ABOUT MILES FOR SMILES VIRTUAL WELLNESS CHALLENGE 2021 CAMPAIGN
 
Presenting Sponsor
 
The Board of Directors for Ryan’s Case for Smiles
 
Join us for our Second Annual Miles for Smiles Virtual Wellness Challenge. As we begin to see light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, the Miles for Smiles Virtual Wellness Challenge is the perfect opportunity to connect with friends, families, colleagues, and neighbors in a fun and easy way.
 
How do I participate in the Miles for Smiles Virtual Wellness Challenge?
 
Participation is easy and fun! Whether you find wellness through physical activities like running, walking, biking, or yoga, or through other hobbies and household activities, you have a place in our wellness challenge! Set your fundraising goals and mileage goals through your individual account and then get started tracking. The easy-to-use app will enable you to join teams, see your fundraising progress and to update your miles.
 
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support Case for Smiles and to collectively run/walk/dance/sew, etc. 20,000 miles. All money raised through this challenge supports Ryan’s Case for Smiles and the incredible families we serve.
 
STEP 1: Register to participate!
 
Registration options:
 
Miles Motivator - $30 in support of the 30% of young hospital patients who develop Post Traumatic Stress symptoms following a serious illness
• Includes Individual registration
 
Wellness Champion - $75 in honor of the 75,000 children and families we support each year with pillowcases and other coping resources
• Includes individual registration plus an additional $45 donation to support the Ryan’s Case for Smiles mission
• Recognition on our event website
 
Hope Hero - $150 in honor of the 15 years Ryan's Case for Smiles has been bringing hope and smiles to children and families
• Includes individual registration, plus an additional $120 donation to support the Ryan’s Case for Smiles mission
• Recognition on our event website
• Complimentary t-shirt with our signature red sneakers to keep you moving toward your wellness goals
 
Resilience Warrior - $230 in honor of the 2.3 million pillowcases we have delivered to children fighting life-changing illnesses and injuries
• Includes individual registration, plus an additional $200 donation to support the Ryan’s Case for Smiles mission.
• Recognition on our event website
• Complimentary t-shirt with our signature red sneakers to keep you moving toward your wellness goals
• Entry into a drawing for a $50 Target Gift Card
 
STEP 2: Spread the word to help build awareness! Form a team and encourage your colleagues, friends and family to join your team! Set a team fundraising goal. Be the first person to donate to your team to encourage others to do the same!
 
STEP 3: Set a personal fitness goal! Whatever activities you choose to do, consider setting a personal or team goal to encourage and challenge yourself and your friends.
 
STEP 4: Track your wellness activity of choice (anywhere you are) on the website or by downloading the Charity Footprints App which includes wearable device integration to make fitness tracking seamless.
If you are doing an activity that is easily tracked in miles – for example, walking, running, biking, rowing, elliptical machine, etc., simply enter the miles completed in the app or website, or sync with your personal fitness device.
• For other wellness activities that cannot be measured in miles, please refer to the mileage conversion chart below. Don’t see your favorite activity? Simply use the activities listed as a guide (we trust you to use your discretion!)
 
 
Please have fun and get creative! Don’t forget to post your different activities on social media, Instagram: @caseforsmiles, Twitter: @CaseForSmiles, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaseforSmiles/ using the hashtag #CFSmiles4smiles.
 
Helpful tips for registering and frequently asked questions can be found via this link: "Tips and FAQs".
 
 
GOOD LUCK!
The Case for Smiles Family
 
Questions? Contact Cindy at Cberlacher@caseforsmiles.org
 
Case for Smiles T-Shirts Available!
$25/t-shirt (includes shipping); currently size Large is on backorder until mid-May
 
 
 
 
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 0 miles
TARGET: 20,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 6,558
TARGET: $ 20,000
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
RYAN'S CASE FOR SMILES
Ryan's Case For Smiles (CFS) enables children with cancer and other life-changing illnesses, as well as their families, to cope with their illness today, while building resilience to thrive in the future. In short, to feel better to heal better.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
Sadly the stream of sick children never ends, while the costs of fabric and materials have tripled over the past few years. Like so many across the country, volunteers have struggled with job losses and economic hardship as a result of COVID-19, making it more difficult for them to continue to donate pillowcases. The average cost of a pillowcase is $11.00. Individual donations and grants from organizations have helped defray some of the costs but we have found we cannot continue to meet the needs of the children without additional funding. The money raised from this virtual wellness challenge will go towards every aspect of the magic of Ryan's Case for Smiles, contributing to our initiatives with CopingSpace, as well as fabric for our pillowcases. If you would like to make a contribution, please help us out by participating, or donating on behalf of a registrant you know!
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.