How do I find my way around makingstrideswalk.org?
We've organized our site into 3 main navigation sections and a home page; all accessible from the global navigation bar at the top of every page. You can always get back to the home page as well by clicking the American Cancer Society logo in the top center of any page. The "Site Map" link on the footer gives a good "at-a-glance" overview of the site's contents.
Once you have registered for an event and signed in, you’ll then have access to your dashboard, event page, and personal page as well.
How can I share information on my screen?
On the right side of every page is a floating share bar. It’s called floating because it moves with the screen so you are never without it. You can email, post to Facebook, Twitter or Google+, and print from this menu.
What web browser do I need to use this website?
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We're here to answer any questions you might have about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, but if you have a question that is not answered below, please let us know. Call us anytime at 1-800-227-2345.
Who can participate in Making Strides events?
Anyone! The success of our events depends on passionate individuals who commit to raising funds, generous donors who support our participants, and dedicated corporate and community sponsors. You can walk as an individual or as part of a team. Teams can be comprised of friends, families, neighbors, classmates, and coworkers. Organizations or businesses can also coordinate and sponsor teams of walkers.
Note: Wheelchair participants should contact their local American Cancer Society office prior to the event for additional information.
How can you help us fight to end breast cancer?
- Start a team and gather a group of any size to walk with you and raise funds. Get a team leader kit here.
- Fundraising! It’s surprisingly easy. Usually just asking someone to support you is all it takes. Simply send an email and ask for donations.
- Support a Making Strides walker with a generous, tax-deductible donation.
- Double your fundraising dollars through a matching gift. Ask your company's human resources department for more details.
- Volunteer your time and talent at the event or get involved with one of the Society's patient support programs in your community. Visit the volunteer section to learn more or call 1-800-227-6446 and join the American Cancer Society volunteer family today.
- Become a sponsor for the event. Search for your local event to learn more.
- Fight back by becoming an ACS CAN volunteer advocate and let your voice be heard. Learn how you can take action with ACS CAN.
- Help others - and yourself - stay well by learning and following the American Cancer Society's breast cancer early detection guidelines.
How much money does the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk raise for the American Cancer Society?
Since 1993, more than 13 million walkers across the United States have raised more than $810 million to save lives from breast cancer through Making Strides events. In 2016 alone, 1.4 million walkers across the country raised more than $60 million to help save lives from breast cancer.
What happens with the money raised from Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events?
Money raised through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events helps fund the mission of the American Cancer Society: to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
- Investing in innovative breast cancer research to better understand, prevent, find, and treat the disease.
- Providing free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer in every community, when and where they need it. Helping people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early when it is most treatable.
- Supporting patients in recovery. If your friend is losing her hair because of chemotherapy, your mother needs a ride to treatment, or a loved one needs a place to stay while getting treatment away from home, we have trained, empathetic people waiting and willing to help, and programs to meet most needs. Learn more about breast cancer programs and services here.
How do I turn in the money I raise?
Most of the money is collected through our website or through our fundraising app, but you can turn in money at the event. If you have not finished collecting your donations by event day, or if you are unable to attend, send your contribution form and remaining donations to your local American Cancer Society office.
The American Cancer Society is fiscally responsible and accountable to our donors, supporters, and the thousands of patients and families we serve, as we lead the fight for a world without cancer. With your help, we're preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. Get answers to frequently asked questions about donating to the American Cancer Society.
Tax Related Questions
Are donations made to The American Cancer Society tax-deductible?
Yes, monetary donations to the American Cancer Society are tax-deductible including donations to events like Relay For Life or Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
What is the Society’s federal tax ID number?
Federal Tax ID number (also known as an EIN, Employer Identification Number) 13-1788491. American Cancer Society a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization.
Other Donation Questions
What is the address to mail my donation?
You can upload a check through our fundraising app or bring in donations to an office near you. Find an office near you.
Do you have a matching gift program?
Yes, we do have an Employer Matching Gift Program. You can also call us at 1-800-227-2345 for more information.
What is your refund policy?
Please contact us within 30 days from the date of your donation if you identify an error in the amount of payment or to report unauthorized usage of your credit or debit card. We are available to take you call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 1-800-226-2373.
Can I donate my hair?
The American Cancer Society is not able to accept hair donations; however, there are two organizations that we refer people to that can accept that type donation: Wigs for Kids and Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
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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