Get your questions answered about the RESOLVE Signature Walks of Hope. Find out how you can participate and raise money for RESOLVE. Use the links below to skip to different sections of this webpage:

FUNDRAISING

HOW DO I START FUNDRAISING ONCE I REGISTER?

In your email inbox, you should find two messages with the subject lines “Order Confirmation” and “Claim your fundraising page.” Click the link in the body of either email, create a password, and you’ll gain access to Classy, the online platform you’ll use to manage your fundraising!

Fundraising Toolkit (includes a Team Captain Guide) can be downloaded here.

IS THERE A FUNDRAISING MINIMUM?

No, but we encourage every participant to support RESOLVE by making a donation and fundraising. Participants must raise or donate a minimum of $50 to receive a signature Walk t-shirt on event day.

HOW ARE DONATIONS MADE?

Donations can be made via cash, check or, online with a credit card. All checks should be made payable to RESOLVE. Donations can also be submitted at the event, but they will not be counted towards online totals.

Donations can also be mailed to:

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102

Checks should be made out to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

DO YOU ACCEPT EMPLOYER-MATCHING DONATIONS?

Yes, talk to your human resources department to find out if your company participates in our matching gift program or find out if your employer has a matching gift program here. You can double or even triple your fundraising contribution to RESOLVE.

ARE DONATIONS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes, RESOLVE is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible. RESOLVE’s tax id is 23-7413696.

HOW DO I GET A WALK OF HOPE T-SHIRT?

Any participant who raises or donates $50 or more, on or before Walk Day, will receive an official Walk of Hope t-shirt. T-shirts can be picked up on event day at the Registration/Check-In tent only.

CAN I FUNDRAISE AFTER WALK DAY?

Yes, any funds submitted after Walk day are still accepted and although they won’t qualify you to receive a t-shirt, they still go toward RESOLVE’s services and programs.

WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE?

RESOLVE staff can assist you every step of the way with helpful fundraising resources, and any other support you may need. And your online Walk Participant Center, provided through Classy, is filled with great fundraising tools and resources to help you be successful. Contact us at walkofhopeinfo@resolve.org or 703-556-7172.

CAN I EARN ANY REWARDS FOR FUNDRAISING?

Yes! When you fundraise for the Walk of Hope, you help RESOLVE continue to improve the lives of those challenged in building their families through advocacy, programs, and services. To thank you for all your hard work, we offer some great fundraising rewards. Upon arriving at the event, you will receive your reward at the Check-in tent.

Fundraisers are required to raise a minimum of $50 to earn a Walk of Hope t-shirt. The more you raise, the more fundraising prizes you can choose from.

GENERAL

WHO IS RESOLVE: THE NATIONAL INFERTILITY ASSOCIATION?

Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has trouble conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. For more information, visit www.RESOLVE.org.

WHY DO WE WALK?

We walk as a community because we want EVERYONE who is struggling to build a family to have access to information, medical care, emotional support, and the family building option that is right for them.

The Walk of Hope is a fundraising event to benefit RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association’s mission to improve the lives of those challenged in building their family due to a medical condition or unexplained diagnosis that has caused infertility.

REAL PEOPLE. REAL STORIES.

Read what people have to say about struggling to build a family and the barriers that exist.

OTHER WAYS TO FUNDRAISE

WHAT IS A DIY WALK OF HOPE AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM A SIGNATURE WALK OF HOPE?

The DIY Walk of Hope program was created to give people who don’t have an existing Signature Walk of Hope in their area an opportunity to organize their own. The Walks are led, planned, and executed by volunteers who bring their communities together to raise awareness and funds RESOLVE’s programs and services.

I DON’T HAVE A WALK OF HOPE IN MY AREA. HOW CAN I START A DIY WALK OF HOPE?

To learn more about how to start a DIY Walk of Hope, please click here. You can also email info@resolve.org if you have a specific question about the program.

I WANT TO FUNDRAISE FOR RESOLVE BUT I AM NOT INTERESTED IN A WALK. WHAT ARE OTHER OPTIONS?

There are so many ways to get involved—including choosing from other RESOLVE fundraising events or creating your own unique fundraiser to support RESOLVE advocacy initiatives, programs, and services! Click here to read more about your different options.

REGISTRATION

DO I NEED TO REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes. Registering online gives you access to a number of great fundraising resources and lets us keep you updated on the latest event information. It also gives us an idea of how many people to expect at each Walk, so we can plan ahead for refreshments and volunteer staffing.

If you missed online registration, make sure to bring your completed event waiver and walker registration/donation form and collection envelope with any cash or check donations.

IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE?

The Walks of Hope don’t require a registration fee. However, the best way to show your support is by fundraising. Attendees must donate or raise a minimum of $50 to earn a signature event t-shirt.

WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?

All proceeds and donations benefit RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. For the Colorado and New England Walks of Hope, our partners such as RESOLVE New England and Colorado Fertility Advocates receive a portion of the funds through RESOLVE. With contributions from the Walk of Hope, RESOLVE will continue to provide needed support, education, and advocacy programs that impact local communities. Learn more about RESOLVE’s mission.

HOW DO I REGISTER MY FAMILY?

When you register, start a team to register multiple individuals including children. Adults can use their email address to register their child/children.

All individuals that do not fall under the child registration category will need to register themselves with their own unique email addresses.

CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE WALK OF HOPE IF I’M NOT ON A TEAM?

Yes, you can choose to walk and fundraise individually. But walking with friends, family, or co-workers can make the Walk more enjoyable and rally even more support for the family building community.

HOW CAN I JOIN A TEAM?

When you register, you can choose to join an existing team or create your own by registering as a team captain.

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF TEAM CAPTAIN?

Team captains recruit other walkers and inspire them to raise money for RESOLVE’s programs and services. You serve as a leader, set your team’s fundraising goal, help your team members meet it—and have a lot of fun along the way. Our registration platform, Classy, provides tools, tips, and other resources to help you build a successful team.

Fundraising Toolkit (includes a Team Captain Guide) can be downloaded here.

WHAT ARE THE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES?

Four sponsorship levels (Presenting, Champion, Hope, and Community) are available to promote your brand and showcase new products or a service to the community at the RESOLVE Walks of Hope.

Sponsorship opportunities are different for the New England Walk of Hope. Here is the sponsorship form for the 2020 New England Walk of Hope.

Not sure which level is right for you? Call the National Walk of Hope Manager, Simmy Bookal at (703)506-7172 or email sbookal@resolve.org. Let’s discuss your goals!

HOW DO I BECOME AN IN-KIND SPONSOR AT A WALK OF HOPE?

An in-kind sponsorship is a type of sponsorship where the sponsor agrees to provide goods or services (value in-kind) instead of cash as part of a sponsorship agreement.

Call the National Walk of Hope Manager, Simmy Bookal at (703)506-7172 or email sbookal@resolve.org to discuss opportunities for your local Walk of Hope.

WALK DAY

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THE WALK OF HOPE?

At the Walk of Hope, participants are provided with ways to advocate for themselves and others, explore self-care and personal growth while on the family building journey, and it’s an engaging opportunity for friends, family, professionals, and those who have resolved to support those who are currently making life-changing decisions about their family building journeys.

The Walk of Hope includes attendee check-in and registration, a welcome ceremony, special recognition of teams and top fundraisers, raffle/silent auction (varies per Walk), activities for all ages (varies per Walk), an approx. 1-mile walk, and a meet and greet with local vendors and event sponsors. Light refreshments such as bottled water and pre-packaged snacks are provided to attendees.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING THE DAY OF THE WALK?

This is an outdoor event so come prepared with supplies to protect you from the elements such as a hat and sunscreen.

If you missed online registration, make sure to bring a print out of your completed and signed event registration form and waiver to expedite your participation at the event. Donations will be accepted on-site at registration.

Submit donations to:

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300,
McLean, VA 22102

Checks should be made out to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER?

We could not host the signature Walks of Hope without our amazing volunteers! We have options for individuals, families, and groups. Sign up to be a volunteer!

For general questions, contact the National Walk of Hope Manager, Simmy Bookal at sbookal@resolve.org.

HOW LONG IS THE WALK ROUTE?

Most Walks of Hope are 1 mile long. You can find the details on your Walk’s event page.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Dress casually and wear comfortable shoes, but make sure to check the weather beforehand so you can dress appropriately.

WHAT IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER?

Most RESOLVE Walks of Hope take place rain or shine, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly in the case of inclement weather.

Social Media

CAN I FOLLOW THE WALK OF HOPE ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

Yes. We have a Walk of Hope Facebook page that you can follow for Signature Walk updates. Each Walk is listed as an event on the Facebook page.

TAG US!

Tag us on Facebook: @walkofhoperesolve or @resolveinfertilityorg
Tag us on Instagram or Twitter: @resolveorg
Hashtag: #walkofhope

PROMOTE THE WALK!

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For the New England Walk benefiting RESOLVE and RESOLVE New England:
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