Team One Step supports Camp One Step through fitness and fundraising. Being active helps alleviate stress, allows us to sleep better, and overall improves our mental and physical health. Community helps us feel connected, reduces stress, and increases a feeling of well-being.
You can choose your fitness goal for the 4-week program when you register. This program will be track your steps/mileage, or you convert your workouts into steps and enter them manually. There are weekly challenges (not competing with distance or pace since we are all at different levels of fitness). Register now to get fit and support children who have a sibling diagnosed with cancer. Invite your friends and family!
Children who have a sibling diagnosed with cancer are profoundly affected. They are significantly more susceptible to anxiety, depression as well as feelings of guilt, isolation, and fear. No one seems to understand their unique journey and understandably, most of the attention is focused on survival of the child with cancer. We've heard multiple times from siblings that they are bullied at school, feel guilty, lonely, and invisible. But not at Camp One Step's Sibling Camp!
Sibling Camp provides support for the brothers and sisters of pediatric patients and survivors. This program was created several years ago as we began to expand our programming to address the needs of both children and their family members, who are all vulnerable to experiencing feelings of depression, anger, anxiety, guilt and isolation. Through this unique program, we connect siblings with each other in a fun, nurturing environment, so that they too can build their network of support, and feel safe to share their fears and experiences with others who understand their unique situation.
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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
CAMP ONE STEP BY CHILDREN'S ONCOLOGY SERVICES
Camp One Step by Children's Oncology Services believes that cancer should not prevent a child from enjoying the simple joys of childhood. When kids are diagnosed with cancer, childhood can swept away by appointments, treatments, and hospital visits for the child diagnosed and for their brothers and sisters. Camp One Step gives childhood back by providing free programs for children diagnosed with cancer and their families so they can enjoy fishing, arts and crafts, and games that promote inclusion.
We are one of the very few organizations in the country who provide programming exclusively for children who have a sibling with cancer. During Sibling Camp, children who have a brother or sister with cancer can have fun, laugh, and and spend time with peers who understand their unique journey.
Our goal at Sibling Camp is to not allow the child’s identity to be defined by their sibling’s diagnosis. In June 2020, we introduced our first-ever Sibling Camp Virtual, and while the decision to transfer to a virtual platform was in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, we knew immediately virtual programming was an opportunity to connect our community in a new and significant way. Our virtual programming offers the connections, bonds, support and joy of camp that siblings of kids with cancer need. For a few days in June, they are a kid and a camper.
Between Sibling Camps, Camp One Step will offer Sibling Camp Reunions and provide a time and place for the campers to reconnect, have fun, and give and provide support in a safe, fun atmosphere. Funds raised during this campaign will support Sibling Camp Reunions. Let's come together and show the siblings how important and amazing they are.
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.
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.
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