Join HopeWell Cancer Support’s ReachOut! Event
Extended into July!

ReachOut! is a “virtual race to 5K” to connect with 5,000 friends around the Greater Baltimore region, the Mid-Atlantic and the world, and welcome them to our HopeWell family. Your contributions will enable us to deliver HopeWell’s free programs to people whose lives have been forever changed by cancer while you acknowledge those who are special to you.

Unlike a traditional race, ReachOut! takes place where you are and when you want, any time between May 1 and June 30, 2019. (And you don’t have to run anywhere if that’s not your thing!)

Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to take part or sponsor you. Set a goal to run, walk, dance, knit, read, or just reach out to friends and track your progress online. With every step, stroke, or stitch we’ll be helping one another cope with the life-changing impact of cancer.

Our goal is to connect with 5,000 friends and raise $200,000. (Your gift goes directly to HopeWell’s programs!)

Run, walk, dance, knit, read, and ReachOut!
Choose your favorite activity and take part wherever you are!

Donate to register for ReachOut!
We are so grateful for your participation. You are amazing and you’re making a difference!

Tell everyone about it!
Grab your buddies, connect with them online, and help us meet our goals.

Track your support!
Collect donations on your personal fundraising page.

Grab your buddies to help you keep your promise to yourself,
and help each other reach your goals!

Me, My Family, My Friends, My Neighbors, My Colleagues

Run, Walk, Dance, Skip, Hop, Knit, Read . . . Be Creative!

Raise Money for a Cause that Matters, Spread Awareness, Honor Loved Ones, Connect and Have Fun!

Participate on your own, with a friend, or join a team.
Set a goal that’s right for you!

If you select an activity, you choose how to do it and how much to raise. Run a 5K, read 15 books, practice yoga for 50 hours, knit 5,000 stitches, or invite 20 friends to “like” HopeWell on Facebook . . . your imagination is the only limit!

Get your family, friends, school, neighbors and colleagues activated. It’s easy! Set goals, gather sponsors, and ask for donations. Let everyone know what you’re up to, and track your progress on your personal ReachOut! page.

Inspire people in your community and around the world.
The more people you tell, the quicker you’ll reach your goals!
COMPLETED: 9,663,613 steps
TARGET: 31,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 101,598
TARGET: $ 200,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
HopeWell Cancer Support's mission is to inspire healing, hope, and purpose for people and their loved ones who experience the life-changing impact of cancer, by providing support through caring, trust, understanding, peace, and strength in our growing, diverse community called HopeWell.

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How Your Participation Helps
HopeWell welcomes all people with cancer, and those who care for them, always free of charge, yet the annual cost of maintaining HopeWell’s community is approximately $1,000 per participant. So, please join us to reach our goals and help welcome 200 people to the HopeWell community.

Every friend strengthens our community and every dollar makes a difference.

$100 keeps HopeWell stocked with fresh filtered water, coffee, and tea for a week
$1,000 provides a year of HopeWell programs and services for one person with cancer
$2,500 underwrites an 8-week course to teach people how to manage the stress of living with cancer
$7,500 covers the cost of 6 months of a bi-weekly support group

. . . because it takes more than just medicine.
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), 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.