For the past 15 years IAVA has served as a catalyst for the veteran community to come together to celebrate America’s veterans on Veterans Day in person at parades around the country.

We even used the power of social media to help those who couldn’t join us in person by live streaming the parade experience to millions across the United States. Since it's 2020 and we can’t get together in person for official parades, we want this community to stand tall and serve as a guiding light for others to follow.

This year IAVA is reinventing Veterans Day. The IAVA Support America’s Veterans (SAV) March is a first of its kind virtual parade across this beautiful country. On November 11th, all of our mini parades combined will virtually take us from coast to coast for a combined 2.093 miles.

Grab your flags, invite your friends, and make plans now.

While you and your friends have fun you can also pledge to raise money for IAVA, by committing to only $100 per mile you walk, run or ruck on Veterans Day. We are hoping that our community will pledge $100 per mile for every mile across America, 2,093.
COMPLETED: 211 miles
TARGET: 2,093 miles
RAISED: $ 13,653
TARGET: $ 209,300
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
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IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite, and empower the post-9/11 generation of veterans.

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IAVA provides immediate peer support, care management, and critical resource connections to veterans in need through its Quick Reaction Force and will ensures that the veteran community has the best advocate at a national level.
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?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

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.