January 15th is Intestinal Malrotation Awareness Day! Each year the IMF executes an awareness campaign that invites our patient community and their loved ones to draw awareness to intestinal malrotation. January is a time for resolutions and a time to focus on wellness goals. To blend these two things together, IMF launched an awareness campaign for 2022 to encourage patients, their friends/families, and stakeholders to ‘Move for Malro.’ Move for Malro allows our community members to choose a number that represents their intestinal malrotation journey and encourages goal-setting to MOVE in a way that represents their number.
There are no rules for how to express oneself. Each participant is asked to pick a number (THEIR number) that represents their journey, and THEY decide how they want to represent that number through movement (i.e., Jane’s number is 5 because she’s had 5 surgeries). She may choose to walk 5k, run 5 blocks, participate 5 times in a cycling class, engage in 5 hours of yoga, etc. Participants can share their stories and goals to encourage friends and family to support their fundraising efforts. All donated funds go straight to The Intestinal Malrotation Foundation. The sky is the limit for how each participant chooses to represent themselves and share their story to raise awareness.
To convert your activity from minutes to steps, simply multiply the number of minutes you participated in the activity by the number indicated in the chart.
For example: 30 minutes Bowling x 55 steps/minute = 1,650 steps.
Every participant who reaches or exceeds a fundraising goal of $100.00 will receive a custom IMF race medal.
Each participant will receive a free IMF e-bib customized with their unique 'bib number’ printed on it.
  • The first participant to reach a $100+ fundraising goal will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card & IMF Swag
  • The participant who raises the most money will receive an IMF North Face Backpack & IMF Swag
  • The participant who achieves the most 'steps' will receive Apple Airpods & IMF Swag
  • The team with the best team name with receive gift bags of IMF Swag for their team (maximum of 8)
Get moving in style with your new Move For Malro race shirt.
COMPLETED: 482,581 steps
TARGET: 2,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 6,720
TARGET: $ 7,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints with IMF!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
The Intestinal Malrotation Foundation was created to provide education, advocacy, resources, and support to families impacted by intestinal malrotation and its complications, including volvulus, short bowel syndrome, and chronic motility issues.

In addition to supporting families, the Intestinal Malrotation Foundation uses grassroots efforts to educate hospital systems, spread community awareness, and fund research.

Read more about the organization at www.intestinalmalrotation.com

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How Your Participation Helps
How Your Participation Helps

The Intestinal Malrotation Foundation (IMF) is a not-for-profit organization exclusively run by volunteers. IMF relies on donations to execute our education, awareness, and advocacy goals. All funds raised go directly to uphold the Foundation’s mission- with little to no overhead.
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.