ABOUT WORLD OF SUPPORT CAMPAIGN
 
Join our World of Support Virtual Charity Fundraiser today and help us create a world of support for children and adults with heart disease!
 
Pick your distance goal:
  • 5K
  • 10K
  • 13.1 miles (half-marathon)
  • 26.2 miles (full marathon)
Pick your activity to complete your distance and you have one month to get it done starting on World Heart Day, September 29. You can even form a team, raise funds, and participate in honor or memory of a loved one. Help us get all the way around the world together! (Watch on the virtual map to see how far we get).
 
NEW this year:
 
  • Track your distance on your device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, smart phone Health app, etc.), and we will keep track for you!
  • You can get mileage credit for volunteer hours!
  • Share pictures in our Scrapbook so people can see your accomplishments.
Each participant gets a new World of Support Wristband and a certificate.
Prizes are given for individuals raising $100, $500, and $1,000.
 
Need help converting your activity to miles? Use this handy chart!
 
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 1,386 miles
TARGET: 24,901 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 11,030
TARGET: $ 50,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around the world!
HOW IT WORKS
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
THE MENDED HEARTS, INC.
To inspire hope and improve the quality of life of heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support, education, and advocacy.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
We are proud to say that almost 90% of funds raised go directly back into our programs. When you donate to Mended Hearts® and Mended Little Hearts®, your dollars are directly supporting heart patients, families and caregivers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.