Walk of Hope 2017 Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Walk of Hope?
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Is the event Rain or Shine?
YES, the Walk of Hope is RAIN OR SHINE!
Where is the Walk of Hope?
On the Carrier Clinic campus, 252 Route 601, Belle Mead, NJ 08502. The entire event takes place on the Carrier Clinic campus.
How long is the actual walk?
The campus walk is a 1 mile loop. Participants are welcome to walk the loop several times if they would like a longer walk. However, we planned this event so that everyone could participate and have fun! The loop is flat and accessible, and completely contained on our campus, so it’s safe too. There are many activities for the whole family throughout the morning. The Walk of Hope is an important fundraising campaign for Carrier Clinic. Our goal for this event is to raise funds for and awareness about mental illness. One in five people will suffer with a mental illness at some point in their lives, Carrier Clinic is there to help those who need treatment.
Is there a registration fee? Is there a minimum amount required?
We do not charge a registration fee and we do not require that participants raise a specific amount of money, however, this is an important fundraising campaign for Carrier Clinic and the people we serve, and we ask everyone to try to participate in the fundraising. No donation is too small, and every donation makes an important difference in the lives of the people counting on us.
How can I participate?
You can participate in several ways:
You can register and raise money as an individual. Just follow the prompts and register as an individual and be sure to set up your personal participant page and send emails to your family and friends asking for their support of your efforts. Every person who raises $107.00 or more will receive a special 2017 Walk of Hope tee shirt. You can only earn this tee shirt by raising $107.00 or more.
Team Participant/Team Captain
You can register and join an existing team or start your own team. Just follow the prompts to set up your team page and your personal page.
If you cannot join us on the day of the event, you can register as a virtual walker and still support this important cause. We know that people have to work, have family obligations, or aren’t feeling well, and we understand that you still want to be part of this event. That is why we created the “VIRTUAL WALKER”. Simply check the virtual walker selection in the registration process and you are on your way to helping us raise funds and awareness. Don’t forget to set up your personal page and send emails telling all of your friends and family that you are participating in the event. We even give you sample emails to make it super easy!
What is a “Team”?
A team is a group of your family, friends, and colleagues who participate with you in support of this important cause. Any number of people can make up a team. We offer a team tee shirt contest and award “bragging rights” certificates to the team with the best overall design and the team with the best inclusion of the mission of Carrier Clinic in the design of their tee shirt. It’s fun to participate together!
Can I create a Team?
Yes, we invite everyone to become a team captain and to reach out to your family, friends, and colleagues to join your team.
How do I create a Team?
If you are not registered, click on the "Create A Team" button. You will be prompted to register first. Be sure to set up your personal page on your participant center, and then be sure to set up your Team page. Once you have done this be sure to send emails to everyone in your network asking them to join your team or to support your efforts. If you are already a registered participant & you wish to create a team, please contact the Fund Development office at email@example.com.
How do I join a team?
If you have already registered you can go to your “participant center” and click on the “Change Team Status” on the right side of the page. Search for the Team you wish to join and then follow the prompts.
If you have not registered, go to the Walk of Hope website, and click on “Join a Team”, you will be prompted to put in your own registration information first, and then to add the team you wish to join. Remember to set up your personal Walk of Hope page. You can email everyone you know to join your team and to support your efforts. We even give you emails to make it super easy.
Are there receipts I can provide to a donor who gives me an offline donation?
Yes, if the donor has written a check, the check should be made payable to Carrier Clinic, and the check can serve as their receipt. However, if someone gives you a cash donation, or if someone who has given you a check wants a receipt, click here to download paper receipts that you can provide in these situations.
I have additional questions, who can I contact?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-281-1615 or 908-281-1688 for more information.
Thank you for your interest in the Carrier Clinic Walk of Hope