Yes, a Facebook fundraiser must be created in order to qualify for the challenge t-shirt. 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!
You can still participate in the challenge by walking or running at least 108 miles in September. You can track your miles here. When the challenge is over, we will let everyone know how to submit their final miles to us.
If you would like to receive the challenge t-shirt, you must create a Facebook fundraiser. If you completed the t-shirt form, but did not activate your Facebook fundraiser at that time, you can still create a Facebook fundraiser using this link: https://givepanel.me/fb/ovDpM3IQ. Once your fundraiser is created, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your fundraiser link and we will get a t-shirt mailed out to you. Once you create your Facebook fundraiser, you can easily locate it here. Please allow 2-3 weeks from the time that you emailed us to receive your t-shirt in the mail. Thank you!
You can start tracking your miles on the tracker starting September 1st, but you can start your Facebook fundraiser right away. 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 September 1st, we encourage everyone to track ALL miles/steps daily during the month. Since 108 miles in 30 days is no easy feat, we want to make sure everyone has a chance to finish the challenge. If you exceed 108 miles, keep walking and share your progress with the group!
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 (September 30th). 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 September 30th.
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
A Facebook fundraiser for PCF is the same as a fundraiser for this challenge. Just ensure your end date is set to September 30th.