About VIRTUAL Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida
Should I Walk-N-Roll a particular distance?
Our in-person events generally follow a one-mile, wheelchair-accessible route. You're welcome to walk or roll more or less, or celebrate with a different activity all together!
At what time does the Walk-N-Roll start?
We'll be celebrating online all day. Our day-of calendar of livestream events will be released in September. Registered participants will receive the schedule of "Ask the Expert" sessions, activity sessions, and more.
Is the Walk-N-Roll timed?
No, the Walk-N-Roll is not a timed event, and we will not collect your mileage. We encourage you to take your time celebrating with your activity of choice!
I may not make it to the Walk-N-Roll livestream events when they kick off. Can I arrive late?
You are welcome to come and go as you please. Be sure to check out our event schedule of livestreamed events (to be released in September) so you can be sure to catch those that most interest you!
Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee. All participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $150 to receive this year's official Walk-N-Roll t-shirt. All donations, no matter how big or small, support many important SBA programs advancing research, education, advocacy, and support. Check out all available fundraising prizes HERE!
How do I get t-shirt on the day of the Walk-N-Roll?
All individuals who raise $150 or more will earn a commemorative 2021 Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida t-shirt. You must hit this threshold by end of day on 10/2 to qualify. We will distribute shirts and other incentive prizes at a socially-distanced pickup location (details TBA) after event date. Please note that t-shirts and other "individual incentives" are based on individual fundraising, not team fundraising. Check out the full list of available fundraising prizes HERE!
How will I collect my prizes?
To reduce costs and ensure that more dollars are directed to the mission of the Spina Bifida Association, t-shirts and other fundraising prizes will only be available on the designated pickup day and will not be mailed. You may, however, send a designated friend or family member to pick up your prizes for you.
What happens if it rains on the day of the Walk-N-Roll?
Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is held on the date scheduled "rain or shine". If it's raining in your area on the day of the event, bring the party inside -- need ideas? Just ask your event manager!
Is my information secure?
Yes. SBA and our fundraising platform provider make every effort to protect your information. We use industry standard SSL-encryption techniques to make sure that your credit card information, passwords and personal information travel securely over the Internet.
Should I start a team or join as an individual?
Both teams and individuals are encouraged to attend! . If you are attending alone, please register as an individual. You do not have to have a team to join us for this fun-filled day! If you have a friend or family member joining you, please start a team. Check out our 2021 Team Captain Guide to be the best Team Leader you can be.
I forgot my username and password. How do I retrieve them?
Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. When logging into your account click the link “Forgot Password?”. You’ll receive an email a link to reset your password. If you continue to have trouble, please reach out to the event director listed on your event's home page. Can't find your local event director? Contact National Director of Chapter Development and Walks, Kristi Wass, at [email protected].
Should I register my kids?
Yes, please register EVERYONE who will attend (even toddlers in strollers). We want to know just how many people we're celebrating World Spina Bifida Day with! These numbers also impact our decision-making on future programming, so by registering your entire family, you're sharing with us that you'd like for us to continue providing services and hosting events in your area!
I want to participate but I live too far away from a Walk-N-Roll event. How can I get involved?
The great news about this virtual-style event is that everyone can participate from anywhere! If there is no Chapter or community group near you, we welcome you to show your support by joining our DIY Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida program! Learn more here.
I have a family member who wants to join my team but may not be able to attend the event. Can they still join my team?
Yes, family members can still support you by joining your team and fundraising as a team member even if they are unable to "attend."
Can I start a team with 2 people?
Sure! Teams of any size are welcome. There is no minimum number of participants required to start a team.
Is there a fee to participate?
This is our largest annual fundraising event. While there is no fee to attend, we ask each person to reach out to their friends and family for fundraising support. We encourage every team member to fundraise at least $150 to help SBA live our mission of building a better and brighter future for all those impacted by Spina Bifida. We have an awesome lineup of fundraising prizes this year (check out the list HERE). We also help make fundraising easier by providing you with the tools and materials you need to ensure success in building your fundraising team. See the available resources located under the "Resource" tab in your Fundraiser Portal.
When is the cut-off to register or join a team?
You can register online up to the day before the event. Please have everyone register as early as possible to give us a good headcount so that we can plan for a better event for all.
If I am registered, do I need to do anything else to be pre-registered?
No, if you already registered online, you are all set.
What is a personal fundraising page?
A personal fundraising page is an online promotional tool for you to use when asking your family and friends to join your team or support your fundraising efforts by making a donation. Once you register online, a personal fundraising page will be automatically created for you. You have the option to personalize this page by logging in and making changes on the Fundraiser Portal. You can customize images, text, and the style/layout of the page. Please see the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida Online Fundraising Guide for additional details.
A personal fundraising page was automatically created for me; do I have to edit it?
Once you sign up for the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida, a personal fundraising page will automatically be created for you. If you are a Team Captain a team page will also automatically be created for you. We encourage you to personalize your page! A compelling personal page attracts and engages supporters. While you can spread the word using customized email solicitations, your personal page is a great place to show your creative expression, tell your story, and talk about your commitment to Spina Bifida and SBA.
How do I change my personal fundraising goal?
Please check out our Walk-N-Roll Fundraising Guide HERE.
How do I change my team name or team goal?
Log-in to your account using your email and password. You are now in your Fundraiser Portal. Click on the "Your Team's Fundraising" tab. Then select Edit Your Team Page. Here you can make edits to photos videos and text.
How can I see who is on my team?
Log into your account using your email and password. You are now in your Fundraiser Portal. Click on the "Your Team's Fundraising" tab. Then select "View Your Team" on the right side of the page.
Can I enter donations received via check to my webpage?
Yes, send us your donations with THIS form and please follow the directions below:
- Go to your event page (for example www.sbevents.org/event/wnrmichigan)
- Log into your account using your email and password
- Once in your Fundraiser Portal select the "Donations" tab
- Select "Add Offline Donation"
- Enter all appropriate donation information
- Click the "Add Donation" button
- This offline donation now shows up on your fundraising thermometer!
For more information please contact your local Walk Director.
What if people want to give me a cash donation?
It is safest and best for record-keeping that you convert all cash received to checks or money orders. If you are able, the safest option is to send a personal check covering the full amount to the Spina Bifida Association along with a donation FORM detailing each donor's information. Once we've received the checks or money order from you, we'll credit your page & thank your friends and family for their generosity.
What if my donors don't want to donate online?
You can always have your donors mail their donations to you and then complete and turn in the necessary paperwork. If you have multiple offline donations, use this form and bring it to the walk or mail into the national office for processing.
How long will it take before the checks I mailed appear on my page?
Please allow four weeks for your donations to be deposited, processed, and posted to your web page.
How can I see who has donated to me or who on my team has received donations?
Please check out our Walk-N-Roll Online Fundraising Guide here.
Can I continue to collect donations after the event? Where do I send the checks?
Absolutely! Please click on the "Resources" tab in your Fundraiser Portal for the appropriate paperwork to complete and mailing address.
Will the money turned in by mail appear on my web page and donation report?
Yes. If the corresponding donation forms were filled out and submitted along with your donations, you should see your fundraising efforts reflected on your web page and donation report within four weeks of receipt.
I turned in all of my donations more than one month ago but am still waiting for the checks to be processed. What should I do?
All donations to SBA should be deposited, processed, and posted to your webpage within four weeks of receipt. If a month or more has passed and you still do not see your donations on your web page, please contact Kristi Wass, National Walk Director, at [email protected].
Where do I get donation forms?
Donation forms can be accessed by clicking HERE or within your Fundraiser Portal under the "Resources" tab.
Can I enter check donations to my web page?
Yes. They will appear as pending offline donations. Please submit the corresponding donation forms with checks so you will be credited for your fundraising efforts. Once processed, the donation will show on your webpage. Please send all donations directly to:
Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida
1600 Wilson Blvd. Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22209
Are donations tax-deductible?
Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The Spina Bifida Association is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Our tax ID number is 58-1342181.
Who should checks be made payable to?
All checks and money orders should be payable to the Spina Bifida Association.
How will my donation to Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida appear on my credit card statement?
It will be listed as a donation to the Spina Bifida Association.
Are there any fees in addition to the donation amount?
When checking out online a donors have the option to cover the cost of transaction fees of their online donation. If the donor chooses not to cover the 8% transaction fees, then no additional fees will be incurred by the donor. For example if the donor wants to donate $100.00 and not cover the 8% transaction fee, they will be charged $100.00. If a donor wants to donate $100 and also wants to cover the 8% transaction fees they will be charged $108. We encourage all donors to help cover the cost of accepting online donations by opting to cover the 8% transaction fees, allowing more funds to go directly towards the mission of the Spina Bifida Association.
How does the Spina Bifida Association use the donations?
Funds raised by the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida are used to support the mission of the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) in the local community. The mission of the SBA is to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and to support all those affected. To learn more, please visit www.spinabifidaassociation.org or your local chapter page.
I think my company matches. How do I get this started?
Every company handles its own matching gift program differently. Please contact your company's human resources department for instructions on how to double your fundraising efforts through matching gifts.
I don't know if my company does matching gifts. How do I find out?
Please contact your company's human resources department and inquire if they have a matching gift program.
Where do I send my matching gift form?
You can send your matching gift form to:
Spina Bifida Association
1600 Wilson Blvd. Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22209
I submitted a form for matching gifts but do not see the donation on my page. Where is it?
SBA cannot post a matching gift until the corporation involved approves it and the donation is received. Unfortunately, corporations match gifts on a different timetable during the year. If you have questions regarding your matching gift, please contact your company to see if the donation has indeed been matched. If it has, please contact Kristi Wass, National Walk Director, at [email protected], and we will do everything we can to ensure that the donation appears on your page.