Do you have to ride or walk for 24 hours or have a team member on the loop at all times?
There are no rules about how much you have to be on the course. Some people ride or walk just a few laps, while others stay on the course the entire time. Most people set goals somewhere in between. How far you want to ride or walk is up to you and how far your inspiration takes you!
How many riders or walkers are on a team?
All it takes is you and one other person, but the sky is the limit! The more people you recruit, the more fun it makes your event experience!
I hear there’s a camp ground to sleep overnight?
Yes! Join us in Bootyville, or what others call our 24 Hub, throughout our 24 hour event. It’s a great opportunity to pitch a tent, decorate it and join in the festivities of live entertainment and community. Don’t have a tent? No problem! You can rent one from 24 Foundation. Sleeping overnight, or even camping, isn’t required but encouraged through fun activities provided and prizes given to the most creative tent! While some people prefer a hotel or their bed at home, many set up a tent in our designated camping area and stay the full 24 hours.
What happens if a 24 Foundation event is cancelled?
Safety is our first priority. While our events typically occur rain or shine, in the rare event of extreme weather or circumstances beyond our control, the venues we use and the municipalities wherein the venues are located determine policies relating to the cancellation of an event. Any cancelled event will not be rescheduled due to the complex nature of 24 Foundation events. Refunds will not be offered and your registration fee will be used as a donation to 24 Foundation. Donations are also nonrefundable.
Can we fundraise as a team?
Team fundraisers are a great way to raise money in a fun way, and often much easier, but are not required. While most teams enjoy setting goals, each member of your team is responsible for reaching the fundraising minimum. Check out the fundraising page for tips and resources on how to fundraise.
Why is there a fundraising minimum?
The main goal of our event is to raise funds to support our beneficiaries and local cancer charities. Your fundraising will support our efforts to make an immediate impact on the lives of people affected by cancer, and our vision of providing cancer navigation and survivorship for all.
What is the fundraising requirement for each individual?
Participant fundraising minimums varies by each event location and registration type. Click here for fundraising requirements.
*Fundraising minimums must be met by each individual by event day in order to pick of their packet and bib number.
How can I send someone my personal fundraising page?
Every email sent from your Participant Center will include a link to your personal fundraising page. You can also direct potential donors to our website, where they can find your page by clicking “donate” and searching for your name. You can also use the old-fashioned way of mailing letters that include your personalized fundraising page hyperlink. Need help with that? Click here to email our Fundraising Team!
Are registration fees tax deductible?
While all of your fundraising and donations are tax deductible, registration fees do not qualify. Our charitable FIN number is 20-3768277.
What if I register, but am unable to participate?
If you find out you are unable to participate, please notify the 24 Foundation office as soon as possible. Donations and registration fees are nonrefundable, but you can transfer your registration to another person.
What if my personal fundraising web page does not reflect all of the donations?
Any donations made online should be posted immediately. If you’ve mailed in donations, please allow 2 weeks for processing. If you feel there is a problem, contact us to let us know!
Do all donors receive a receipt?
Anyone who contributes online will receive a receipt immediately if the donor’s email is included in the process. For donations of $100 or more that are emailed in, we will mail a letter thanking the donor and include a receipt. If you need another receipt, or didn’t receive yours, please let us know.
Do corporate matching funds count toward my fundraising?
YES! Verified corporate matching funds all count towards meeting fundraising award levels. So, kiss your boss next time you see him or her. On second thought, just thank them. A handshake will do. Unsure if your company matches, ask! You can also click here to see our list of Matching Gift companies and ask your friends who work at these companies to contribute to your fundraising efforts! If you have questions about matching gifts and it counting towards your fundraising, email us.
Who should checks be made out to? Can I give a cash donation?
Please make all checks payable to 24 Foundation along with a donation form. We cannot accept cash donations through the mail. Cash donations are accepted in person at our office or on-site at packet pickup.