Virtual Walk Information
Want to be a part of one of the largest histiocytosis awareness events of the year, but can't make it to New York? Now you can!
Step 1. registration
Register your Team. You can use the example below on your team fundraising page to announce this is a virtual walk and that they would not be required to travel to NY to participate. (But we welcome anyone who wants to attend, just have them register as a NY walker participant)
Hi. Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I will be hosting a Virtual Walk in _____ on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at TIME. This is the same day hundreds will gather in New York City to raise awareness for Histiocytosis. Then on Monday, July 21, 2014 look for _______'s photo that will be held outside the Today Show LIVE!
Briefly discuss your experience with histiocytosis.
I'm asking that you help me make a difference and join as a virtual walker and walk with me at LOCAL LOCATION or in your home town.
Together we can make a difference and aid in the fight against Histiocytosis!
Step 2. Pick a location
Choose a local park or track where you can host your walk. Be sure to get permission if you expect a crowd to attend! Sometimes local governments may require police or medical staff to be on hand for larger crowds. Your local municipal building or county office should be able to direct you to the right personnel to assist you.
Step 3. Ask other locals to Join you
Ask others to join you! Friends, family, co-workers and your community! Tell them to choose 'Virtual Walker' when they sign up. Team TShirts will be mailed to Virtual Walkers.
Step 4. Call the Press!
Calling is up to you, but the goal is to reach out to your local media and tell them about your local walk that will be held the same day as the 5K to Fight Histio in NYC and how the next day everyone will be live outside the Today Show holding you or your loved ones poster!
A press release is an easy way to reach out to your local newspaper! We will provide you with a template of all our information and how a press release must be formatted. All you'll have to do is add a small paragraph or two about your event and how histio affects you and the importance of private donations.
A press release template will be provided for you to submit to your local media.
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