Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Walk in-person or virtual?
Both! Participants of The Walk will be invited to join the virtual walk challenge on the MoveSpring app from Sept 1 – Sept 11, then join us either in-person at Como Park in Saint Paul or on the app for a challenge celebration on Saturday, September 11.
Our number one priority for The Walk for Childhood Cancer Research is to make it a safe and fun family event for the childhood cancer community.
What is The Walk For Childhood Cancer Research?
The Walk for Childhood Cancer Research is Children’s Cancer Research Fund’s annual fundraising walk. Each year, The Walk aims to raise critical dollars for childhood cancer research, while providing an opportunity to gather, share and connect with others who are affected by childhood cancer.
Why was the event renamed?
Over the past few years we’ve been making changes to our walk event, Time To Fly, to better serve childhood cancer families. We’ve now also changed the name to The Walk for Childhood Cancer Research, so that our purpose is more clear showing support and raising funds for research that will yield better, safer treatments for kids fighting cancer.
Do I need to register for The Walk?
Yes! Please register for The Walk for Childhood Cancer Research so you receive updates about what activities are available, as well as fundraising tips and tricks.
Registration is FREE to all participants. For participants who wish to purchase an honor/memorial sign, the cost is $17.
Do I need to have a team to participate?
Participants are welcome to create their own team, join an existing team or register as an individual.
How do I register?
Visit the home page of The Walk for Childhood Cancer Research and click the register now button. You can choose to join a team, create your own team, or participate as an individual.
Can I register my friend / family member / team member / etc.?
For liability reasons, The Walk for Childhood Cancer Research participants may only register and sign the electronic waiver for themselves and children under the age of 18 of whom they are the legal parent or guardian.
If you have team members who needs help registering, please direct them to call our staff at 952-224-8497.
Why is fundraising important?
While research has helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate to 80%, 38 kids still pass away in the U.S. every week. Only 4% of federal cancer research funding is earmarked for childhood cancer research. Children’s Cancer Research Fund helps fill the gap through fundraising so that innovative treatments and trials can get from bench to bedside more quickly.
CAN MY DONATION REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Every $1 donated to Children’s Cancer Research Fund helps researchers secure an average of $18 in funding from the government and other sources. In addition, CCRF helps jump-start new research projects and fuel the preclinical studies that are required before a new treatment can be used with patients.
Can I share a fundraising page with someone else?
Each participant should create and manage donations through their own, individual fundraising page. This will help you track and thank your donors and make it easier for our team to see where donations are coming from.
I need help fundraising.
Fundraising for a cause - especially one you’re passionate about - is a lot easier than most people think!
Often the fear of asking can be the hardest part to overcome, and many people find that once you start asking, the support you’ll receive from your network will surprise you.
The Fundraising Tools page is a fantastic resource for both new and veteran fundraisers, with tips, ideas and downloadable tools to help make fundraising easy and fun. We would also love to hear from you directly and offer one-on-one coaching to support you in reaching your goals.
Is there a fundraising minimum for participating?
We encourage participants to set high goals for their personal and team fundraising to make the biggest impact towards our mission to end childhood cancer. There is no minimum amount you have to fundraise in order to be a part of our team.
How do I donate to an individual?
Search by team or individual by clicking “Donate”. Search for the person you would like to donate to and you will be taken to their personal fundraising page. Click “Donate” and follow the prompts to enter your payment information.
Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
You should receive an automatic response to the e-mail you entered when making your donation, confirming your transaction.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes all donations are 100% tax deductible. Please keep your receipt for your records and consult your tax advisor for further details.
Who is Children’s Cancer Research Fund?
Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) supports the brightest scientists whose ideas make the greatest impact for children with cancer. We also support vital family services and advocate for childhood cancer education and awareness. Since 1981, CCRF has given over $186 million to research, education and patient and family services.
WHERE DO THE DONATIONS GO?
CCRF works closely with researchers to fund groundbreaking projects quickly and ensure that promising discoveries continue uninterrupted. The experts we fund share their findings with more than 9,000 experts that are a part of Children’s Oncology Group throughout the world.
In our fiscal year for 2019, 81% of donations went toward our mission to fund research, education & awareness and quality-of-life programs for childhood cancer patients. For more detailed financial information and to view our charity ratings, please visit ChildrensCancer.org/about-us/financials/.