Get your questions answered about RESOLVE’s Virtual Walk of Hope. Learn more about how to participate and raise money for RESOLVE’s mission. 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 a message with the subject line “Claim your fundraising page and MoveSpring Invitation.” 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! You will also find the organization code to join us in the MoveSpring app.

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 personal donation and setting a minimum $250 fundraising goal. Participants that raise $250+ can claim a VIP Swag Bag and more. Find the fundraising prizes here.

HOW ARE DONATIONS MADE?

Donations can be submitted online with a credit card.

Offline 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?

Participants who raised a minimum $50 before March 31st can claim their Walk of Hope t-shirt by emailing info@resolve.org.

Fundraisers can raise $250 to earn a VIP Swag Bag which includes a t-shirt, tote bag, and commemorative photo frame. See the fundraising prizes here. 

Disclaimer: (1) one t-shirt per participant while supply lasts; limited supply, no special size orders, no returns or exchanges.

CAN I FUNDRAISE AFTER CELEBRATION WEEK IN OCTOBER?

Yes, any funds submitted after Celebration Week (October 11 – 17) are still accepted. T-shirts are included in the VIP Swag bag when participants raise a minimum of $250. T-shirts and fundraising prizes are available while supplies last. See the fundraising prizes here. 

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 your personal fundraising page and is a great fundraising tool. Contact us at info@resolve.org or 703-556-7172.

Guide on how to get started on MoveSpring.

CAN I EARN ANY REWARDS FOR FUNDRAISING?

Yes! When you fundraise for the Virtual 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.

Fundraisers will receive a VIP Swag Bag when they raise $250. The more you raise, the more fundraising prizes you receive.

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 a 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 Virtual 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.

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 event. The Walks are led, planned, and executed by volunteers who bring their communities together to raise awareness and funds RESOLVE’s programs and services.

Find a Virtual DIY Walk here.

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?

Yes. Registering online gives you access to our virtual activity app, MoveSpring, and a number of great fundraising tools.

IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE?

The Virtual Walk of Hope does not require a registration fee. However, the best way to show your support is by fundraising. Set a minimum fundraising goal of $250 for a chance to win a VIP Swag Bag. See the fundraising prizes here. 

WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?

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

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

Yes, you can register as an individual.

HOW CAN I JOIN A TEAM?

Make sure you are registering in the correct location, select join a team, and search by team name.

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 Guide (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 services to the community through the Virtual Walk of Hope.

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

Not sure which level is right for you? Call RESOLVE’s 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.

Contact Simmy Bookal at (703)506-7172 or email sbookal@resolve.org to discuss opportunities to support the Virtual Walk of Hope.

VIRTUAL WALK OF HOPE 

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL WALK OF HOPE?

When you register for RESOLVE’s Virtual Walk of Hope, through September 8 – October 17, you gain access to fundraising tools and the activity tracking app, MoveSpring. In the app, join the, “Going the Distance for the 1 in 8” challenge and help us reach our 180,000-mile goal in honor of the 1 in 8 affected by infertility and for those trying to build their family.

If your usual in-person Walk of Hope was postponed and canceled, you can still support and participate in the Walk virtually. There is also a nationwide team, Anywhere USA, for participants not associated with a specific Virtual Walk Signature location.

WHAT IS MOVESPRING?

MoveSpring is a fun, easy-to-use step and activity challenge platform accessible via an app or desktop computer. MoveSpring offers a fun way for Virtual Walk of Hope participants to track their steps or miles virtually and compete for prizes. Once you register, you will receive the next steps to personalize your fundraising page and an access “org. code” to join in on the activity challenges. Join our “Going the Distance for the 1 in 8”  challenge for the 1 in 8 affected by infertility and trying to build their family by helping us reach our 180,000-mile goal.

Getting started with MoveSpring:
•   What is an org code?
•   How do I set up a MoveSpring account
•   What Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches Can Play? 
•   How to Use Manual Entry to Add your Activity in the Mobile App

WHAT IS CELEBRATION WEEK?

To culminate the Virtual Walk of Hope through September and October, Celebration Week will be hosted, October 11 – 17, on the Virtual Walk of Hope Facebook group, and on Instagram (@resolveorg). During Celebration Week, we will share personal statements from volunteers, recognize our sponsors, and celebrate the efforts of our top fundraisers and our most engaged virtual participants. Some Walks will feature special giveaways or activities that are specific to their local community.

CELEBRATION WEEK TIMELINE (OCTOBER 11 – 17)

Walk Location Date Time (1 Hour max)
Kick-Off Celebration Week Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 Throughout the day
Dallas Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST
Chicagoland Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 PM CST
Colorado Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 12:00 – 1:00 PM MST
Northern California Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 PM PST
New England Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Celebration Week Closing
Ceremony, Washington DC (Virginia and Maryland) and Anywhere USA
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Week at a Glance Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 Throughout the day
Keep Moving Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 Throughout the day

Social Media
CAN I FOLLOW THE WALK OF HOPE ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

Yes. We have a Walk of Hope Facebook group that you can follow for Virtual Walk updates. You can also follow RESOLVE on Instagram, @resolveorg.

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