Great News! SCRUBS AND SNEAKERS has been extended to June 6th giving us little more time to take advantage of the upcoming holiday weekend to achieve our fundraising goals!! We would be very grateful if you would share this information with your friends and family through your social media channels or by e-mail, and let them know they can still join with you to support FNSNA scholarships to further nursing education!


Exciting News!! Thanks to an extremely generous anonymous supporter who has agreed to match the next $2000 we raise, all donations we receive will now be DOUBLED! As we go into our last weeks of SCRUBS and SNEAKERS please spread the word amongst your friends, family and fellow students. Their support will be worth twice as much! This is a great opportunity to support nursing education so don't wait - encourage your social network to make a donation today!


Join the FNSNA as we continue to celebrate the Year of the Nurse! Nurses made so many significant contributions to their communities in 2020, that the World Health Organization saw it fitting to extend the designation to 2021. So, what can you do to contribute this year?


Participate in an event that not only promotes health and wellness within the nursing community but also raises funds for future nurses just like you. Lace up your sneakers and get moving for the FNSNA Sneakers and Scrubs Virtual Fitness Challenge! It is the perfect way to get moving and get involved.


Unlike our traditional in person 5K Run/1K Walk, this virtual challenge uses digital technology allowing participation on your own, with a friend, a group of fellow students, or your whole family. Participating wherever you are: day or night; rain or shine; inside or outside all while raising funds to support future nurses. The choice is yours!


Register as an individual (it’s OK to be on your own) or create a team and watch as all steps, miles and pledges add up.


Your choice, your exercise and physical activity counts! See the conversion chart below to easily track your steps and miles for the activity you choose. The fitness campaign is 6 weeks long (April 19 – June 6, 2021). During that time, you and/or your team members will set a goal for the number of miles you would like to complete and how much money you/your team would like to raise. You will have your own fundraising page with a link to send to friends to encourage them to donate to your efforts.


STEP 1: REGISTER: Set up your account anytime starting April 5, 2021. Once registered, you will have your own web page that tracks your/your team’s combined distance and funds you raise together.

Registration is $25 per person. All fees will support the FNSNA Undergraduate Scholarship Program.


STEP 2: RECRUIT: The team members can come from anywhere (even other countries!) to join you. Decide together on your goals for distance and fundraising.


STEP 3: TRACK: The steps/miles you complete between April 19th to June 6th.

There are three ways to track your progress:

  • Download the free Charity Footprints App to link with Apple Watch/Healthkit and Google Fit/Android.
  • Integrate your Fitbit, Garmin/Strava, or Misfit device.
  • Manually enter your miles on your event page.


STEP 4: SHARE: Tell everyone you know about your team fundraising page so they can support you by donating to this worthy cause. Post the link to your social media pages or text it to friends and family.

COMPLETED: 5,794 miles
TARGET: 60,000 miles
RAISED: $ 6,115
TARGET: $ 10,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
To support nursing education and promote the nursing profession.

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How Your Participation Helps
Funds from this virtual fitness challenge will support the FNSNA undergraduate scholarship program.
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 #ScrubsAndSneakers 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.