I am the first to admit that fundraising is not my strong suit. Which is exactly why I work on the programs and services team here at the Alzheimer’s Association and not on the development team. But as I’ve said time and time again, it is going to take ALL of us working together AND fundraising to bring an end to Alzheimer’s Disease.
So for those of you, like me, who would rather hide in the bushes than ask someone to buy your girl scout cookies (true story) – I have some great news. Charity Miles is an app that you can download that raises money for a cause of your choice (pick us! pick us!) and all you have to do is download it and get moving. Seriously. That’s it.
Charity Miles is backed by sponsors who donate 25 cents per mile for walkers/runners and 10 cents per mile for bikers. It’s a fun and easy way to raise money for the Association! This does not replace fundraising efforts for say, The Walk to END Alzheimer’s for example – so just think of it as icing on the cake. The easiest of your fundraising efforts in this fight.
I hope you’ll join in the fun, download the app and get moving! Instructions are below and more information is available at http://www.charitymiles.org/. Please tell your friends and family too!
THANK YOU for your help in ENDING Alzheimer’s!
How it works:
- Download the free Charity Miles app to your iPhone or Android from the app store.
- Create an account by logging in with your email address or through Facebook.
- Choose the Alzheimer’s Association from the list of charities.
- Select whether you are walking, running or biking from the top activities bar.
- Press Start and get going.
- Walkers and runners earn 25 cents per mile; bikers earn 10 cents per mile, courtesy of sponsors secured by Charity Miles.
- When finished, swipe up on the screen and follow the steps to save your miles.
- If you’re grateful for the sponsor’s support, please be sure to thank them at the prompt on the screen.
- Spread the word! The easiest way to double your impact is to get a friend to join you!
To create or join a Charity Miles online team:
- Press the + button in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Type in the hashtag and name of the team you’d like to join or create.
- Anyone who tags themselves with the same hashtag will be on that team, and you’ll be able to see your collective impact and team leaderboard.
- You can join or create as many teams as you want.