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Frequently Asked Questions

Registration  |  Teams  |  Fundraising  |  Participant Websites  |  Event Day

 

Registration

Is there a registration fee?

While there is no registration fee, we strongly encourage all participants to set personal fundraising goals. Participants who raise $25 or more will receive the official Walk n' Roll tee-shirt. The average participant raises $100.

Can I register on the day of the event?

Yes, while we highly recommend registering online prior to walk there will be event day registration from 8:30 - 10:00am.  Registering in advance gives participants the opportunity to personalize a fundraising page before Walk n' Roll to track their fundraising achievements.

My whole family is walking. Does everyone have to register?

Yes, and it's easy to register everyone at once! You can sign-up family members when you register yourself. This helps us to know how many participants will be in attendance so that we can plan the event and meet everyone's needs. Don't forget ... participants who raise $25 or more will receive a tee-shirt onsite. 

When do I receive a tee-shirt?

During the registration process, please indicate what size tee-shirt you prefer. All participants who raise $25 or more will receive a Walk n' Roll tee onsite at the event when checking in. 

Unfortunately I won't be able to walk in-person, can I walk virtually?

Absolutely! By registering as a "Virtual Walker/Roller" you'll get a personalized fundraising page to help tell your story and why you're helping to support Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation's Walk n' Roll. While there is no fundraising minimum, the average participant raises $100.

I would like to volunteer, where do I register to help?

Volunteers play an important role in Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation's Walk n' Roll! They help to ensure our walkers are guided, hydrated, well nourished and cheered on during the event. Click here to register as a volunteer. 

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Teams

How do I form a team?

Creating a team is easy! Simply follow these steps:

  1. Select a team captain, team name and fundraising goal.
  2. Have the team captain register your team here.
  3. Team members can then join the team when they register. Simply select "JOIN A TEAM" when prompted.
  4. Start raising funds! Personalize your team's page with photos, video and story of why you Walk n' Roll with Children's Specialized.

How do others join my team?

When participants register, select the option to "JOIN A TEAM." Search for the team's name and follow the sign-up process.

If I register before my team captain, can I still join their team?

Absolutely! You can change your participant level by logging into your account and looking for the header "Change Team Membership" and then following the process. You may also search for an existing team and on the team's fundraising page select "Join This Team" to change your membership process. NOTE: Every team must have a team captain. Are you an existing captain interested in changing your participant level? Please contact Toni Schweizer via email at tschweizer@childrens-specialized.org for assistance.

Do I have to be on a team in order to participate?

No. You can register to Walk n' Roll as an individual, virtual walker/roller or volunteer. 

Can I join a team even though I completed the registration process?

Yes. To join a team, log into your account and click on "Change Team Membership." Follow the process to select a team to join. You may also use the search tool to find a team's fundraising page and select "Join this Team" to begin the process.

Are teammates expected to fundraise?

Yes. While there is no fundraising minimum, participants are encouraged to set a personal fundraising goal. The average participant raises $100. 

Can teams receive donations?

Yes! Gifts can be made to a team or an individual. Click here to search for a team or individual. Each team sets a fundraising goal in addition to personal goals set by each team member. Funds raised by each team member will count toward the team fundraising goal. 

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Fundraising

Where does the money go?

Funds raised through Walk n' Roll directly impact the care provided by Children's Specialized Hospital, helping to advance the life changing specialized pediatric rehabilitative care children need to learn to walk, talk, eat and breathe independently  - again, or for the first time.  

What is the fundraising minimum?

While there is no fundraising minimum, individual participants and teams are encouraged to set fundraising goals.

How should I provide my donations to Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation?

Donations are accepted online via credit, debit, PayPal and via check (entered as an offline donation) through your personal or team's fundraising page. Gifts are automatically tracked and you'll receive notifications when donations are made so you can personally thank your supporters. Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation will also acknowledge your supporters' gifts. Cash and checks can be mailed with a donation slip prior to September 10, 2019. If sending via mail, please send to:

Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation
ATTN: Walk n' Roll / Toni Schweizer
150 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092

Who should checks be made payable to?

All checks should be made payable to Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation and submitted with a donation slip either via mail, or turned in at registration check-in onsite.   

Do you send acknowledgment letters for contributions?

Yes. All donors who contribute online to your personal or team's fundraising page will receive an automated tax receipt for their contribution. Donors who give $250 or more will receive an acknowledgement letter.

How do I support an individual or team?

To donate to a participant or team, use our search tool to look up the individual or team name.  Gifts can be made online (credit, debit, PayPal) as well as via check entered as an offline donation.

How do I use my personal fundraising page?

Once registered, a personal fundraising page is automatically created for you. After logging in, you can customize your page to include photos, video and share your story which will inspire others to get involved. This page will provide friends, family and co-workers not only a secure way to make contributions, but also provide you the opportunity to send emails, connect over social media and thank donors for their support.  

Can I use Facebook and other social platforms to fundraiser for Walk n' Roll?

We greatly encourage fundraising over social media by connecting your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to your personal fundraising page. Once connected, you can import your profile pic and directly post to social media from your personal page. We encourage you to share with friends, family and followers why you're Walking n' Rolling with Children's Specialized. This can be done on your timeline, a friend's page, and via group or private messages. Reminder to share the unique URL linking friends directly to your personal or team's fundraising page for secure donations. PLEASE NOTE: While creating a "Facebook Fundraiser" using Facebook's platform directly benefits Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation, contributions however will not be tracked against your personal fundraising goal. 

Will gifts made through Facebook appear on my fundraising page?

While creating "Facebook Fundraiser" or adding a "Donate" button to your social posts will still benefit Children's Specialized Hospital, in order to track donations against your Walk n' Roll fundraising goal, we recommend sharing the URL to your personal or team fundraising page with followers. 

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Participant Websites

What is a participant website?

Walk n' Roll participants get access to a personal (or team) online fundraising page, tools and resources to help reach their goals. Whatever your connection to Walk n' Roll, your story has the power to motivate others to support you and our mission at Children's Specialized Hospital. Tell your story through video, photos and by sharing your fundraising progress.

How do I create my personal or team fundraising page?

Fundraising is easier than you think! During the registration process you will be guided to upload a profile picture, share your story and connect to your social media pages. If you do not have the time to complete all the details, you can always return to your personal or team page by logging into your account. Did you forget your password? Not to worry... Simply click the "Forgot Password" link in the login box on the homepage. Enter your email address and click "Reset Password." You will receive an email prompting you to create a new password.

Can I personalize my fundraising page?

Absolutely! On your personal and team fundraising pages you can post a personal message, photos and videos to share why you Walk n' Roll with Children's Specialized. Once complete, send out emails to family, friends, neighbors and colleagues with a link back to your fundraising page where they can make a secure donation.

How do people donate to my page?

Your supporters can make a secure donation by credit card, PayPal or check (entered as as offline gift). Share a link to your fundraising page to encourage giving. If you've received cash or check donations, please complete a donation slip for each gift and either mail to Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation or turn in to our event staff at registration check-in onsite. 

How do I upload contacts and send personal messages?

You can upload your personal contact list at any time. To do so, login to your fundraising participant center, click "Messages" from the navigation tab and then "Contact List."

Contacts can be added one at a time or by importing them through webmail services such as Gmail, Yahoo, Windows LIve, Hotmail, MSN, AOL, Plaxo and your computer (Mac OS X Address Book or Microsoft Outlook). You can also import contacts from a .csv file with first name, last name, and email address.

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Event Day

What time should I arrive?

Check-in opens at 8:30 am and Opening Ceremonies kick-off at 10:00 am. We advise that you arrive early to allow enough time to check-in, drop off any donations and receive your official Walk n' Roll tee-shirt.

How should I prepare for the Walk n' Roll?

Walk n' Roll will take place rain or shine and we recommend that you look at the weather forecast in advance to dress accordingly. If you have donations to drop off, please be sure to complete a donation slip for each one including the donor's first and last name and full address for mailing. 

How do I get to Johnson Park?

Ckeck out the Event Details page for driving instructions and to Map Your Trip.

Can I bring a stroller, wheelchair or walker?

There are two route at the Walk n' Roll - a 1-mile or 5K path. Both are paved and accessible for wheels.

Can I bring rollerblades or a bicycle?

To ensure the safety of all participants, we kindly ask that you do not rollerblade or bike on the Walk n' Roll paths. 

Can I bring my dog?

Pets and service animals are permitted though must be on a leash at all times while in the park.

I didn't receive my Walk n' Roll tee-shirt yet. Where do I get it?

Official Walk n' Roll tee-shirts will handed out at registration the day of the event to those participants who successfully rasied $25 or more.

How do I sign up to volunteer?

Volunteers play a critical role in the success of Walk n' Roll! They ensure our walkers/rollers are guided, hydrated, well nourished and cheered on as participants make their way to the finish line. Click here to register as a volunteer.

Unfortunately I won't be able to walk in-person, can I walk virtually?

Can't make it to the event but would like to participate? Register as a Virtual Walker/Roller for a team or as an individual and customize your own fundraising page!

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