Form or Join A Team

Annual Support-A-Walk ~ Sunday, October 2, 2022

The Support-A-Walk is our most important annual fundraiser. We rely on YOUR donations to sustain our free breast, ovarian and gynecological cancer support services. We do NOT receive funds from Relay for Life, Making Strides, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, or any other national cancer group.

We ask anyone who participates in the Walk to donate whatever amount they can. EVERY donation makes a difference!

Walk With Us, Wherever You Are

Join us at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights, NY, or walk in your own community. Ask family and friends to join you, wherever they are.

Forming a Team is a great way to increase your fundraising potential.

Whether you are near or far, it’s simple to form a Walk Team. Just ask others to be part of your team and raise funds with you. Don’t forget to donate to your own Team. It’s a great way to get things started!

Note to our returning fundraisers: This year, we’ve switched to a new, user-friendly fundraising tool via Network For Good. When you’re ready to start your 2022 fundraising page, you’ll set up an account with Network for Good. It’s a simple process!

Frequently Asked Questions About Teams

A Team is a group of people who decide to work together to raise funds for the Support-A-Walk. They choose a Team name, then everyone on the Team seeks donations for the Team.

Each Team member reaches out to their own family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to ask them for donations for the Team.

A Team can have as many members as you’d like. If you don’t know anyone else who’s able to fundraise with you, you can be a Team of one!

No. You can raise funds for a Team even if you won't be able to walk with us!
There are 2 simple ways to ask for donations. Teams can do one or the other, or both:
  • ONLINE: Each Team member creates a personal fundraising page for the Team, then shares their page via email and social media, asking people to make a secure, online donation. Support Connection will tally the donations from all Team member pages for a Team total.
  • OFFLINE: Each Team member asks for donations via cash or checks. They put the Team name on this Collection Form and keep track of donations they collect. Support Connection will tally the donations collected by all Team members for a Team total.

Choose a Team name. Decide if you want to start your Team online or offline:

START A TEAM ONLINE:

Important Notes: As you set up your page:
  • Choose “Individual” not “Organization.”
  • Put your TEAM NAME in the “Headline.” This way, your Team name will appear on your page.
  • (For step-by-step instructions on setting up a fundraising page, click here.)
GROW your online Team by asking family and friends to join and raise funds with you. Tell them your Team name, then tell them to:
Important notes: Tell your Team members when they set up their pages to:
  • Choose “Individual” not “Organization.”
  • Put the TEAM NAME in the "Headline." This way, the Team name will appear on their page.
START A TEAM OFFLINE:
  • Print this Collection Form. Put your Team name on it. Use it to collect cash or checks from family and friends.
  • Give blank copies of the Collection Form to family and friends.
  • Ask family and friends to gather donations for your Team. Make sure your Team name is on every form.

Find out the Team name. Then find out if the Team is raising funds online or offline.

Join an ONLINE Team:

Important notes: As you set up your page:
  • Choose “Individual” not “Organization.”
  • Put the TEAM NAME in the "Headline." This way, the Team name will appear on your page.
  • (For step-by-step instructions on setting up a fundraising page, click here.)
Join an OFFLINE Team:
  • Print this Collection Form for gathering cash and checks.
  • Ask family and friends to donate.
  • Write the Team name on the form and submit with your donations.

Each year’s Support-A-Walk is a separate or new event for fundraising purposes. So, any past fundraising page you had will no longer be active; you need to start a new one for this year.

But, you’re welcome to use the same Team name year after year.

Yes! It's simple:
  • Login in to your Network For Good account here.
  • Once you’re logged in, click “My Account” at the top of the page.
  • Where you see your fundraising page, click “View Fundraiser.”
  • When your page opens, at the top, click “Edit Page.”
  • Scroll down to “Primary call to action.” Delete the message and type in the Team name.
  • Scroll down and click “Save and Preview.”
Your Team name will now be on your fundraising page.

Plan a fun activity together: Remember: The first three letters of fundraising are FUN! It’s easy to increase your donation total with a fun event: a sporting event or tournament… a tag sale… a bake sale… the possibilities are endless! We’re happy to help with tips and ideas.

Tribute Message Signs: Tribute Messages are 20″ X 12″ signs we’ll display along the Walk path at FDR Park for thousands to see. They can celebrate or remember a loved one, or share a message of support from an individual or business. View a sample sign. Team members can purchase signs or ask others to do so. Order a Tribute Message sign.

Walk as a Team: If you can, make plans to walk together. You can join us at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights, NY, or walk in your own community. If you can't all be in the same place, you can all walk at the same time, wherever you are.

Create Team tee-shirts and a Team banner:  We invite you to create your OWN Walk tee shirts and a Team banner. Be as simple or creative as you'd like. Express your reasons for walking. It’s a wonderful opportunity to show your community and Team spirit!

Share photos of your Team: We want to see photos of your Team! If you have Team tee-shirts or a Team banner, we want to see those too! Send your photos to walk@supportconnection.org. If you share your photos on social media, tag Support Connection and use our hashtags #SupportAWalk2022 and #WalkWithUsWhereverYouAre

To donate online to a Team member:
  • Go to our 2022 Walk fundraising home page.
  • Scroll down to the bottom to view all the people who are fundraising for this campaign.
  • Look for the name of the Team member (fundraiser) you wish to donate to. The names will be listed alphabetically.
  • Click on their name, then donate to their page.
To donate by cash or check to a Team member:
  • Asking for Donations: If you’re not sure what to say, look at our sample email.
  • Matching Gifts: Many companies will match contributions made by their employees. This can double or even triple your donation! Ask your employer if they have a matching gift program. Support Connection, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.
  • Forms, Flyers and Other Materials: Displaying information about the Walk in your community or at your workplace or place of worship or is a great way to help spread the word. Let us know what you need and we’ll send it to you: walk@supportconnection.org, 914-962-6402.

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us: walk@supportconnection.org, 914-962-6402.