Mattie Miracle Walk & Family Festival 2020


Join Us for Our Virtual Walk Challenge

May 17, 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm -- Your Time Zone

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). 
  • Registered participants will compete for top fundraising awards.
  • You can sponsor, donate, and purchase raffle tickets on-line. 
  • Top four registered walkers with the most steps taken on May 17th will receive a prize.



  • 1st Prize for kids/teens: Nintendo Switch Lite   1st Prize for adults: Port City Tasting for 4 & Gifts
  • 2nd Prize: Air Pods Pro
  • 3rd Prize: Apple TV
  • 4th Prize: $50 iTunes Gift Card



On May 17th:

  • Walkers track their steps (at home, outside, in your backyard, etc) using a step counter/activity tracker.
  • Post videos and photos showing your Mattie Miracle spirit to our social media pages - be sure to use #MMCFWALK
  • The top registered walkers with the greatest number of steps will win a prize.
  • Send or Post a photo of your total step count by noon (in your time zone) to Mattie Miracle's social media accounts or email us ( Remember to use #MMCFWALK


Mattie Miracle's Social Media - Be Sure to Like/Follow us





Virtual Schedule for May 17th:


12:01am - 12:00pm (your time zone)

  • Track your steps

9:45am EDT   

10am-12pm   (your time zone)

  • Post a photo/video showing your Mattie Miracle spirit. Use #MMCFWALK

12:00pm  (your time zone)

  • Take a snapshot of tracked steps and post it on Mattie Miracle's social media accounts or email us (  All social media postings should include #MMCFWALK

12:30pm  EDT    

9:00am  EDT (May 18th)

  • Top Walkers with the Most Steps Announced on Facebook



The Virtual Walk Proceeds Support the: 

  • Salary of a full-time child life professional
  • Funding of psychosocial implementation research grants
  • Stocking our FREE Snack & Item Carts at local hospitals
  • 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:




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





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— Chinese proverb
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