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Frequently Asked Questions 

DONATIONS

Where will the proceeds go?
All of the proceeds from Walk Run for the Health of Our Community support the Cobequid Community Health Centre Foundation.  The 2017 event will provide the funding needed to continue to grow and strengthen the services provided in our Emergency Department.

Are donations tax deductible?
Yes. Donors who pledge $10 or more will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes from the CHC Foundation Charitable Business No. 89845-4350 RR0002. Online donations will be acknowledged immediately with response email and attached receipt.

 

Can I make a donation using cash or a personal cheque?
Yes to make a donation using cash or personal cheque please select the participant you want to support.  At the bottom of their personal page you will see a link to print out a donation form that you fill out manually. Then drop off or mail the completed form, along with your donation to:

Cobequid Health Centre Foundation - Attn: Walk Run
40 Freer Lane, Lwr Sackville NS B4C 0A2

Who to make cheque(s) payable to?
Please make your cheque payable to Cobequid Foundation.

 

How do I find a friend, family member or colleague to sponsor?
If you want to make a donation in support of a friend, family member or colleague who is participating in a Walk Run for the Health of Our Community.  Click Here or click on the Sponsor Participant button on the top of the home page.

 

What is the Charitable Business Number?
Charitable Business Number is 89845-4350 RR0002.

 

REGISTRATION

 

What am I committing to when I register as a Participant?
Registering as a participant in a Walk Run for the Health of Our Community means you are making the organizers and yourself a promise.

 

Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee.  However, participants must raise a minimum of $50 in donations in order to participate (18 yrs & older),
Youth 6-17 yrs old must raise a minimum of $25 in order to participate and Children 5 yrs & under - free with a participating family member.

 

Can I register now and form a team later? 
Yes.  As part of the registration process, you choose a username and password.  That means later, you can login to make edits to your personal fundraising page and account including adding yourself to a team/group or becoming a team captain.

 

How do I join a team or start my own team after I've registered as an individual?
Log into your Walk Run Head Quarters (MY HQ).
  • Click "Edit My Profile" (under My To Do List on the Right Hand Side)
  • Scroll down to the Event Information section (near the bottom of the page)
  • Select join a team or start my own team.
  • Once complete, click the Update button to complete the change.

  • Can I personalize the link to my Walk Run web page?

    When you register for a Walk Run for the Health of Our Community you will be given the opportunity to create a personalized link for your personal web page.  However, this cannot be edited after you are registered.

     

    Can I change my team/group name?

  • Yes, the Team/Group Captain can change the team/group name as follows:

    Log into your Head Quarters (HQ)

  • Click on "Edit My Profile" (on the right hand side under My To Do List)
  • Click the "Update" button to save changes

      Can I email my Team Members through the Walk Run website?
      Yes, team captains can email their team members through the website as follows:

    • Log in to "My HQ" on the website
    • In the "Team Statistics" box on the right hand side of the screen, select "Send an email to your team".
    • click on "Address Book"
    • In the "View By" drop down menu, select "All Team Members"
    • Select all of your teammates and click "Send email to selected contacts"
    • If you desire, enter a salutation in the Salutation pop-up box (Dear, hello, etc.).  The next box will automatically enter each person's name to personalize the email.
    • Click "Save"
    • Enter the body of your email and click 

      FUNDRAISING 

      Is there a minimum I have to raise?
      Yes, the minimum a participant has to raise is $50 for Adults and $25 for Youth 6 to 17 in order to be eligible for a Tote Bag, BBQ and a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

      What if participants don't raise the minimum amount $50?
       
      If a participant does not raise the $50 minimum then they would not be entitled to receive a Tote bag, BBQ or a chance at winning some fantastic prizes.

      Can we raise money as a team or only as individuals?
      Money can be raised individually or as a team. 

      How do we turn in funds raised through team/group fundraising?
      As per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines, funds raised through team/group fundraising activities such as bake sales, auctions or like events are not tax receiptable and therefore should not be entered online. Please call (902) 869-6128 or email heather.harris@nshealth.ca for more information about how to enter these type of donations.

      How do I ensure my donors receive income tax receipts?
      Donors who pledge $10 or more will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes from the Cobequid Community Health Centre Foundation (Charitable Business No. 89845-4350 RR0002).

      Strongly encourage your donors to pledge you through the Walk Run website.  It is safe and secure. If your donors support you with a cash or cheque donation, consider using your credit card to process these donations.  You can pay yourself back right away with the funds received and if the donor wants an income tax receipt, simply fill out the donor section of the online form with their info and the billing section with your info.  Otherwise, please complete a pledge sheet in full for every cash or cheque donation you receive.  This is a must if the donor wants an income tax receipt.  Please visit the CHC Foundation office, 40 Freer Lane, Lwr Sackville to pick up your pledge sheet.

      How do I turn in cash/cheques donations?

    • Strongly encourage donors to pledge through the Walk Run website; it is safe and secure.  They can choose to display their name and donation amount on your page, or not, and it's a lot easier for them, you and us.
    • If you receive cash or cheque donations, consider using your credit card to process these donations.  You can pay yourself back right away with the funds received and if the donor wants an income tax receipt, simply fill out the donor section of the online form with their info and the billing section with your info.
    • Otherwise, please complete a pledge sheet in full for every cash or cheque donation you receive.  This is a must if the donor wants an income tax receipt.
    • Please visit the CHC Foundation office, 40 Freer Lane, Lwr Sackville NS to pick up your pledge sheet.
    • You may drop off your cash and cheque donations periodically to the CHC Foundation office, 40 Freer Lane, Lwr Sackville NS.
    • October 10, 2017 is the deadline for donation drop offs. All other donations must be brought with you the day of the event, Sunday, October 16, 2017.
    • Be sure all donations are clearly marked as belonging to your participant account. 

      How do I see a list of donors who have supported me?
      The best way to see the list of your donors would be as follows:

    • Log into your Head Quarters (My HQ)
    • Click the "Reports" tab at the top  
    • Click donation report (at the top just below the "Reports" tab)

    • Can I add the link to my personal donation page to my Facebook status?
       Yes, Simply follow these instructions:

      • Log into your Head Quarters (My HQ)
      • Click the "Email" Tab
      • Click "Facebook" (in small font in the header just below the email tab)
      • Click "Connect with Facebook"
      • A new pop-up window will appear, Click, "Connect with Facebook"
      • Log in to your Facebook account (if you are already logged in you may be brought to the next step automatically)
      • A suggested status including the URL to your personal donation page will appear
      • Once satisfied with the message you want to appear in your status, click "Update your Status".

      Can I sell merchandise with the Walk Run Logo on it?
      Unfortunately, the potential for product liability issues and the requirements for licensing the Walk Run official logo prevent us from permitting its use on any materials destined for sale.

       

      EVENT DAY

       

      Are you providing food?
      Of course! A BBQ will follow after all participants are finished the Walk Run route.
       

       

      What happens if the event is cancelled due to weather?
      The event will proceed rain or shine. Because supporting the health centre remains the most important thing, all donations and registration fees processed are non-refundable and non-transferable even if the registrant does not participate. 

      VOLUNTEER

       

      How do I register to be an event volunteer for a Walk Run?
      Complete the volunteer registration by clicking the Volunteer registration link found in the WalkRun home page.  Once you have completed this form the Volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you within 2-4 business days. 

       

      If you have any further questions or concerns please contact Heather Harris at CHCF office (902) 869-6128 or email heather.harris@nshealth.ca

       

      We welcome and value your feedback.  We will make every attempt to respond to your inquiry within three business days.

       

      Thank you for supporting Walk Run!

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