The Summit Virtual Fitness Challenge starts with YOU!

Show your support for the 10+ million Parkinson’s patients around the world. If left unchecked, Parkinson’s is expected to double – possibly triple over the next 20 years.

Exercise is critical for those struggling with Parkinson’s disease.

Join us by taking a pledge to exercise for 46 days in support of those with Parkinson’s.

Anyone. Anyway. Anywhere.


Registration: $25.00


Registration is NOW OPEN

Challenge dates: November 14 – December 31, 2020


Register today and help us find a Victory Over Parkinson’s.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact us for info.


HAVE FUN: Post a video on Facebook or Instagram of “What are you doing for Parkinson’s?”

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#SummitforStemCell #VictoryOverPD #Summit #Parkinsons #StemCell


NOTE: If you need help connecting your fitness device in the registration process: CLICK HERE!


Expressions of appreciation for fundraising levels:

Please note, items accrue for each level attained. Delivery: 6-8 weeks after event.

COMPLETED: 643 miles
TARGET: 5,000 miles
RAISED: $ 9,142
TARGET: $ 50,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints down the Mississippi River and back
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Summit for Stem Cell Foundation’s mission is to support, educate and raise awareness about the development of today’s and tomorrow’s evidence-based regenerative medical therapies focused on Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. It is our goal to empower patients, physicians and caregivers with information to elevate their understanding in order to manage their healthcare.

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How Your Participation Helps
Summit for Stem Cell Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is dependent on donations to support our programs. The proceeds from our fundraising and awareness raising campaign, The Summit Virtual Fitness Challenge, will help support Summit’s programs:

Research Program: Support innovative evidence-based research looking at “old” questions with a new focus.

Patient Support Program:
a) Provide current & reliable information to patients.
b) Patient Financial assistance – For patients enrolled in FDA approved clinical trials in or affecting the field of regenerative medicine.

Educational Program: Dedicated to bridging the informational gap between evidence-based science and the patient & medical communities.
a) Accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses for medical professionals with world-class leaders in regenerative medicine as presenters.
b) Reliable information empowering patients with the ability to separate stem cell hope from hype and to safely navigate stem cell therapies.
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.