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Hiking for Heroes

$1,455

 

16% Raised of $9,000 Goal

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Hiking for Heroes Photo
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The Story

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Apr 20, 2016

FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Apr 11, 2016

We’re building awareness of the American Red Cross and working to get more people involved in our Grand Rapids Chapter with a new fundraising campaign called Hiking for Heroes.

 

All funds raised will be used to help the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts.

 

There are two ways to get involved and help:

 

Become a “hiker hero,” and get friends and family to sponsor you. Walk (or hike or run!) 10,000 steps each day for 10 days in a row between now and April 11.

Or, sponsor someone who is a hiker and donate funds to their efforts.

 

The deadline to sponsor someone and donate, is April 20.  (Scroll down for details.)

 

The Hiking for Heroes campaign leads up to the American Red Cross of West Michigan’s annual Hometown Heroes Celebration dinner.

 

At the diner, we honor local heroes for the differences they have made in our community. ​This year’s Hometown Heroes celebration is April 21, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

 

Hikers who raise $150 or more will receive a ticket to the dinner.  Also, hikers who raise $150 or more and attend the dinner will be entered into a Give-Away to receive a $150 gift certificate to Gazelle Sports!

 

Those who donate $150 or more will be invited to the Hometown Heroes dinner.

 

To be a hiker:

 

  • Register as an individual or team on this page (www.crowdrise.com/HikingforHeroes2016) by clicking the gray button that says SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISER. Here, you can join an existing Hiking for Heroes team or start your own.

 

  • Next, download a pledge form from here (http://promos.cdn.crowdrise.com/hikingforheroes.pdf), and use this form to track those who are making pledges to your hike. NOTE: Those who are pledging can easily donate online. Simply direct them to the link that’s generated by the step above.

 

  • If sponsors choose to pay by check, please have them make checks payable to the American Red Cross of West Michigan. Please send checks to:

                                              Attn: Eva Alexander

                                              1050 Fuller Ave NE

                                              Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

 

  • Email your name, phone number and address to eva.alexander@redcross.org to receive your hiker packet, which has helpful information on how to promote your hike so you can build awareness and raise funds.

 

To be a sponsor / submit donations:

 

  • From this page (www.crowdrise.com/HikingforHeroes2016), click the red button that says DONATE TO A FUNDRAISER.

 

  • Select the team that you’d like to sponsor, and follow the additional prompts.

 

  • You can sponsor a hiker for an amount per day or can select a maximum amount you are willing to contribute. 

 

  • If you choose to pay by check, please make checks payable to American Red Cross of West Michigan. Please send checks to:

                                                Attn: Eva Alexander

                                                1050 Fuller Ave NE

                                                Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Eva Alexander at 616-456-8661 ext. 8999.

Team Organizer's Photo

Mikes Hiking for Heroes Team

Amount Raised:

$465

Team Organizer's Photo

The Red Hot Chili Steppers

Amount Raised:

$215

Team Organizer's Photo

See Udy Run!

Amount Raised:

$400

Team Organizer's Photo

The Walkie Talkies

Amount Raised:

$125