Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run

End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run

Saturday, May 23, 2020
Any Time!
Any Location!

End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run

Saturday, May 23, 2020
Any Time!
Any Location!

$94,344 has been raised by all 2020 teams!

Registration has closed for The Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run. Thank you to our supporters for making this virtual event a success!

Want to hold your own virtual event? Learn more here!


Join Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for our Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run in support of our COVID-19 emergency fund. We invite all ALSF supporters to come together virtually for this uplifting 5K (3.1 mile) Walk/Run that you can participate in from any location. Each participant will receive a bib that can be printed from home to sport during your walk/run. There is a registration option that includes a limited-edition t-shirt that will be sent directly to you following the race.

Now, more than ever, kids and families going through cancer treatment need our help. Children in treatment are immunocompromised, making them one of the groups most susceptible to COVID-19. Their treatment cannot stop and families are now facing added economic strain and uncertainty as this pandemic continues to unfold. ALSF’s COVID-19 emergency fund directly supports families’ immediate needs by providing grocery assistance, extending safe, isolated lodging near treatment centers, and facilitating travel for care where possible. Your support will directly help these families in need.

We encourage fundraising as teams or individuals leading up to race day! Creating a virtual team with friends and family is a great way to stay connected while social distancing. You can participate in the race by walking or running outside within a safe distance from others, or by using a treadmill indoors. Consider this as a warm-up for The Million Mile in September, or as a way to train for many of our Team Lemon races that occur year-round!

On race day, inspire others by sharing your photos or videos with us on social media and tag @AlexsLemonade. Find positivity during these difficult times by asking family members, friends and colleagues to help end childhood cancer, one step at a time.


Downloads:

  • Click the "View Downloads" button to access social media graphics, a printable bib and printable cheer signs to help spread the word about the event and add extra fun to race day!

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Participants Walking

Fundraising Tips

We’ve got some great ideas to help make your Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run fundraising event a big success. Every dollar helps make a difference for kids with cancer!

  • Use your ALSF fundraising page: Raise funds for your event online – send the link to your friends, family, co-workers, and classmates so that they can contribute to the cause.
  • Social media: Use social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn to spread the word about the virtual event! Tag your friends, family, co-workers, and classmates to join you. RSVP ‘Going’ on the ALSF Facebook event page and invite your friends. Join the general ALSF Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to find out up-to-date information about what we’re doing.
  • Accept donations by check: Make sure to tell your donors that they can donate to your Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run Team by writing a check made payable to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. They will receive a tax receipt for their donation. Make sure they include your event ID so the donation gets credited to your page.
  • Over 21? Host a ‘virtual happy hour’ from the comfort of your own home! Recruit your friends, family, and co-workers virtually to join your team.
  • Honor a hero: Your fundraising page features an honored hero – share the story of your honored hero with your friends and family and encourage them to make a donation as a way of further honoring this young childhood cancer fighter.
  • Hold a virtual fitness class: Gather a group of friends to work out with you for a donation to your page. This is a great way to get prepared for the 5K too!
  • Public relations/Media assistance: Fill out the Communications Assistance Questionnaire. For help with garnering media attention please contact Public Relations Specialist Rachel Simpson at [email protected].
  • Matching gift programs: Often companies will match their employee’s donations to charitable causes, so a $20 donation to your event could easily become $40!

As always, we are here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact Sara Moyer for assistance at [email protected]

Current Fundraising Page Leaders

2020 Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

  • Northwestern Mutual - Chicago

Bronze Sponsor

  • Just Installations

Alex's Supporters

  • Chef Anita Lo
  • ONEHOPE Wine

Runners on the End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run Course

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and organizations for the 2020 event. For more information, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected].

Gold - $1,000 ($800 tax-deductible)

  • 10 entries in the Virtual End Childhood Cancer 5k (race entries include complimentary limited-edition t-shirts and virtual bib)
  • Company logo listed on limited edition t-shirt
  • Company logo listed on website with link
  • Company name included in press release 
  • Dedicated co-branded post on Facebook event page

Silver - $500 ($380 tax-deductible)

  • 6 entries in the Virtual End Childhood Cancer 5k (race entries include complimentary limited-edition t-shirts and virtual bib)
  • Company name listed on limited edition t-shirt
  • Company name listed on website with link
  • Shout-out on Facebook event page

Bronze - $250 ($170 tax-deductible)

  • 4 entries in the Virtual End Childhood Cancer 5k (race entries include complimentary limited-edition t-shirts and virtual bib)
  • Company name listed on limited edition t-shirt
  • Company name listed on website 

Alex’s Supporter - $100 ($60 tax-deductible)

  • 2 entries in the Virtual End Childhood Cancer 5k (race entries include complimentary limited-edition t-shirts and virtual bib)
  • Company name listed on website

Please note, to be listed on event materials we ask sponsors to make a commitment by May 13, 2020.  

People running

FAQ

Expand a section below to learn more!

DAY OF EVENT

Q: What time does the actual race begin on Saturday, May 23rd?

A: Any time! You are free to run/walk your 5K any time on Saturday.

Q: Should I register my child if they will be in a stroller?

A: No, children in strollers do not have to be registered for the virtual 5K.

Q: Are dogs allowed to participate?

A: Of course! They are encouraged to participate!

Q: Is the event rain or shine?

A: Yes, the Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run is rain or shine! If you can’t get outside, perhaps consider walking/running on a treadmill or dedicating an indoor workout to ALSF.

Q: Do we have to submit our times?

A: We will not have a place to submit times, but you are more than welcome to time yourself.

Q: What time does the event end?

A: The official Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run ends at 11:59 pm EST on Saturday, May 23rd, however, fundraising pages will remain open until June 6.

Q: Will there be an End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run at the Navy Yard in the fall?

A: Yes! We are still hoping to hold the End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run at the Navy Yard on Saturday, October 31st.

REGISTRATION

Q: When does registration for the Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run close?

A: Registration closes on Friday, May 22nd at 12 pm EST.

Q: Can I register for the 5K on the day of?

A: Unfortunately, registration will close online on Friday, May 22nd at 12 pm EST. After that time, we will not be able to take registrations online. You are welcome to donate to a team page.

Q: Does everyone receive a Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run t-shirt?

A: All participants who pay the $20 registration fee will receive a t-shirt. This is noted when registering.

Q: Can I change my registration to receive a t-shirt?

A: If you would like to receive a t-shirt and you registered as a free participant, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected] before Friday, May 22nd. She will switch your registration option, and you will be asked to pay the fee.

Q: When will I receive my Virtual End Childhood Cancer End/Walk T-Shirt?

A: Shirts will be ordered and shipped immediately following the race on May 23rd. We will do our best to get all orders out as soon as possible. In light of COVID-19, shipping may be slightly delayed. If you have any questions pertaining to shipping, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected]

 

FUNDRAISING/TEAMS

Q: How do I start my own team for The Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run?

A: To start your own team, click on the “Register Now” button on The Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run and begin registration. After you complete your basic registration information, you will have the option to join an existing team/fundraising page or create a new one.

Q: How do I join an existing team?

A: When you get to the step where you have the option to join an existing team/fundraising page or create a new one, you will need to type in an existing team name in the search under where it says “Join an Existing Team.”

Q: How do I invite people to join my team?

A: You can invite people to join your team by using any of the “share my page options” on your fundraising page which will send people the link to your fundraising page either via email or social media.

Q: How can I get people to donate to my fundraising page?

A: People can donate by going to your fundraising page and clicking the “Donate Now” button on your page. People can also donate by sending a check through the mail and specifying your event ID (the number located at the top of your fundraising page).

Q: My friend/family member sent a check and I do not see this donation listed on my fundraising page, why is this?

A: Checks sent through the mail can take up to two weeks to appear on your fundraising page. Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this may take longer.

Q: When does the fundraising end?

A: Fundraising will close two weeks after the event on Saturday, June 6th. You can receive donations up until that point.

Q: Where do I download my custom bib?

A: Bibs will be emailed to participants we draw closer to race day and will be hyperlinked to the landing page of this website.

Q: Where can I send my photos/videos during my virtual 5K?

A: You can tag @alexslemonade on all social media accounts or send your photos/videos to [email protected]
 

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected].