Frequently Asked Questions
We're here to answer any questions you might have about Making Strides. For general questions, please visit our Learn About, Get Involved, or Fundraising pages or contact your local contact for further assistance. You can also call us at 1-800-227-2345, press #2.
How does COVID-19 impact Making Strides events?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Making Strides might look different from market to market this year, but our passion and commitment to fight against breast cancer is unchanged. The health and safety of participants is our number one goal. Please check your local event website regularly for important details, which will continue to be updated based on unique local needs. You may also review the COVID-19 Waiver.
Is there a registration fee?
While most events do not include a registration fee - this may vary depending on your location. Find your closest Making Strides for more details.
How can I register additional family member or team members?
All registered participants must sign up using their own email address to create an account. If you wish to register an immediate family member (child or spouse) please use their account or contact us at 1-800-227-2345, option #2.
Is there a fundraising minimum?
While we encourage you to set a personal fundraising goal and try and meet or exceed it, participants are not required to raise a minimum amount.
Do I get prizes for fundraising?
The Making Strides Rewards program is our way of thanking you for your creativity and passion. You’ll earn points for every dollar raised online to help us defeat breast cancer.
If I signed up last year, will I be able to access last year's address book and fundraising page?
As long as you sign up with the same username and password as last year, you'll be able to access your personal address book, list of donors, and fundraising page from the year before. This will make it easier than ever to get started!
I’ve already created a fundraiser on Facebook. Can I connect it to my fundraising for Making Strides?
Facebook Fundraisers linked to your Making Strides fundraising need to be started either from your fundraising Dashboard or ACS FUNdraising app. Once you are registered, simply click the blue “Continue with Facebook” button and grant your one-time access within Facebook to begin!
If you have a question that is not answered above, call us 7 am-7 pm 7 days a week at 1-800-227-2345. For questions about a specific Making Strides location, please contact your local American Cancer Society representative.
Would you like to lead the team or join the team?
This isn’t what I wanted.
Welcome to our Team Page. We've formed a team because this cause is important to us. We want to help. And walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is the best way we can do that. We all have different reasons for participating but we share a determination to help save lives from breast cancer.
There are so many ways that the money our team raises helps. It’s helping fund innovative research. It's providing free information for people dealing with the disease. It’s providing rides to treatment and places to stay for people who have to seek treatment far from home. In short, our money is helping save lives. Consider donating to our team and helping advance the cause.
How We Support the American Cancer Society
Of course we walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. And we solicit donations from family, friends, and other supporters. But we also schedule fundraisers in lead-up to the big event. Bake-sales, car washes, and countless other types of events. And we promote those on social media, through Facebook and Twitter, by word of mouth, and through flyers at work and around the neighborhood. The success of fundraising events depends on two things - hard work and getting the word out. And we're out to do both. Keep an eye out for our fundraising events.
Join us. Donate today. Or walk with us.
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