Grab your friends and family and let's take steps to cure ocular melanoma. We challenge you to take 7,000 steps each day in the month of January for the 7,000 ocular melanoma patients diagnosed yearly in the world while getting fit! Every step you take will get us closer to funding critical research to find a cure. Currently there is no cure for ocular melanoma but with your help, we could find one.
For every $10,000 raised, we could help 10 patients with their medical bills.
For every $20,000 raised, we could re-start a stalled research project.
For every $50,000 raised we could start a research project for a cure.
If 1,000 people raised $1,000 dollars, we could raise $1,000,000. With $1,000,000 we could fund 10 new research projects, assist patients struggling with ocular melanoma, and educate the public on the importance of comprehensive eye exams.
Here's how it works!
  • Sign up and you will get a shirt mailed to you.
  • Make a team and set your team goals. Now invite your friends and family to join you.
  • Pair your fitness app or device so you can count all of the steps you take from January 1 - January 31.
  • Share your unique OM story. We really want to know how you're doing!
  • Track our progress on the "Eye". Track and encourage others to help us reach our steps goal.
  • Post your photos in the scrapbook and how you are doing.
Here's what you get!
  • You will receive a shirt by mail once you register.
  • You could win a prize! Prizes will be awarded for the top fundraiser and the most steps taken for each category and team.
  • You get to participate in the largest fundraising project for OM from people all around the world that could fund a lot of research.
  • Best of all you will start the New Year off more healthy and that is good for everyone!
Join us as we take steps around the world to raise awareness and funding for ocular melanoma research.
COMPLETED: 46,269,281 steps
TARGET: 434,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 54,310
TARGET: $ 1,000,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around the eye!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
A Cure in Sight bringing clarity, support and compassion to the darkness of ocular melanoma / The mission of the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is to end suffering and death due to melanoma by collaborating with all stakeholders to accelerate powerful research, advance cures for all patients, and prevent more melanomas.

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The funds raised from your steps will be used to fund much need research around the globe, support patients, fund our Insight Global Ocular Melanoma Registry, and provide education of ocular melanoma to the general public.
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.