Join the Movement!
The Fibromyalgia Care Society of America hosts special events in the community that serve to raise funds for our program services while also raising awareness in the community and bringing together people living with fibromyalgia, family members and medical professionals. All donations go directly to The Fibromyalgia Care Society of America, Inc and will be earmarked for their Center of Excellence Program.
Although, this year we are not able to come together as a community, we encourage everyone to join, raise awareness and go out and walk, jog or run in your local park (while abiding by the restrictions and regulations of your local government). This past year has been difficult; nonetheless, we have stood the test of time in true warrior fashion and that alone deserves a victory lap.
We look forward to seeing your pictures, videos and testimonials. Please share them on your fundraising page and/or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to see the lovely faces that make up our community of warriors.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE?In a virtual race, participants sign up for a specific distance that they will run or walk. Unlike a traditional race, the distance can be completed from anywhere throughout Fibromyalgia Awareness Month. Participants time themselves, and can post their results online via their fundraising pages.
For the Caterpillar Walk/Run benefitting The Fibromyalgia Care Society of America, Inc. you select the distance and choose whether to walk or run.
All registrants will receive:
A Caterpillar Walk Shirt
A Caterpillar Walk Medal *
A Nothing Can Stop Us Printable Bib
As a special Thanks, anyone who creates a fundraising team will receive a Limited Edition Caterpillar Walk Face Mask at no cost. *The first 200 registrants will receive a Finisher's Medal - This page will be updated if/when the Finisher's Medal is no longer available.
HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR VIRTUAL RACE?
Register by clicking the button above
Complete a 1k, 5k, 10k run/walk during the Fibromyalgia Awareness Month--May 1st-May 31st, 2021
Share your accomplishment via your registration page by posting your time (optional)
Celebrate your victory by sharing on social media #CaterpillarWalk (we would love to repost your pictures)
Follow and post on our Caterpillar Walk FB Page to share and celebrate with others.
TOP 5 FUNDRAISERS
The top 5 fundraising team leaders will be acknowledged during our Fibromyalia Awareness Day FB Live Dance Party. A Caterpillar Walk award will be mailed to them via USPS.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)?
Can I join as an individual?
You most certainly can, there is no requirement to join as a team. Every single registrant is one more person making fibromyalgia visible!
Am I required to fundraise?
There is no fundraising requirement or minimum's set. However, we encourage you to reach out to friends and family and ask for their support. The FCSA is a nonprofit organization under section 501c 3 of the IRS. 100% of their donation is tax- deductible. We do not currently receive local, state or federal funding and rely solely on donations to help people living with fibromyalgia.
When will I receive my Caterpillar Walk Swag?
All swag will be mailed on Friday via USPS 2-3day service.
Do all team members have to walk/run together?
No, that is the great thing about virtual runs/walks, they can be done at your pace, time and convenience. However, please check with your team captain as some of us are planning on meeting up on specific dates and times at a local park.
How much of my registrant fees and donations go to the Fibromyalgia Care Society of America, Inc?
100 % of registrant fees and donations minus firstgiving and swag costs benefits the FCSA.