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 affected by heart disease!

 

Participation is simple and fun! First, pick your distance goal (remember, you have a month to complete it) and then register. You can choose from many activities to complete your distance goal and even get mileage credit for volunteer hours!

  • 6.21 miles (10K)
  • 13.1 miles (half marathon)
  • 26.2 miles (full marathon)
  • 50 miles (ultramarathon)

The event starts September 1 and finishes on World Heart Day, September 29. After you register, you can form a team, raise funds, and participate in fun weekly challenges on your own or with a group.

 

Weekly Challenges

Week 1: You Stroll My Heart Walking Challenge

Week 2: Now You’re Cooking Heart Healthy Meal Challenge

Week 3: Just Breathe Relaxation Challenge

Week 4: Sock Hop Dance Challenge

 

Each participant will receive a World of Support Wristband and a certificate.

 

Prizes are awarded to individuals who raise

  • $100
  • $500
  • $1,000
 

To add to the fun, this year, we have three wonderful prizes that participants have a chance to win in a raffle. Winners will be selected using the Wheel of Fun on Facebook live on October 15.

 

1st PrizeOur first prize winner will take home two tickets to see the Rockettes in New York City on December 18-21, 2022. The prize package also includes two coach roundtrip airline tickets (from within the continental United States) to the event, two hotel nights at a pre-selected hotel, and a $300 food voucher. To qualify for the drawing, participants must have registered for the event, raised $100, and completed all of the four weekly challenges.

 

2nd Prize – Our second prize is a $250 gift card. To qualify for the drawing, participants must have registered for the event and raised $50 in fundraising.

 

3rd Prize – Our third prize is a $100 gift card. To qualify for the drawing, participants must register for the event.

 

Track your distance on your device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, smart phone Health app, etc.), and we will keep track for you. You can even see the progress you make on the heart below!

 

Be sure to share pictures in our Scrapbook so people can see your accomplishments.

 
 
 
 
 
 
OUR COMMUNITY
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 2,431 miles
TARGET: 24,901 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 27,453
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 heart!
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 and our educational materials. Your participation in the campaign allows us to provide patients and families with heart pillows and Bravery Bags, free HeartGuides® and discussion guides, and enables us to support our chapters and groups.
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.