ABOUT RACE FOR THE LIGHT CAMPAIGN
Lumen Vitae & Jesus Youth of America invite you to join a collective effort to walk, jog, hike, swim, bike, dance - 10,714 miles - the distance around the country of Haiti - to bring awareness and funding for hundreds of our families who struggle to have a daily meal.

Every $40 raised through fundraising is able to feed a family of four with enough food for one month!

$40/fundraised - Feeds a family of four in Haiti for one month
$200/fundraised - Feeds a family of four in Haiti for five months
$480/fundraised - Feeds a family of four in Haiti for one year

All funds raised will go directly towards feeding of 500 families in Haiti who participate in the Lumen Vitae child sponsorship program


Register as an individual, create your own team or join a team from anywhere in the world and watch as all of our steps, miles and pledges add up while simultaneously losing those pounds we gained during isolation. Any kind of exercise and physical activity counts!

This fitness campaign is 15 days long (Oct. 18 - Nov 1). During that time, you and your team members will set a goal for the amount of miles you would like to complete and how much your team would like to fundraise. You will have your own fundraiser page with a link to send to friends to encourage them to donate to your team's efforts.

STEP 1: REGISTER and set up your account anytime between now and Nov 1st. Once you register, you will have your own web page that will track your team’s combined distance and funds you raise together.

Registration: $40/participant (proceeds go toward your overall fundraising goal)

STEP 2: RECRUIT team members from anywhere in the world to join you. Decide together on your goals for distance and fundraising.

STEP 3: TRACK your steps/miles from Oct. 18th - Nov. 1st.

There are three ways to track your progress:

--Download the free Charity Footprints App

--Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava) or use the health app on your iphone

--Manually enter your miles on your event page

STEP 4: SHARE your team fundraising page with others so they can support you through donations. Post the link to your web page on social media or send it in a text to friends and family.

There will be prizes for the two teams that:

1. Raise the most funds

2. Accumulate the most miles

We will have teams in the USA, Haiti, and anywhere in the world. This is such a fun way for all of us to get fit while combining our efforts to help families in Haiti!

Jesus Youth is a international Catholic movement that challenges young people to live a meaningful, creative and fulfilling life.

To find out more about Jesus Youth, visit this link -
www.jesusyouth.org
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 11,602 miles
TARGET: 10,714 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 195,662
TARGET: $ 240,000
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
HOW IT WORKS
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
LUMEN VITAE
Our mission is to feed 500 families in Haiti with enough food for a daily meal from November 1, 2020 until October 31st, 2021. Every $40 received part of this campaign provides enough food to last a month for a family. The families in Haiti who participate in our program are also empowered to join in volunteer projects in their own communities where they are giving and sharing to the neighbors around them. A simple act of donating to this cause can initiate a ripple effect of giving which spreads throughout the whole world!

To learn more about how to sponsor the education of a child in Haiti, visit this link: www.lumenvitae.us

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps

$40 fundraised - Feeds a family of four in Haiti for one month

$200 fundraised - Feeds a family of four in Haiti for five months

$480 fundraised - Feeds a family of four in Haiti for one year
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 (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.