The Art In Motion University, Sorority and Fraternity Challenge

We welcome students and Sorority and Fraternity members from Laurier, Western and U of T to this years Challenge!

Thank you for believing that a child’s ambition, hopes, and dreams should not be limited by Arthritis. It’s because of support like yours that we have raised over $133,000 for SickKids Foundation and given out over $22,000 in scholarships through the Dr. Bonnie Cameron Post-Secondary Scholarship fund over the past 6 years. 

FOR PARTICIPANTS

STEP 1: Register at https://raceroster.com/events/2023/77107/art-in-motion-10k5k2k-sorority-and-fraternity-challenge 

*Make sure you join the correct team at your University!

STEP 2: Update your fundraising page that was created for you on Race Roster when you registered.

STEP 3: Forward your personalized fundraising link to family, friends, coworkers, fellow students, etc. Let them know what a great thing you are doing!

Reminder:

    • Everyone who fundraises $150 or more receives a Technical Fiber Race Shirt and Finishers Medal. 
    • All donations receive a tax receipt from the charity.
    • 100% of all donations go to the designated charity

Need some help? Check Out Our Fundraising Tips

We understand that asking someone for money can feel like a tricky thing to do, but with some practice you’ll be a pro in no time! Here are some tips to make your fundraising a little less stressful.

 
1. Let the world know what you are doing!
 
Start by telling everyone (your family, friends, teachers, coworkers, neighbours, etc) about your goal, what you plan to do, and why you are doing it. Online donations are eligible for a charitable donation receipt. (Cash, and cheque donations, too!) 2. Move it online. Go social!  On-Line fundraising is most peoples “go to” for soliciting and donating. So go for it! Get social and post, tweet, and email your personal online donation link to everyone you can think of. You can never tell who will give you a donation and who won’t. Or how far your message may go. No harm in asking.
 
3. Get face to face.
 
There is no question that while it may feel easier to email or call, sometimes the most effective way to inspire someone to make a donation is to talk to them face to face. Also, Aunt Matilda (or Matti as she likes to be called) doesn’t exactly work her smartphone like your teenager does. You sometimes just can’t reach everyone electronically.
 
4. Educate yourself on the issues.
 
Get knowledgeable and passionate about the cause and explain your connection to it. Here are some powerful resources on arthritis in children. http://cassieandfriends.ca/resources/
 
5. Be creative.
 
This is where some people shine! Host an event like a bake sake, garage sale, sell friendship bracelets, hold a bottle drive – the possibilities are endless! Ask your employer if they will support you with events at work, have a donation matching program with SickKids, or perhaps they would like to become a Corporate VIP sponsor highlighting their commitment and Corporate Social Responsibility to such a worthy cause.
 
6. Never give up!
 
If someone says no, move along and ask someone else! Never be discouraged. You never know who will donate (or who won’t), but you are doing an amazing thing helping Children in a difficult circumstance. Most of all remember that we appreciate all that you are doing to support the Art In Motion 10K and the Department of Rheumatology at SickKids.

We understand that asking someone for money can feel like a tricky thing to do, but with some practice you’ll be a pro in no time! Here are some tips to make your fundraising a little less stressful.

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FOR TEAM CAPTAINS

STEP 1: Register at https://raceroster.com/events/2023/77107/art-in-motion-10k5k2k-sorority-and-fraternity-challenge 

*Make sure you set up your team using the following convention: University Sorority/Fraternity – eg Western Phi Gamma Delta

STEP 2: Send the link and team name to other members of your Sorority/Fraternity. Encourage everyone to participate!

STEP 3: Remind your team that:

    • they can update and personalize their fundraising page.
    • Everyone who fundraises $150 or more receives a Technical Fiber Race Shirt and Finishers Medal. 
    • All donations receive a tax receipt from the charity.
    • 100% of all donations go to the designated charity
    • If they need help, refer them to the fundraising tips, above!

FOR ORGANIZERS

STEP 1: Select a date for the ‘race’ that works well with all the houses on your campus. The in-person Art In Motion race day is October 15th, but you should select a date that works well with your school and any breaks in classes. (The week after the in-person Art In Motion – October 21 or 22 – is  popular!).

STEP 2: Find a location. A public park works well. Someplace with ample distance to do a 2K loop, or 5K loop that allows participants to run as much (or as little!) as they want.

STEP 3: Plan out race day. What time will it start? How many people are coming? Can you put someone in charge of finding a sponsor for coffee, bagels or fruit for the finish line? 

STEP 4: You may wish to hand out shirts before the race, but make sure someone is there to greet runners and give them their finishers medal!

STEP 5: Check the website for Team standings and give shout outs to all the top performers!