Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Walk in-person or virtual?
The Walk for Childhood Cancer Research will be a virtual experience in 2022. This makes it possible for anybody, anywhere, to join us in the fight against childhood cancer. It also allows our dedicated participants to walk and support the cause on their own schedule.
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM), participants are invited to track their steps throughout the month of September on the MoveSpring app. The app will track your team’s progress along a map, unlocking exciting bonuses, research updates and offers from our event partners. The farther you walk, the more you’ll unlock!
Participants are invited to ask their friends and family to support their commitment to the challenge by donating to support childhood cancer research.
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 share and connect with others who are affected by childhood cancer.
How will I receive the honor/memorial sign I ordered?
If you purchased an honor/memorial sign through the registration process, your sign will be shipped directly to your house with a stake in late August so you can proudly display it in your yard throughout September.
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.
Can I still get a 2022 Walk t-shirt?
We are not offering event t-shirts for purchase or as a fundraising prize this year. Many teams choose to create their own team shirts with their specific team name and logo, and we want to support that initiative and honor each team's specific motivation for participation. In addition, not offering event shirts allows us to keep registration free for all participants.
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 need 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. Very little 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?
Our unique approach to funding research support programs makes us the organization where your donation, big or small, will stretch as far as possible. Here’s why:
- We fund research nationwide.
- We help your dollar go further by providing seed grants that allow researchers to prove their idea, then reach for even larger grants.
- We focus on young researchers with fresh, ambitious ideas.
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 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 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 as we know it. There is no minimum amount you have in order to be a part of our team.
Where do I send cash or check donations?
Please complete and include this mail-in donation form with your cash and check to mail to:
Children’s Cancer Research Fund
7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 355
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Once received, you can expect your donation to be reflected on your page in 3 - 5 business days.
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 $213 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 January 1 to December 31, 2020 fiscal year, 85.4 percent 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/.