50,000 people die each year of cancer in their butts – specifically via colon cancer. It is the #2 cancer killer in the USA but is the most detectable and preventable. Our mission is to PROTECT YOUR BUTT. Thank you for participating in the Walk4Colons virtual race and your donations to kick cancer in the butt!! Protect Your Butt NOW!
STEP 1: Give a donation to participate! We are so grateful to those who support our cause, you are amazing and we love you! STEP 2: Tell everyone about it, grab a buddy, raise funds and awareness. STEP 3: Track your workout exercise of choice (anywhere you are) on the website or by downloading the Charity Footprints App.
(also syncs your Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Android, & Misfit!)
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
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US'S OLYMPIANS & PARALYMPIANS ASSOCIATION
USOPA aims to build a comprehensive national association of Olympians and Paralympians. In furtherance of this goal, the organization shall facilitate the formation of local chapters; help members promote Olympism and Paralympic values in their communities; and encourage members to stay engaged in the Olympic and Paralympic movements.
Funds raised by teams and individuals helps provide:
- Free educational materials and events in communities around the country
- A national tour of our educational inflatable colon – Rollin’ Colon
- Prevention Programs in New York City including colonoscopy screening efforts for the uninsured and underserved
- Funding to support colorectal research at leading institutions
- Awards to young colorectal cancer investigators presenting at the world’s premier colorectal cancer societies.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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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.
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.