Mattie Miracle Walk & Family Festival 2020

 


Join Us for Our Virtual Walk Challenge

May 17, 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm

Where? On Mattie Miracle's Facebook Page!

 

Mattie Miracle needs your help more than ever this year! The City of Alexandria has canceled our Walk & Family Festival due to the impact of the Coronavirus. As you and your family face this national and global health crisis please know that our thoughts go out to you and your family. May you stay healthy and safe. 

Unfortunately, childhood cancer does not take a break for a pandemic. The psychosocial consequences on children and their families are even greater now, as families have to worry about rescheduling treatment, the postponement of surgery, and being isolated from one another while in the hospital. Mattie Miracle's work is vital, and we are unable to fund our programs and initiatives without your support. 

 

Here's How It Will Work This Year:

  • There is no physical event. The Walk and raffle are virtual.
  • Everyone registers as a virtual walker (individual or team). 
  • Individuals and Teams will compete for top fundraising awards.
  • You can still sponsor, donate, and purchase raffle tickets on-line. 
  • Top three registered walkers on May 17th will receive a prize. 

 

​​New this year, the top three registered walkers with the greatest number of steps (on May 17th only) will win a prize. Walkers must track their steps (at home, outside, in your backyard, etc) using a step counter/activity tracker, and post a photo of the total step count by noon, May 17th, on the Mattie Miracle Facebook page. 

1st Prize: Air Pods Pro

2nd Prize: Apple TV

3rd Prize: $50 iTunes Gift Card

 

*** ALL AWARDS, PRIZES, & RAFFLE ITEMS WILL BE MAILED TO RECIPIENTS. 

 

 

  Virtual Schedule:

 

 

 

10:00am       Greetings from the Co-founders on Facebook

10am-12pm   Post a selfie showing your Mattie Miracle spirit to our Facebook page &

Track your steps! Take a snapshot of tracked steps on May 17th (by noon) and post it on our FB page. Prizes for the registered walkers with the most steps. 

12:00pm        Raffle Winners Announced on Facebook


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Our Fundraising Goal:

41%

Goal$100,000.00

$41,389.90Raised

Make a General Donation!
 

Come out and support our mission while enjoying a walk with your family and friends.  Start or join a walk team to set your own personal goal and show your commitment to our psychosocial cause!

 

Why Walk?

 

The Walk and Family Festival is designed to enhance awareness of the psychological and social needs of children and families battling childhood cancer.  Our goal is to raise $100,000. The Walk raises 85% of our budget which covers the cost of our psychosocial programs and services.  These funds are not used for administrative or operating costs of the Foundation.

 

Watch the Video from the 2019 Walk

 

 

 

VIRTUAL WALK THIS YEAR

ACTIVITIES RETURN FOR WALK 2021

 

Mike Grusholt Memorial Corn Hole Tournament
 
Play as an individual and raise funds for Mattie Miracle. First place winner receives a brand new pair of AirPods Pro!  There are awesome prizes for 2nd and 3rd place!
 
 
             
Psychosocial Initiative Wall Challenge
 
The more laps you complete around the track, the closer we get to funding our new initiative to create a psychological referrals program for children with cancer.  This referrals program will enable Mattie Miracle to connect qualified clinicians with children who have cancer and their families.  The program will be designed to support the mental health needs of families as well as fund access to these services.
 
 
New Activities this Year
 
High Voltage Grinder (an incredible obstacle inflatable course), the Funny Farm themed moon bounce, a caricaturist, a face painter and balloon animal artist, and a Reptiles Alive Show (a live exotic animal show, followed by a meet and greet with the animals). 
 
Back by popular demand: the Corn Hole Tournament, a Raffle, Lego activities, DJ music, a Magic Show, Face Painting, Crafts, a Bake Sale, Food Vendors, and Giant Lawn Games like Connect Four, Ladders and Giant Jenga.
 

        

               

 
 
Food Trucks!
 
We are pleased to announce this year that we will have several food trucks on site to provide food for sale.  We thank DC Empanadas, Big Cheese, Rocklands, and Hershery's Ice Cream for supporting our cause!
 
                                           
 
 
 
 
 
"There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else."
— Peyton Conway March
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