What's the Walkathon about?
A We have a few goals we'd like to achieve. Most obviously, we need to raise money. And we know it's a tough time. There are a lot of candidates and organizations jockeying for your support, and people are understandably tapped out. Still, we're hoping you can give. We'd be thrilled with numerous small donations. You're standing up for this cause!
Additionally, we want to get the word out on our initiative campaign. We're doing an initiative to the legislature and will start gathering signatures in March 2020.
And maybe most of all, we want people to connect. Great plans and ideas bloom when you're out walking. We hope a lot of people get out to meet face-to-face and step away from the screens as this summer winds down. All over the state.
That's great to hear!
First, Register to Walk.
- There's a $10 Registration fee per person / No Fundraising Minimum.
- Aim high though! We've got nothing to lose and Universal Healthcare to gain.
Then decide when/where you walk.
Check out our Event Page for a Group Walk near you.
Nothing close? You can Host your Own! Check out the Group Walk Starter Kit. Let us know the details, and we'll post it for you.
You can also simply walk on any day you choose. . Pick a Tuesday after work. Do an urban hike through the neighborhood. You do you. Just take a pic or post your thoughts on your day. Where and far did you walk? What motivated you? We want to hear your stories!
A Yes, it's $10 per person.
There's no fundraising minimum, but shoot for the stars! We've got nothing to lose and Universal Healthcare to gain.
You'll select the $10 Registration Fee and add it to your cart and check out. Once that's complete, you'll be able to create your Login and Password.
From there, you can Log In and create Your Page. This is your chance to let the world know why this is important to you. You'll see these Sub-Tabs:
- Settings: Adjust your Goal here. Aim high!
- Statement: There is content about Whole Washington and what the money will go to available already, but focus on the Why This Walk Is Important to Me. In fact, you may want to move that section to the top.
- Pictures/Videos: You can add up to 4 photos/videos to your statement, and although it's kind of a pain, it's still highly recommended.
Once you've got this built, you can share the link in email and Social Media. Ask everyone to help and spread the word.
A Absolutely! Sit down, have some lunch, be kind to yourself. This isn't a race by any means.
Make sure to give yourselves a chance to celebrate. We encourage a meal and/or drinks with your newfound friends. Connect and save the world!
A No need! We're all walking on the honor system, and since the donation typed is for fixed amounts and not pledge per mile, there's no benefit to walking longer.
That being said, we'd love to see where you walked. There are free apps that capture distance, elevation, route, photos taken, etc. while you were walking. We'd love to hear about your experience. Share with us!
A: Absolutely! That's great. On the Find a Walker page, there's also a Make a General Donation button. Your support will help us get closer to the goal.
A This is considered a political campaign, and this information is needed to remain PDC compliant.
A No. We are not a 501c3.