STEPPING OUT IN FAITH CAMPAIGN
Stepping Out in Faith is a fundraiser to benefit House of Prayer, a charitable organization offering men a path to freedom from addiction. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need to help people struggling with substance abuse, while also making it more challenging to raise funds to fight this battle. Since we cannot hold a fall banquet - we decided to host a “virtual walk” fundraiser. Studies have shown that physical exercise improves your attitude and self-confidence, so why not do something to help yourself while also helping others? What is a Stepping Out in Faith Virtual Race?Unlike a traditional walk-a-thon or race, this virtual walk uses technology and allows for social distancing. You can participate by yourself, but we encourage you to get your family, friends, or co-workers involved. This is an ideal way to bring people “together” to have fun, get fit and raise money for a good cause. The race will run from October 1 to October 31, 2020. Feel free to jump in at the beginning or after the race is underway.You simply register anytime during the virtual race dates, continue to do the things you normally do to stay active, or take on the challenge to be more active knowing you are raising vital funds to fight addiction! If walking or running is not your thing, no problem. All activities count – golf, swimming, spinning, etc. As long as you are moving you will be Stepping Out in Faith! HOW DO I GET STARTED? STEP 1Register: Contribute $25.Pay it forward – ask a friend to join you, form a team, start a competition for who can get the most steps in October.Each participant will receive an oval House of Prayer Sticker to put on their favorite water bottle to use as inspiration to get their steps in each day. STEP 2Set Up Your Device. Join or Start a Team. Track Your Support! Set up your fitness device using the How It Works instructions below. Easily setup your own personal fundraising page and post it to social media to help encourage donations where pledged funds you receive from your circle will help motivate you to hit your goals and raise money to help fight addiction! STEP 3Use your influence. Get Active! Connect with your social network to help raise awareness and reach your fitness and fundraising goals. Share your progress regularly on social media by posting pictures and short videos to spread the word. Remember to include the #StepOutSaveLives hashtag to start a social media movement and get steppin'! How do I track my progress and convert other activities into steps?You can participate in the Stepping Out in Faith Virtual Race by doing pretty much anything that gets your heart rate up! Refer to the How It Works and FAQs sections below for more information on tracking your distance and setting up your device. Use the map and virtual track below to see how you, your team and everyone else is collectively moving towards our goals. For activities that cannot be measured in steps or miles, please refer to the Activity to Steps Conversion Chart below. If you don't see your favorite activity, simply use it as a guide. 1 Minute of Each Activity = # of Steps | 2000 steps = 1 mile Participate in The Community Scrapbook Challenges! We are excited to offer our Stepping Out in Faith Virtual Race Community Scrapbook to make this fun and engaging. Each week we will announce the upcoming week’s challenge and prior week’s winner(s). Week 1 | Week of October 1 – 7thRaise at least $50 in donations. When you reach this goal, post a screenshot/picture from your personal fundraising page to the scrapbook. The 3 participants with the most funds raised will each receive a $25 gift card to Chick-fil-A (yum!). All posts must be made by Wednesday at 11:59:59pm EST. Winners: To be announced GRAND PRIZEYETI Tundra 35 Hard Cooler (Desert Tan) - $249.99 value Our Goal:Join at any time, set your fitness goal, rack up those steps and raise those funds!Your personal steps or mileage goal is up to you.Our collective goal is to raise $60,000 or more and reach a total of 30,000 miles / 60,000,000 steps or more! WE CAN DO THIS!
Your personal steps or mileage goal is up to you.Our collective goal is to raise $60,000 or more and reach a total of 30,000 miles / 60,000,000 steps or more!