Registration Starts: September 24, 2020


Virtual Event: Freedom Steps IV – Walk Across Georgia takes place where you are and when you want, any time between September 25, 2020 to October 25, 2020



Participate in The Freedom Steps IV fitness challenges by following these four simple steps:

STEP 1: Join the virtual fitness event by clicking the “Register” button on this page. For a registration fee of $5, you will receive a personalized fund raising page and a 2020 Mary Hall Freedom Village: Celebrating Connections wristband! Supply of wristbands is limited and available only while stock lasts.


STEP 2: Set up your fundraising page with your custom fitness and fundraising goals. You can participate in the event by walking, running, cycling or any of your favorite fitness activities. Just log it! If you raise $50 you will receive a hand-made face mask and if you raise $100, you will receive the hand-made face mask and a 2020 MHFV Celebrating Connections t-shirt!


STEP 3: Track Your Fitness Progress. You can download applications such as Charity Footprints or Strava to track your activities, miles and steps. Such apps can also be synced to your wearable fitness devices such as Apple Watch, Fitbit Watch, or Garmin Watch. If you do not have any apps or devices to track your progress, you can enter your progress manually on your fundraising page.


STEP 4: Share your fundraising page with your network. Invite your friends and family to join you as a team, or to donate to your fundraising page.


Social Media & Raffle

Use the hashtag #MHFVStepsIV to share your experiences and photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to spread the word and for a chance to win a raffle prize. If you need help with posting on social media, please submit your photo entry to Sharon.Anderson@mhfh.org.


Make an Impact

Your participation, whether you register, sponsor, give or spread the word, makes a positive impact in the effort to Celebrate Connections.


Contact Us

We look forward to having you join us! For more information, please reach out Sharon.Anderson@mhfh.org or (770)-642-5500



National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those living in recovery.
Mary Hall Freedom Village, (MHFV) is proud to Join the Voices for Recovery in Celebrating Connections. This year we celebrate the gains made by those in recovery, improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions, and recognize the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.
MHFV realizes it takes a network of friends, family, volunteers, staff, participants and the community at large to promote and support the recovery journey and ensure a better future without stigma and discrimination for those in active recovery and those who still suffer.
Join us for Freedom Steps IV – Celebrating Connections, a 30-day virtual walk across Georgia held September 25 – October 25 to collectively honor our connections and support Recovery in all its forms.
COMPLETED: 730,554 steps
TARGET: 10,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 500
TARGET: $ 10,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the US
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
The mission of Mary Hall Freedom Village, Inc. (MHFV) is to empower women, children, veterans, and families to end the cycle of homelessness, addiction, and poverty.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
The funds will be used to break the cycle of addiction, poverty and homelessness and to bring awareness that recovery is possible.
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.