The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the largest arthritis gathering in the world, celebrating our warriors, raising funds for research, resources and a cure. Much more than just a walk event, it’s something even bigger than arthritis itself. It is easy to join the movement and get started fundraising!
- Register for the Walk to Cure Arthritis, and a fundraising webpage will be created just for you.
- Form a team to engage others to join the movement to create a world free from Arthritis pain. A team is a great way to connect a group of co-workers, friends, family members or anyone who wants to make a difference.
- Start off on the right track by making a donation to yourself!
- If you've already registered, log in to your Participant Center and ask at least 5 friends to donate and/or join the movement!
In the Participant Center, you can:
- Personalize your fundraising page
- Email your friends and family
- Share your passion for a cure with social media
- Watch your fundraising progress grow
The #1 reason people give is because someone asks. You raise money when you ask for it—so be sure to ask everyone you know!
ASK PERSONALLY Share your own story, not just statistics. Connect with your donors on a personal level by sharing why you are participating.
ASK EVERYONE And we mean everyone! Your neighbors, classmates, colleagues, clients, grocer, hair dresser – everyone you know or come across.
ASK BIG If you ask someone for $100, you might get $100, or maybe you’ll get $75 or $50. Set the bar high and raise as much as you can.
ASK CONFIDENTLY You’re not asking for money for yourself. You’re asking to help find new and better treatments – and a cure for arthritis.
More Fundraising Resources
- Team Captain Guide – a great resource to help you recruit team members and work with them to achieve success
- Fundraising Guide – more ideas and tools to help take your fundraising campaign to the next level
- Matching gifts – As a benefit to employees, many companies increase the impact of their employees’ gifts to Arthritis Foundation by providing matching contributions. Most corporations provide a 1:1 match; while some elect to provide a greater matching amount to further encourage and leverage their employees’ philanthropy.
- Looking for more downloadable resources? Visit the Volunteer Resource Center.