You can start tracking your miles on the tracker starting March 1st, but you can start your fundraiser right away (https://www.facebook.com/fund/PCF.org/). Once the challenge is over, we will send everyone instructions on how to submit your total miles to us.
To help track your daily miles and steps, you can use your watch (Fitbit, etc.) or your phone by downloading a free app. You can also reference this article to help calculate your steps while running or walking.
Starting March 1st, we encourage everyone to track ALL miles/steps daily during the month. Since 100 miles in 31 days is no easy feat, we want to make sure everyone has a chance to finish the challenge. If you exceed 100 miles, keep walking and share your progress with the group!
You have to manually set your fundraiser to run through April 1st. Facebook’s automatic default is two weeks. You can edit your fundraiser any time before it closes, but you won’t be able to change the date once it ends. If your fundraiser has already ended, we encourage you to start a new one and continue fundraising through the end of the challenge (April 1st). You can include a note on your Facebook wall letting your friends and family know how much money you already raised during your first fundraiser if you wish!
If using a Computer/laptop, click “More” then “Edit.” If using a mobile phone, Click “Edit” on your fundraiser and set it to April 1st.
We are unfortunately unable to merge your two fundraiser totals into one but not to worry as PCF will still collect 100% of donations from both fundraisers. We suggest ending one of your fundraisers and then keep raising funds with the other. You can include a note on your Facebook wall letting your friends and family know what your total is if you wish!
The fastest way to locate your Facebook fundraiser is to visit: https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/manage/. If you are unable to locate your fundraiser using this link, please visit your personal Facebook page then scroll down until you see an icon to access your fundraiser. If your fundraiser is still active, you should be able to locate it from your personal Facebook page.
Here are some tips for how you can get your first donation or continue to receive more:
- Share your fundraiser on all your social platforms, with your colleagues, friends, and family
- Invite people to your fundraiser using the invite button at the top of your fundraising page
- Donate to your own fundraiser (Facebook recommends this to get your Fundraiser off the ground)
- Post photos and videos to your social media and on your fundraising page to inspire people to support you
- Ask your workplace if they can match fund your fundraising total as this will really help to maximize vital funds
No, fundraising is not required to receive your t-shirt or participate in the challenge. However, as a non-profit organization, we rely on donations to continue funding life-saving research for patients. Remember, there is no minimum donation target, so any donation received once you create your fundraiser is much appreciated. We are very grateful for every donation received!
A Facebook fundraiser for PCF is the same as a fundraiser for this challenge. Just ensure your end date is set to April 1st.
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your t-shirt once you complete the form.