Mattie Miracle Walk & Family Festival 2020


Join Us for Our Virtual Walk Challenge

May 17, 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm EST

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. 

 

10% of Walk proceeds will fund our Coronavirus Family Relief Grants, directly supporting children with cancer & their families at Children's Hospital at Sinai.  

 

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 sponsor, donate, and purchase raffle tickets on-line. 
  • Top three registered walkers with the most steps taken on May 17th will receive a prize (by mail). 

 

​​New this year: 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 on May 17th, on the Mattie Miracle Facebook page. The top three registered walkers with the greatest number of steps will win a prize. 

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 -- From our Home to Yours:

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 top three registered walkers with the most steps. 

12:00pm       

Raffle Winners Announced on Facebook

 


The Virtual Walk Proceeds Support the: 

  1. Salary of a full-time child life professional
  2. Funding of psychosocial implementation research grants
  3. Stocking our FREE Snack & Item Carts at local hospitals
  4. Establishment of Coronavirus Family Relief Grants to support children with cancer and their families at Children's Hospital at Sinai (Baltimore, MD)

 

Our Fundraising Goal:

42%

Goal$100,000.00

$41,656.90Raised

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

 

 

 

ALL WALK & FAMILY FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES WILL RETURN FOR WALK 2021

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
— Mahatma Gandhi
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