Make the impossible, possible for a child diagnosed with cancer! The Power of One Challenge is about being part of a T.E.A.M..- Teamwork, Empowerment, Achievement and Motivation. Participants of the Power of One Challenge enjoy a supportive, virtual community of like-minded people who want to get fit while supporting children diagnosed with cancer. The Power of One Challenge will strengthen relationships as participants encourage each other to reach their goals, work-out together, go for group walks, or form a team.
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month and we are looking for individuals to join our community by participating in the Power of One Challenge. Every person who participates will make a significant impact helping to send a child diagnosed with cancer to camp!
Cancer can sweep away childhood with hospital stays, treatments, and doctor's appointments. Camp One Step gives it back! We provide a safe, fun place for kids to enjoy simply joys of childhood with peers who understand them. Campers enjoy swimming, arts and crafts, and games that promote inclusion. A volunteer medical staff are available to care for the camper's unique medical needs. Help us make the impossible, possible for children diagnosed with cancer!
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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.
The approximate cost to send one child to camp for one life-changing week is $1,000. The average cost for a child to attend one day of camp is $200.00. When COVID-19 emerged, Camp One Step quickly pivoted to virtual programming to serve our community.
During Summer Camp Virtual, we had 152 campers participate! The week before camp, each camper receives a care package with all the supplies needed to do the counselor led activities via zoom. Campers reported loving the opportunity to engage with each other and their counselors; especially during these uncertain times. It costs approximately $500 to provide virtual camp for one week for a child. We encourage each participant to raise $250 - the approximate amount to support a portion of virtual camp. We also hosted another 152 kids at Summer Camp in-person this year that included multiple layers of safety precautions. Funds raised will help us provide programs for children diagnosed with cancer and their families.
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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