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.
Do I need to register for The Walk?
Yes! You need to register for The Walk for Childhood Cancer Research so you receive event updates and fundraising tips and tricks. Registration is FREE to all participants.
How do I register?
Click here to register now. You can choose to join a team, create your own team, or participate as an individual.
How do I get a Walk for Childhood Cancer Research t-shirt?
You can earn an exclusive Walk for Childhood Cancer Research t-shirt by raising $100 or more by September 30. Once you reach the $100 milestone, please allow 1-2 weeks for processing and shipping.
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?
1 in 7 children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive. Survival rates differ for different types of childhood cancers – but overall, childhood cancer remains the most common cause of death by disease among children in the U.S.
Funding for childhood cancer research, however, pales in comparison to funding available for adult cancers. In fact, as a percentage of cancer research funding from the federal government, childhood cancer research funding is in the single digits. Over half of all funds dedicated to childhood cancer research are from donors like you. Without your support, vital childhood cancer research would not move forward.
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
- At CCRF, we aren’t afraid to aim our efforts at the most hard-to-treat cancers, brining attention and funding to rare and deadly cancers that are often overlooked
CCRF is leading efforts to address disparities in children’s cancer – both in research and care. CCRF’s new grant program, the Eliminating Disparities in Childhood Cancer Award, is one of the only grant programs specifically focused on supporting research and interventions that improve outcomes for children at risk for poor outcomes because of their race, ethnicity, and/or socioeconomic status.
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?
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 a participant?
Search by team or individual on the donate page. 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?
We provide research funding to the nation’s leading childhood cancer hospitals and research centers. With funding, we empower researchers to pursue bold ideas that lead to innovative treatments and that attract additional funding. Every donation to Children’s Cancer Research Fund helps researchers generate even more from the federal government and other funding sources. Children’s Cancer Research Fund accelerates discoveries by providing a steady stream of unrestricted funding, critical in an environment where the incidence of childhood cancer is increasing, and national funding is decreasing. More than half of all pediatric cancer research funding comes from foundations like CCRF. Our funding jump starts new ideas and propels research forward.
In our January 1 to December 31, 2021 fiscal year, 83.2 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/financials.