Walk for Life 2018

 

About the Walk:

Saturday, April 28th

LeBauer Park, Downtown Greensboro

Check-In Begins 9am

Program Begins 10am

Our Goal: $150,000

Last year we raised just over $141,000! We can do it! For a running total, a list of top fundraisers, and to browse all fundraising teams/individuals participating, visit our event page by clicking the button below.

Register to Fundraise:

Register by clicking the button below. Please fill out the online form completely. Contact Meredith Weber at 336-274-4901 with questions about starting or joining a team, registration, or any other issue. See you at the Walk!

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    How To Raise Money

    The best way to raise money is by forming a team of fundraisers. To form a team, designate a team leader to create your team and start rallying others to participate as team members (fundraisers). Team members actively raise money by contacting their friends and family to donate to them and/or the team. Then on walk day, your team comes to the event with money in-hand or already raised online. See below for two ways to collect money. Teams and individuals who raise the most money by Walk day (April 28) will win prizes!

    2 Ways to Collect Money

    1. Online:

    After registering with a team online, you and your teammates can contact friends, or share your page on social media and text messaging to start getting donations to your personal Walk for Life page, or your team page. This is the fastest and easiest way to raise money! You can keep track of your individual and team totals in real-time.

    2. Collect Donations:

    You can use the donation form in our “Fundraiser Packet” to collect cash and checks. Be sure to fill out all the contact information for donors so we can process their gifts. Place the money in an envelope with the donation form enclosed and bring it on Walk day. (*If you need a Fundraiser Packet, swing by the Care Center to pick one up, or get one from your team leader.)

    On walk day, make sure to bring all your collected cash and checks in an envelope with the donation form enclosed. Drop your money off at the check-in table and start stretching!

    Prizes & Incentives

    The following incentives will be given to fundraisers raising over the designated amounts for each item. They do build on each other, so depending on how much you raise, you could walk away with some serious swag! Most incentives will be available for pick-up on or before the walk event. The $3,600 and $4,800 incentives will be special-ordered and available within 6-8 weeks (or sooner) after the event. Prizes will be given to top individual fundraisers and announced at the Walk for Life event.

    $100

    Walk event t-shirt.

    $600

    TBD

    $1,200

    TBD

    $2,400

    TBD

    $3,600

    TBD

    $4,800

    TBD

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I do if I can't make it to the Walk on Saturday, April 28?
    If you can’t make it to the event, don’t worry! You can still help us raise money by joining a walk team. As a walk participant, your real race is to see who can raise the most money. You can raise money without coming to the event itself, though we’d love for you to be there if it’s possible. As long as you raise the funds and turn in all moneys before the beginning of the event, you’ll be eligible for top prizes.
    What if I don't want to join a team but still want to come to the event?
    It’s totally fine if you don’t want to join a team, but still want to come walk at our event; joining the walk event is free and open to anyone who shows up. However, we would encourage you to participate in the mission with us by helping us raise funds on your own! You can register as an individual fundraiser. Just click on the “Register” button at the top of this webpage and select “Join as an Individual” under the “Participation Preference” dropdown menu on the registration form (it’s the first dropdown menu on the form). Thanks for partnering with us!
    Where does my money go?

    Funds you help raise allow the Care Center to continue offering free services to clients for the fiscal year. It takes nearly $1,200 to empower one mom to choose life for her child here at the Care Center. This year, our goal is $150,000. That’s equivalent to 125 moms. How many moms will you help? 

    Some specific goals for 2018 include: Adding treatment services for chlamydia and gonorrhea ($654 projected for 1 yr); adding blood testing for syphilis and HIV ($18,717 projected for 1 yr); adding several staff positions to keep up with our near 30% growth rate; and maintaining our current services to their highest standards.

    This year’s walk will account for approximately 30% of our overall budget. Please help us meet this goal! We are always available to talk further, if needed. A detailed breakdown of our budget is available upon request. Help us empower more moms to choose life for their children!

    Where can I turn in my offline money?

    You can turn in money collected offline at the Care Center during normal business hours (9am-5pm) or on the morning of the Walk event at check-in.

    What happens if it rains on Saturday, April 28?

    Walk for Life takes place rain or shine. However, if weather conditions become dangerous, the event will be cancelled. Be sure to let your supporters know that the Care Center still needs their support, rain or shine. The real race is to see which team can raise the most money!

    How do I (or how does my family) get a t-shirt?

    If you have a family of walkers, make sure to register each member who wants a t-shirt so they can receive one by raising at least $100! That means if you’re bringing kids who want a t-shirt, make sure you register them, and have them ask friends, teachers, or family members to help them get to $100!

    The easiest way to raise that $100 is for you to give $50, and for you to get one friend or family member to give $50. Or for you to give $20 and ask 4 people you know to give $20, etc. You can do it!

    How long is the Walk?

    The walk is about 2 miles. If this is too far, just go part of the way and come back to LeBauer Park for refreshments while you wait to hear the total amount raised at 11:30am!

    What should participants wear?

    Participants should wear loose-fitting clothing (in layers to accommodate temperature changes), cotton or wool socks and walking or tennis shoes. For people who have special health needs or young children, bring any prescription medications or snacks in case an appropriate one is not provided.

    How do I get supporters?

    Participants get supporters by asking! No one will support you if you fail to ask them. Many people are supported by co-workers, friends, family, neighbors, and local businesses. Some companies also sponsor their employees, or provide matching gifts.

    Why should I use online fundraising?

    Participants who use online fundraising raise 3 to 4 times the amount of money than those who do not. It is safe and secure, and you don’t need to handle cash or deposit checks. Send the link to your fundraising page (or your team fundraising page) to friends and family via text message, email, or on social media!

    Start/Finish Line

    LeBauer Park, 208 N Davie St, Greensboro, NC 27401

    This year, our program will begin at LeBauer Park!

    Bellemeade Street Parking Deck

    220 N Greene St, Greensboro, NC 27401

    Davie Street Parking Deck

    109 E Market St, Greensboro, NC 27401

    Church Street Parking Deck

    215 N Church St, Greensboro, NC 27401