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Registration

Should I start a team or join as an individual? If you have friends or family joining you, please start a team - it's more fun and easier to fundraise.  If you are attending alone, please register as an Individual Walker.

Can I start a team with two people? Sure - walk teams can be any size.  

Should I register my kids? Yes, please register everyone who will be attending.  This helps us plan for the day of the event.

I have a family member who wants to join my team but may not be able to attend the Walk.  Can they still join my team? Yes, family members can still support you by joining your team and fundraise as a team member even if they are unable to attend - they are Virtual Walkers.

Is there a fee to participate? Yes, there is a $10 registration fee that entitles you to an official AHRC Walk tee shirt on Walk day.

What is the cut-off to register or join a team? You can register online up to 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event. Please encourage everyone to register as early as possible to give us a good headcount so that we can plan for a better event. Registration is also available on-site the day of the event.  

Some of my family would like to come, but not walk.  Do they need to register? We invite all interested family and friends to participate. However, if they want to receive an AHRC Walk tee shirt they must register and pay the $10 registration fee.

Is it better to register online or register the morning of the Walk? There are many advantages to registering before the walk.  Here are just a couple:
1. The registration process will be much easier for you on Walk day, so you will be able to enjoy more of the event than those who register there.

2. Each person that registers online receives a personal fundraising page on the AHRC Walk website. Friends and family can donate directly to you online, or print a donation form and mail their donation directly to us. The donation will be credited to your page. You can also customize this page with a photo and personal message. 

Donations

Is there a minimum amount of donation I have to collect? No, but we encourage you to to everything you can to reach a goal of $200.

Are donations tax deductible? Your generous gift is 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. AHRC Foundation is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization.

Who should checks be made payable to? Please ask your supporters to make checks payable to AHRC Foundation. 

Do I have to mail in my donations? Can I bring them with me to the Walk? While you can always bring your donations to the Walk, it is preferable that you mail them in as soon as you can to: 

AHRC Foundation
AHRC Walk #3
189 Wheatley Road
Brookville, NY  11545

Please submit the corresponding donation forms with the checks so you will be credited for your fundraising efforts.

What if people want to give me cash? It is safest and best for recordkeeping that your sponsors make their donations through our secure webiste using a credit card.  If that isn't possible, it's best to convert all cash received to checks or money orders. If possible, send a personal check covering the full amount, along with the corresponding donation forms to AHRC Foundation. We will credit your friends and family for their generosity, provided all of the information is included in the donation forms.  If converting cash to a check is not possible, bring the cash donations and appropriate donation forms to the walk on event day.

What if my donors don't want to donate online? You can always have your donors mail their donations directly to our office (address above). Please have them indicate your name on the memo section of the check.

If someone makes a donation to my personal page, will it be reflected on my team's page? Yes, any donation made to an individual who is a member of ateam will count toward both the individual's and team's fundraising goal.

Can I change my personal and/or team fundraising goal once it's set? Yes. Log into your Particiapnt Center at any time to increase your goal.

Can I continue to collect donations after the Walk?  Absolutely!  Collecting and soliciting donations typically lasts a few months AFTER the Walk. Mail donations with the appropriate donation forms to AHRC Foundation.

Will the money turned in at the Walk show up on my webpage? Absolutely.  If the corresponding donation forms were filled out and submitted along with your donations at the Walk, then you should see your fundraising efforts reflected on your webpage within four weeks of the event.

Where do I get donation forms? Donation forms can be printed from each participant's individual webpage. You can download a blank donation form by clicking here.

Matching Gifts

I don't know if my company does matching gifts.  How do I find out? Every company handles its own matching gift program differently. Ask your human resources department to find out if they will match your donation.

Where do I send my matching gift form? You can send your matching gift form to: 

AHRC Foundation    
AHRC Walk #3  
189 Wheatley Road
Brookville, NY  11545

The Day of the Walk

Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed at the walk? Absolutely!

I may not make it to the walk when Check-In/Registration opens.  Can I arrive late? Yes.  Check-In will be open until the walk ends.  Please go directly to the check-in area when you arrive.

Can I be guaranteed the tee shirt size of my choice? We will do our best to ensure that those participants who are receiving shirts will receive a shirt in the size of their choice. However, when this is not possible, another size may be substituted.

What happens if it rains on the day of the walk? The walk will be held on the date scheduled "RAIN OR SHINE".

What do I need to bring with me on the day of the walk? If you have donations, bring them along with a donation form for each.  You can save time on walk day by sending in your donations ahead of time. 

Volunteering!

I want to volunteer with a team.  Can I only register myself online and bring everyone else the morning of the walk? We need each volunteer on the team registered so that we know how many volunteers to plan for and what areas need to be covered.

Can I get community service for the hours that I volunteer? Yes.  Please go to the volunteer tent where we have forms available. 

What time should I arrive and where should I go?  All registered volunteers will receive an email about a week before the walk with detailed information (directions, parking, where to go and what time be there, etc.).

For more information about Volunteer Opportunities, please contact Justin McDannell at jmcdannell@ahrc.org or 516.626.1000 x1303.

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