Frequently Asked Questions

Registration
Online Tools (forgot your password?)
Personal Web Page
Teams
Event Day Information
Donations
Other Ways to Get Involved
General

Registration

How do I register?
To register online, go to HopeHealthCo.org/walk. If you don’t want to register online, contact (508) 957-0282 or email Walk@HopeHealthCo.org.

You can also register on the day of the walk at our on-site registration table.

How much is registration?
Free. The HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s is a pledge-based fundraising event. We value every contribution from every walker so we don’t set a fundraising minimum. Yet every dollar counts—and can make a difference for someone living with the disease, their caregiver and their family. We rely on you, your friends, and your family to raise as much as you can.

How do I donate?
There are several easy ways to donate:

  • Donate online by going to HopeHealthCo.org/walk and click the Donate button in the top right hand corner.
  • Bring cash donations directly to the office (address below) or the event.
  • Make checks payable to HopeHealth and mail to:

    HopeHealth Philanthropy Department
    73 Service Road
    East Sandwich, MA 02537

Online Tools

I forgot my Username and Password.
Reset your password here

If you still have questions, please contact us at (508) 957-0282 or Walk@HopeHealthCo.org.

Personal Web Page

What is a personal page?
A personal page is a web page provided by HopeHealth as an online fundraising tool for the HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s participants. Your personal page is where friends and family should go when they want to sponsor you in the walk. They can donate online or print out a customized donation form to mail in with their check. Your personal page is automatically created when you register online. Personalize your page with photos, stories and a color scheme it will be much more interesting for your visitors!

How do I email current/potential donors from my personal page?
You can compose and send emails by clicking on the Participant Center button at the rop right of the Walk homepage. In the email tab there are many templates to choose from. Simply select a template and personalize. You can then load recipients from your email contacts or add them manually. Potential donors will receive an email from you that leads them directly to your personal page.

I would rather send an email directly from my email account. How can I lead donors to my personal HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s page?
When you set up your personal page, you are asked to create a “friendly URL.” Click on the Participant Center button at the top right of the Walk homepage. In the Personal Page tab there is an option to add your name or team name to the URL. Make sure to include this URL in your email so recipients can easily visit your personal Walk page and donate.

How do I change my personal fundraising goal?
Log in to the Participant Center by clicking on the top right button of the Walk homepage. Click on the progress tab. Under your Personal Goal click on Change. Enter your new goal and Save.

How can I see who has donated to me?
Log in to the Participant Center by clicking on the top right button of the Walk homepage. Click on the Progress tab. At the bottom of the page click on View Personal Donations to see a list of donors and donation amounts. You can also click on Download Personal Donation List which will download an excel list of all donor information including name, address, email address and donation amount.

How do I thank my donors?
Log in to the Participant Center and click on the Email Tab. Click on the radio button to the Donor Thank You template. Click next and make any changes and edits be sure to add a greeting. Click next and choose the recipients from you contact list. Click next to preview the email to make any changes. Once it is finalized, hit Send!

Teams

What is a HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s team?
Team up to have fun, make new friends and support a great cause. Teams are made up of family, friends and coworkers all to support the people dealing with the hardships of having a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

Team up to have fun, make new friends and support a great cause. Teams are made up of family, friends and coworkers all to support the people dealing with the hardships of having a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

How do I start my own team?
Starting a team is easy. Invite family, friends and coworkers, have them invite people. Before you know it, you'll have a team!

How can my company participate?
Companies are a great way for team building! Companies can participate by organizing teams of employees to raise funds and walk in the event or be a corporate sponsor. For more information, please contact (508) 957-0282 or Walk@HopeHealthCo.org.

Is it difficult to organize a company team?
Not at all. Once you appoint a team captain, he or she will act as a liaison between us and your company. We will provide tools and tips so your team is sure to succeed.

Is participation on a company team limited to employees of the company?
No. Team participants are encouraged to invite families, friends, patients/patient families and neighbors of employees.

Does having a team require some kind of corporate donation?
Corporate donations are encouraged but not required. The majority of contributions will be generated by your individual team members. However, corporate matching gifts can enhance employee fundraising efforts.

What can senior management do to facilitate a company Walk team?
Management can encourage team participation in a variety of ways:

  • Sign up for the team. Go to HopeHealthCo.org/walk
  • Create and distribute a company-wide memo or email endorsing the HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer's
  • Authorize/host company-wide recruitment, informational meetings and an internal kickoff
  • Purchase incentives to encourage your company’s commitment to the event.

Event Day Information

When and where is the HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer's?
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at DCR Scusset State Beach, 20 Scusset Beach Road, Sandwich, MA (map)

How long is the walk?
Three miles along the Cape Cod Canal.

Can I register the day of the event?
Yes, but we encourage all to register online prior to the event or through contacting our office and gaining support from family, friends, and colleagues in the days, weeks, and months leading up to walk day.

Can I turn in donations the day of the event?
Yes.

What happens if it rains?
The HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s is held rain or shine.

Donations

How do I turn in donations?
Funds raised offline can be mailed or turned in directly anytime to:

HopeHealth Philanthropy Department
73 Service Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537

Donations can also be turned in the day of the walk. Make sure all donors are clearly listed and that you are marked as the participant who should be credited with these donations.

What if my donors need a receipt?
When a donor gives online, they will receive an automatic thank you letter that can be used as a receipt. Any checks mailed or turned into the office will receive a thank you letter in the mail, as long as we have the donor’s mailing address.

I mailed a donation to the HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s but it’s not listed on my honor scroll.
If you know of a donation that should be listed you can enter it on your personal webpage as an offline donation or pledge. If you need additional support please contact us at (508) 957-0282 or Walk@HopeHealthCo.org.

What can I do to make sure my donations are credited to my account?
Make sure your donors know that they should donate through your personal page online or search on your name from the Walk homepage. If they are unable to donate online, please print out the donation form located on your Web page.

If someone donates to your campaign and you weren’t credited for the donation, you can enter it on your personal web page as an offline donation or pledge by doing to the home tab of the Participant Center and clicking on the Enter New Gift button. If you need additional support please contact the office at (508) 957-0282 or Walk@HopeHealthCo.org.

If someone donates to your campaign and you weren’t credited for the donation, you can enter it on your personal web page as an offline donation or pledge. (confirm new system)If you need additional support please contact the office at (508) 957-0282 or Walk@HopeHealthCo.org.

Can I send in donations for more than one participant in one envelope?
Yes, but please be very specific as to how the donations should be credited. The more information you provide the faster we can process your donations.

Are donations tax deductible?
HopeHealth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible in the same calendar year your donation was processed to the extent allowed by law. Please work with your tax professional to determine what deductions you are eligible for.

Other Ways to Get Involved

If you're unable to participate in the actual walk, there are still plenty of ways you can get involved to move the cause forward.

Contact (508) 957-0282 or Walk@HopeHealthCo.org to learn how to help.

Local event committee: Enjoy details? There many event-related responsibilities that require the assistance of dedicated volunteers all year round. Help HopeHealth plan activities before or after the event.

Event day: On the day of the event, we need volunteers to help set up, coordinate parking, clean up, sign walkers in, run activities, serve food and more.

Team captains: You don't have to walk to be a team captain. As a captain, your big job is rallying walkers and motivating them to raise funds and awareness by following a step-by-step recipe for success. If interested, please reach out to Julie Dalton at (508) 957-0282.

Team builders: Join staff and other volunteers as we help teams raise money. You can help us recruit new teams, motivate walkers and provide assistance for those who need some help with fundraising.

Administrative support: Help make team packets, enter registrants into the database and support the office staff in various administrative tasks.

What if I want to raise funds but I can’t participate in the actual walk? Will I still have access to fundraising tools?
Yes. You will have the same level of access to fundraising tools as other participants.

General

What is the HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s?
The HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s has been a tradition at the Cape Cod Canal for over 25 years. It is the principal fundraiser for Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services. Your gift can make a difference for someone living with the disease, their caregiver and their family. Better access to and knowledge of services can help caregivers provide a higher quality of care to loved ones as the disease progresses, helping them to reside in the community for as long as possible.

Where do the funds from HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s go?
Thanks to the compassionate support of donors like you, Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services is able to provide an array of programs and services to meet the needs of the community we serve. These programs include caregiver needs assessment and care planning, education, support groups, telephone helpline, respite grants, and memory screenings.

HopeHealth is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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