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When is the North Shore Cancer WALK?
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Where does the North Shore Cancer WALK begin?
The North Shore Cancer WALK is held rain or shine at Salem Willows ParkGPS address 167 Fort Ave, Salem, MA 01970Welcome and warm up start at 8:00 a.m. WALK starts at 8:30 a.m.
Can I participate in both the WALK and the RUN?
Yes, you can register for both the North Shore Cancer WALK and the North Shore Cancer RUN. If you have any questions, please contact us at 866-296-6900 and we will help you with your registration(s).
Why are the WALK and RUN on different days?
The North Shore Cancer WALK and RUN have grown tremendously in recent years, drawing thousands of walkers and runners alike who want to help in the fight against cancer. In 2013, to ensure that we could continue to grow while maintaining a safe and healthy environment, and after consulting with local police and safety officials, we divided this annual tradition into two exceptional events. This year, we will be holding the annual North Shore Cancer WALK on June 25, 2017 and the North Shore Cancer RUN on October 15, 2017.
How do I get to the North Shore Cancer WALK?
Directions to parking at Shetland Properties: From all cities, take 1A into Salem,MA, to the corner of Derbyand Congress Streets. The parking attendants will show you where to park. Buses and shuttles will be available to walkers and runners from the parking area at Shetland Park beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Where should I park for the WALK?
Parking is available at Shetland Properties, 29 Congress St, Salem, MA 01970. Buses and shuttles will be available to walkers and runners from the parking area at Shetland Properties beginning at 7:00 a.m. Return trips begin at 10:00 a.m. Please meet the buses past the starting line on Memorial Drive, this is a different location from the drop off. The final trip back to Shetland Properties departs Salem Willows Park at 12:00 noon.
Can I ride my bike or in-line skate at the North Shore Cancer WALK or RUN?
For safety's sake, please leave in-line skates, scooters and bikes at home. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome!
How do I volunteer for the WALK or RUN?
Call or email Susan Lausier at 866.296.6900 firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, leashed dogs are welcome to join you along the route. Each water stop will have a dog bowl to refresh your pet along the way. Please note that busses are unable to transport your pup, but you are welcome to park at Shetland Properties and start your walk from there.
How long is the North Shore Cancer WALK?
The WALK is 10K (6.2 miles) and winds through historic Salem. The halfway point is at the O'Keefe Center at Salem State College. Along the route there are water stops and live entertainers. We offer shuttles along the way for "tired walkers," and there is also a 3-mile shorter route if so desired. If there is someone that doesn't feel they can WALK at all, they can ride the Survivor Trolley, which boards at the START line at Salem Willows Park at 8:00 a.m.
How do I register for the WALK?
Mail in the registration form that is attached to your sponsor sheet or go to: www.northshorecancerwalk.org to register, form a team, join an existing team and create your own customized online donation page.
Is there a registration fee for the WALK?
There is no registration fee for the WALK.
What do I get for registering for the WALK?
When you register for the WALK you will receive a commemorative pin, a poster and an additional sponsor sheet.
Where can I purchase WALK T-Shirts?
This year's merchandise consists of unisex dated WALK t-shirts. Visit our Online Store to purchase.
Where does the money from the North Shore Cancer WALK/RUN go?
Funds raised from the WALK/RUN will be used to support oncology services at North Shore Medical Center and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center. In the past, WALK contributions have supported capital improvements, equipment purchases, clinical trials, wellness services to help alleviate pain and nausea, as well as supportive care programs for patients and their families.
I need help registering for the WALK/RUN.
Contact us with questions at 866-296-6900 or email@example.com.
I forgot my Username and Password.
Click here to be directed to the user login form and click on the "Forgotten Password" link below the form to have your password emailed to you. If you have forgotten your username contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I walked/ran last year, can I use the same username and password?
Yes, your username and password from last year will still work this year. Click, LOGIN TO MY PAGE, enter your username and password. If it is your first time logging in you will be prompted to register. If you have any questions, please contact us at 866-296-6900 or email@example.com
I registered as an individual, but I would like to join a team.
Please contact us at 866-296-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a fundraising minimum for the North Shore Cancer WALK/RUN?
There is no minimum fundraising amount need to participate in either event. The typical walker raises $100 to make a difference in the fight against cancer (example: ask 10 of your closest friends and/or family for $10 = $100).
Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: North Shore Cancer WALK/RUN.
What if a check is made out to me, not North Shore Cancer WALK?
If a donor makes the check out to you, simply endorse the check with your signature and "Payable to North Shore Cancer WALK" and submit it with the donation form. Please note that the account holder on the check will receive the tax receipt from North Shore Medical Center.
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes. All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Where do I turn in my donations?
All checks should be made out to North Shore Cancer WALK/RUN. It's best to turn in your donations in one of the following ways:
How are offline donations processed and when will they show up on my fundraising page?
Offline donations should be mailed to: North Shore Cancer WALK, 81 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970. Once they are received and processed they will show up on your fundraising page. It takes 5 to 7 business days from the time of receipt for offline donations to show up on your fundraising page.
If several people give me cash donations can I write one check for that amount and turn it in?
We do not recommend you deposit the cash into your own account and write a check for the amount; the IRS will consider that deposit income in your account and you will be taxed on the amount. Additionally, if a check is written from your account, you will receive the tax receipt. It isn't possible to have a check written from your personal account credited to another donor.
For any cash donation you receive, please convert the cash to a cashier's check and mail it with a completed donation form. Please be sure to include the donor's personal information on the donation form so that an accurate receipt can be generated for tax purposes. If you have several cash donations from different donors and want to convert them to one check, you can accompany one cashier's check with multiple donation forms to indicate the amount that each donor contributed. Each donor will receive a tax receipt for the amount specified on their donation form.
Do you accept matching gifts?
Yes, a simple way to double or triple your gift is to find out if your company matches donations. Contact your human resources department for more information. If they match gifts, they may have you complete a matching gift form and mail it to our organization. You can send those forms to: North Shore Cancer WALK, 81 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970.
Here are a few suggestions on how to help you fundraise for the WALK/RUN.
Get the word out
Let friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, associations, classmates know you are participating in the WALK. They are all potential donors. Ask everyone for their support.
Recruit a team of friends and/or co-workers and increase your fundraising efforts by working together.
Double your fundraising
Check with your employer for a matching gifts program.
Promote the event with a WALK T-shirt
Purchase 2017 WALKwear online or at North Shore Medical Center.
Organize an event
Let people know all proceeds benefit the North Shore Cancer WALK. The possibilities are endless: yard sale, candy sale, benefit dance or auction, raffle, car wash or dog wash. Ask friends to donate to the WALK in lieu of gift giving; ask a local restaurant to donate a portion of one day’s sales. Invite your friends for a get-together and raise funds with a wine tasting, pot luck dinner, game night or tea party.
Write a fundraising letter
Mail or e-mail your contacts about your involvement in the North Shore Cancer WALK and ask for their support.
Start your fundraising early at northshorecancerwalk.org where you can create your own fundraising page. Friends and family can donate online and you can send personal e-mails to encourage participation.
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