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Event Basics:

What is the Boot Walk to End Cancer®? The Boot Walk is a fundraising program which supports
MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer.  It consists of a non competive 1.2 mile walk around the Texas Medical Center. All participants are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of boots to symbolize giving cancer “the boot.”

How do I sign up? Visit the registration page to sign up today.

Can children participate in the walk? Yes. Children can participate as long as they are registered.

Do I have to wear boots? While you don’t HAVE to wear boots, we think it will be much more fun if you do!

Can I form a team for the Boot Walk? Absolutely! Forming a Boot Walk team makes fundraising and walking even more fun. If you are already registered as an invididual walker, login and navigate to the bottom of the home tab. Locate and select the Change Team Membership link. Follow the prompts to complete forming a team.  

Where can I download fundraising tools? From your Fundraising Center locate the Fundraising Tools tab, select, and scroll down to Downloadable Resources. 

How do I form a team? During registration, select Form a Team. If you’re already registered and decide to form a team, you can do this from your Fundraising Center. Once you are logged in, navigate to the right hand side of the page select Create a Team. Then follow the prompts.

I am not able to walk on event day. Is there another way to still support the walk? Absolutely! You can register as a virtual walker and fundraise for the event.

How much does it cost to participate in the Boot Walk? There is no registration fee to participate in the Boot Walk so that all of our participants and teams can focus their efforts on raising funds to end cancer. If you fundraise $100 or more, you’ll earn a Boot Walk to End Cancer® T-Shirt.

Do I need to fundraise? Yes— while fundraising is not required, it is the most important way that you can support MD Anderson’s mission of ending cancer. If you fundraise $100 or more, you’ll earn a Boot Walk to End Cancer® T-Shirt. Visit the Fundraising & Rewards page to learn more about other rewards you can earn through your fundraising efforts.

Where do my donations go? 100% of individual funds raised for the Boot Walk to End Cancer® directly support MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer.

How long is the walk? 1.2 miles. Click here to view the route map.

What do I get for signing up? The opportunity to join a community of amazing fundraisers who are united to end cancer and the chance to participate in an unforgettable event supporting a world-class cancer hospital. When you fundraise, you will earn some awesome rewards. Visit the Fundraising & Rewards page to learn more about other rewards you can earn through your fundraising efforts.

How do I get a Boot Walk T-Shirt? You can earn a Boot Walk T-Shirt by raising a minimum of $100. You will be able to pick up your T-Shirt on event day or at an early check-in day. Details about early check-in dates and times will be available two weeks prior to the event. Visit the Fundraising & Rewards page to learn more about other rewards you can earn through your fundraising efforts.

How do I update my contact information? Log in to your Fundraising Center and select “Edit Profile”.

How can I volunteer? Visit the Volunteer page to find a fun opportunity that suits you! There are options for individuals and groups.

What is the event schedule?
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
Event Check-In: 11 a.m.
Opening Ceremony and Walk: 1 p.m.
End Cancer Post-Walk Celebration: 3 p.m.

Where do I park on event day? Free parking will be available in the Mid Campus Garage at 7007 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030. View the full parking map by visiting our Event Details page. 

Are strollers or baby joggers allowed at the event? Yes. Strollers and baby joggers are allowed on the route.

Is there a time limit for the walk? The roads will begin to open after the last person has passed an intersection. The route will be open to normal traffic beginning approximately an hour and a half after the start.

Are pets allowed? For the safety of all participants, volunteers and spectators, we ask that you leave all pets at home.

Service animals are welcome at the Boot Walk. A service animal is specifically trained to do work or preform tasks for people disabilities.  

Is the Boot Walk wheelchair friendly? Yes!

Can I make a team T-Shirt? Yes! Please follow the Boot Walk Team T-Shirt Guidelines as you plan your shirt design. You can download the files here:
Light T-Shirts
Dark T-Shirts

 

Fundraising:

Is there a fundraising minimum? No. We don’t have a fundraising minimum to participate. 100% of all funds that you raise will directly support MD Anderson in our fight against cancer.

Can you help me with fundraising? Absolutely! Once you register, you’ll have access to your own Fundraising Center. We’ve done the heavy lifting by loading it with template emails to ask friends and family for donations that link to your own customizable fundraising website. You also can fundraise using our Boot Walk fundraising app which is available for download from your Fundraising Center. Contact us for more tips and one-on-one support at bootwalk@mdanderson.org.

How do I download the Boot Walk mobile and tablet fundraising app? You can download the iPhone/iPad app or the Android mobile/tablet from your Fundraising Center. This app lets you fundraise and connect with others through social media and email, update your fundraising page, and check your fundraising progress from the palm of your hand.

How do I add the Boot Walk badge to my email signature? You can make every email count with a Boot Walk to End Cancer® email signature. Go to your Fundraising Center for instructions on how to set up your email badge up today.

Can my friends donate via Facebook? Yes! Like the Boot Walk Facebook page, then download the Boot Walk Facebook app from your Fundraising Center to allow your friends to donate directly from your page.

Can I take donations in the form of cash and check? Yes! Donations can be made in any form. Cash donations must be converted to a check or money order before being mailed. Send in money using the Check Tracking Form found in your Fundraising Center.

How do I record check and cash donations online? In your Fundraising Center, click the Enter New Gift button, then enter the gift amount and donor name.

How do I turn in checks and cash donations? Please convert all cash into a check or money order before mailing it to MD Anderson. Print and complete the Check Tracking Form found in your Fundraising Center and enclose the checks and form in one envelope.

Mail all donations and forms to:
MD Anderson - Boot Walk
P.O. Box 4470
Houston, Texas 77210.
All checks must be payable to MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Can I turn in cash and check donations on event day? Yes. Please complete your Check Tracking Form with the donations you are turning in on event day and bring it with you. Be sure to record the offline donations in your Fundraising Center. All checks must be payable to MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Where do I search to see if my company offers a matching gift to MD Anderson? Visit our website to find out if your company has a matching gift program: www.matchinggifts.com/mdanderson.

How do I record a matching gift? You can record matching gifts the same way you record cash or check donations in your Fundraising Center. Click Record Gift and note it as a matching gift.

When is the fundraising deadline for the Boot Walk? We want all our supporters to have every opportunity to fundraise, so we’re keeping fundraising active for the Boot Walk until Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

Can I earn rewards for my fundraising? Yes! We want you to raise as much as you can to help us end cancer. Visit the Fundraising & Rewards page to see the rewards and swag you can earn for fundraising.

How do I earn rewards for my fundraising? Every dollar donated will go toward you earning rewards. Visit the Fundraising & Rewards page to see the rewards and swag you can earn for fundraising.

When will I receive my fundraising rewards? For qualifying participants, Boot Walk T-Shirts can be picked up on event day or the week before the event. Watch your email inbox and the Event Details Page as the early T-shirt pickup dates are confirmed. Visit the Fundraising & Rewards page for details on the rewards you can earn.

 

Volunteers:

Who will benefit from my volunteer time and energy at the Boot Walk to End Cancer®? By volunteering, you’re helping MD Anderson give cancer the boot. 100% of individual funds raised through the Boot Walk support MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer. Your time and talents will help us execute a best-in-class event experience for all of our walkers.

What type of volunteer roles are available? We have a variety of fun volunteer roles available, including event day volunteers and administrative support in the weeks leading up to the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Interest Survey.

How do I sign up to volunteer? Please complete the Volunteer Interest Survey to express your interest.

Can I count my volunteer time for my school or other community program? Yes! Volunteer hours can be verified on event day at the Volunteer Check-In. Please bring any required paperwork with you.

Are volunteer opportunities available on days other than the event day? Yes. Please complete the Volunteer Interest Survey to express your interest in event day volunteers and administrative support leading up to the event.

Will volunteers be provided with maps, directions, and parking info before their shifts? Yes! A volunteer email, including assignments and event details will be sent out closer to the event.

How are volunteers supported during their shifts? There will be lead volunteers in each area to provide on-site training and support as needed.

What should I wear on race day? Wear comfortable clothing including your Boot Walk volunteer shirt and your favorite pair of boots!

Who can I contact for volunteer information? Visit the Volunteer Page for additional information and complete the volunteer survey to express your interest and availability.

Is there a minimum age for volunteers? Volunteers must be 13 years old. Volunteers ages 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult.  Visit the Volunteer Page for more information.



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