The Walk for Life 2021!

Our annual Walk for Life fundraising event will be hybrid this year- in person at Clear Creek Christian Church October 16th, as well as virtual for those who prefer, or cannot join us in person.

Walkers/Fundraisers will raise pledges prior to the event and then walk.  For those who join us at the event, we will walk on the Clear Creek trail on October 16th, but you are welcome to walk anytime that weekend, in your own neighborhood or wherever you would like.

Prizes will be given for top earners as well as the group/church/teams who have the most participants and who raise the most! (In-person walkers and virtual participants will all be eligible for prizes).

At the in-person event at Clear Creek on October 16th, registration will begin at 9AM. We will have prizes, food and fun activities. More information will be coming soon about the event itself.

We are encouraging our key supporters to participate by creating a campaign page and sharing it through social media and email, as well as helping us recruit others to create online fundraising pages!

We will help you every step of the way.

 
How to Get Involved:
 
Step 1: Register to become a Walker through the link above.
 
Step 2: Fundraise by asking friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor you in the
Walk for Life with pledges and donations tp support the Hannah Center . They can pay their pledge online through your fundraising page,  mail in a check, or they can give you the money to turn in. (Note: You don’t have to personally collect/ turn in all the money; we will bill donors for outstanding pledges).
 
Step 3: Enter pledges and donations on your fundraising page, or record them on a paper pledge form. Anyone not attending the walk in person should turn in their pledge forms (or make sure they are all entered online) by Friday October 15th to be eligible for prizes.
 
Step 4: Join us at the Walk for Life at Clear Creek on October 16th
where you’ll collect your prizes, and drop off any money that was collected! We will have food, prizes, and a lot of fun! Or, if you prefer to participate remotely, just walk at your home or in your neighborhood (or anywhere you would like, any distance you prefer) the weekend of October 15-17. Remember to update your donors about what you are doing for your walk and that you participated.
 
By registering above, you will create an online fundraising page, which you can share on social media, email and by word of mouth. You can collect offline donations and pledges as well, which you can also enter on your fundraising page! If you prefer to record your donations and pledges on a paper pledge sheet, that is totally fine, too! You can download one below or let us know that you need a paper copy!
 
In order to be eligible for prizes, please enter all pledges/donations on your fundraising page by Friday October 15th at 12pm (or turn in/let us know your total by that time if you choose  to do paper form only).
 
 
Walk for Life 2021 FAQ
 
Q: How do I participate in the Walk for Life 2020?
A: You can participate in this year’s WFL by collecting pledges and donations for Hannah Center, and/or by attending the Walk for Life on October 16th at Clear Creek Christian Church and trail. You can choose to walk with us, or on your own/ with your family anytime that weekend (October 15-17).  If you plan to raise money and walk, please register or simply let us know, through email (info@hannahcenter.org), message us on Facebook or call us (812-334-0104) so that we can stay in touch with you throughout this process!
 
Q: How do I collect pledges and donations for the Walk for Life?
A: You can create your own Walk for Life online fundraising page and begin sharing it through email and social media. You can also download a paper pledge sheet and begin asking friends and family for donations and pledges. You can ask in person, by phone, or text.
 
Q: How do I track pledges and donations?
A: If you created an online fundraising page all of your donations can be tracked on your personal page.  If someone donates through your link, it will automatically be recorded on your page and reflected on your total.  For offline donations (i.e. someone tells you that want to just give you cash, or they want to mail us a check, or they want to make a pledge and pay later), you can enter those all on your fundraising page!  Please enter them by 12pm on October 15th to be eligible for prizes.
 
If you prefer to track pledges on a paper pledge sheet, just write them on the sheet (download below or let us know if you need one) and bring them with you on October 16th   If you do paper pledge sheet, please contact us by October 15th with your total offline pledges so that can be included in prize determinations and event totals. 
 
Q: When does the Walk for Life Virtual Fundraiser end?
A: You can collect pledges until the Walk for Life (October 16th) and be included for prizes. However, donations can still be received after the walk occurs. 
 
Q: How do I collect the money from the donors? 
A: If they donate through the online fundraiser, their online donation will come directly to us, and you will not need to do anything. For non-online pledges, the donors can pay through check or cash.  You can turn in any money you collect by October 16th, but if they haven’t paid the pledge or choose to just mail it in, that is totally fine! The donors can make pledges to you and then mail/drop-off their donations to us directly. Just mark on the pledge sheet that it has not yet been paid. We will send pledge reminders for those who make pledges if we do not receive them in a timely manner;  you will not have to do anything further!
 
Q: How do I win prizes?
A: There will be special recognition and prizes for the top earners in each category. In addition, we will have T-shirts and other gifts for those who raise certain levels. Anyone who fundraises will receive something! There will also be awards for the churches/teams/groups who have the greatest participation as well as those who earn the most money.
 
Q: When and where should we walk, and how far?
A: For those attending the Walk on October 16th, we will walk on Clear Creek trail for approximately 2k. If you would like to walk longer than that, you can, or if you need to shorten it and turn around earlier, that is fine too.  If you cannot attend the walk, or prefer not to, there is no set distance or time for when you must walk. You can do it anytime on the weekend of October 15-17 for as long as you choose.  You can walk with your family or alone. You can walk throughout your neighborhood or even on a treadmill! We would encourage you update your donors and  to share pictures or videos if you would like! You can decide on your own how far your walk will be. The exact length or location is not as important as the effort being made in raising the funds for the Hannah Center.
 
Q: What are the donations for Walk for Life used for?
A: All donations  will be used to help continue our programs for families facing crisis pregnancies and/or early parenting challenges. During the pandemic we have continued to provide Material Support items weekly such as diapers, clothing, formula, breastfeeding supplies, and much more. We have also continued providing case management and resources by phone, as well as prenatal and childbirth support. With your help, we will continue these programs and look forward to hiring more staff and taking residents at Hannah House Maternity Home.
 
Q: If I do not want to ask for pledges, can I still participate?
A:  Yes, of course! If you do not wish to ask for money, it is very easy to create the link and just post it/send it out, without having to directly ask anyone. 
If you do not want to make a page, but would like to make a donation, that is great, too!  You can choose one of our walkers on the page, or just make a general donation to Walk for Life. You can also mail in a check if you would prefer. Please send to: 808 N. College Ave. 
Of course, everyone is welcome to join us for the walk on October 16th, regardless of whether you collected pledges.
 
Q: What if I collect pledges but cannot come on October 16th or prefer not to?
A: That is no problem! Just please let us know prior to the Walk that you collected pledges and cannot be there. (info@hannahcenter.org / 812-334-0104) so that your pledges can be included in the totals and that you can be eligible for prizes.
 
Q: Can I participate if I don’t live nearby?
A: Yes! Since we are doing the event in person as well as virtually, and you have the ability to collect all of your donations online, you do not need to live close to support the Hannah Center! You can create your fundraising page and post it/email it, or of course you can donate. Walk for Life 2021 | Event Page (ministrysync.com)
 
 
WFL Downloadable Documents
 
 
 
If your business would like to be a corporate sponsor or donate a prize for the Walk please click the button below and fill out the form below.
 
 
 
 
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  You can email us at: info@hannahcenter.org, call 812-334-0104 or message us on Facebook! Thank you so much for your help in the Walk for Life 2021!