Frequently asked questions

Walk

What is a virtual walk/walker?


A virtual walk(er) allows anyone to participate from anywhere. Due to current social distancing and worries regarding large crowds congregating NWSF has a virtual walk option.




How long is the walk?


The Dragonslayer walk is a non-competitive, non-timed 5K walk to honor sarcoma angels, patients, and survivors, and to raise funds for NWSF.





Registration

When do I/we have to register?


Ideally, please register online ahead of time. Otherwise, you can register at the walk.




Is there a fee to participate?


Yes – there is a registration fee of $40 for adults, $20 for minors (ages 5-12), and $20 for virtual walkers regardless of age.




Does everyone have to register to walk?


Yes. Everyone must agree to the electronic waiver when registering online and minors must have the signature of a parent or guardian on the participant waiver.




Is there an age requirement to participate?


No – the Dragonslayer Walk is open to all ages. Minors under the age of 18 must have permission from their parent or legal guardian to participate, and anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is also a registered walker.




How do I register online?


Registration is simple -- just click HERE. You will be guided through the registration process and once your registration is complete, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to set up your personal fundraising page(s).




I thought I registered, but for some reason I am not. What do I do?


Double check your email and junk email to find your registration confirmation. If you have not received a confirmation email but are certain you have registered, please contact info@nwsarcoma.org. We will look into the registration. Reminder donating to someone doesn’t register you. Joining a team doesn’t register you as an individual fundraiser which makes you eligible for a t-shirt.




How can my company participate?


Companies participate by organizing teams of employees, including their friends, neighbors, and family members, to raise money and walk in the event. Each team member must register as an individual, then join the company team.





Fundraising

Am I required to fundraise for a Dragonslayer Walk?


No – there is no registration fee and no minimum amount of money that you must raise to participate in a Dragonslayer Walk, though we do encourage everyone to set a goal of $150 or more.




How can I fundraise?


Fundraising is easier than you think, and we provide you with tips and information to help you reach and exceed your personal goal. You'll receive your own Classy fundraising page which will include links to emails you can share with your family and friends. It’s a simple way to raise money, and we see many participants reach their goals quickly after sending out one email. For more fundraising tips and tricks, see below: Tips & Tricks PDF




When I receive a donor's check, should I enter it online?


No – please bring to the walk.




How do I log back into my fundraising page?


Go to the registration page: https://www.dragonslayerwalk.com/. Click "Sign Up Here" for your walk location which will direct you to the registration page. In the top right corner click "Log In." If you’re still having trouble, call 206.257.7215 ext. 0 or email allison@nwsarcoma.org.





Facebook Fundraising

How can the donations I raise on Facebook be applied to my fundraising page for the walk?


You can now fundraise for the Dragonslayer Walk through Facebook. Simply log in to your Facebook account, then click “Fundraiser" from the menu on the left side of the page. If you start the Fundraiser on Facebook using the "add a donate button feature," donations will be sent to NWSF as general donations from Facebook and will not appear on your page. We will be monitoring Facebook fundraisers throughout the virtual walk scheduled time and adding them to your fundraising page near the end of each month to aid in any fundraising challenges you may be joining. If you have any questions, please contact info@nwsarcoma.org.




I connected a Facebook Fundraiser to my fundraising page, what happens when someone donates?


When someone donates on your Facebook Fundraiser, their donation will count toward your fundraising goal on our website. Fundraising progress (total raised) and your fundraising goal will always be in sync between Facebook and our website.




Someone donated to me on Facebook and I can't see their name or email address.


Facebook users may opt not to share their email address. We recommend thanking them from your Facebook Fundraiser page or by commenting/posting on Facebook.




I connected a Facebook Fundraiser to my fundraising page. How can I thank my Facebook donors?


You can thank your Facebook donors directly on Facebook by commenting on their donation, sending a one-to-one message through Messenger, or recognizing the publicly by mentioning them in a post.




I donated on Facebook and need my receipt.


Your receipt was issued by Facebook and sent via email. You will need to fill out this form to get another copy of your receipt. We cannot issue receipts for donations made on Facebook.




I donated on Facebook and need a refund.


You will have to fill out this form for any refund requests for donations made on Facebook. We cannot issue refunds for donations made on Facebook.





Teams

How many people do we need to form a team?


A team can be two or more people.




Is my company team limited to employees?


No – company teams can be made up of employees, friends, and family.




Does having a company team require some kind of corporate donation?


No – it is not a requirement but highly encouraged.




Can I change Team Captains?


Yes – please contact Allison at 206.257.7215 ext. 0 or at allison@nwsarcoma.org.





Donations

Who should I make the checks payable to?


Checks should be made payable to NWSF or the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation. Please complete one donation form per check to ensure proper processing. Download and complete an Offline Donation Form, then mail the check to: Northwest Sarcoma Foundation (or NWSF) Attn: Dragonslayer Walk 117 E. Louisa St, #443 Seattle, WA 98102




Is my donation eligible to be matched by my company?


Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy and view their requirements, please visit your organizations intranet to find out more. If you already have matching gift paperwork that you need to submit for verification, it can be emailed to info@nwsarcoma.org with the subject line "Matching Gifts," ATTN: Matching Gifts or mailed to: Northwest Sarcoma Foundation (or NWSF) 117 E. Louisa St., #443 Seattle, WA 98102 It's okay to combine matching gift paperwork with check donations when sending them via mail.




Can I make a cash donation? What do I do if someone donates cash to me?


Since we are virtual this year, please convert your cash donations into a cashier's check and submit it with a completed offline donation form for tracking purposes.




When I receive a donor's check, should I enter it online?


No – when you receive a donor's check, please bring it to the walk.




Can I set up a recurring donation?


Recurring donations allow donors to donate a set amount once a month for a specific amount of time. Recurring donations usually take about 48 hours until the first donation goes through. Expect to see the next donation come about 30 days after the first donation has posted. Please note that only the incremental monthly donation will be posted to your fundraising page, not the total pledged sum.




What can my Dragonslayer Walk Donations do?


You can find out here.




Are donations tax deductible?


Yes – All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. All donations that are made online will receive an email confirmation. You may print this email confirmation and use it as your receipt. All donations of $250 or more will receive a written confirmation at the end of each tax quarter that also doubles as a tax receipt. The IRS accepts cashed checks as a receipt for donations $249 and under.




Can I accept donations in foreign currency?


Yes – however, all donations must be received in U.S. dollars. Donations from outside the U.S. may be made online if the donor has a U.S. address associated with a credit card. If the donor does not have a U.S. address, donations must be made by completing your offline donation form. The form should either contain complete credit card information or be accompanied by a check issued in U.S. dollars.




Can donations be made after my walk has taken place?


Yes – you may continue to send in donations, even after the event has taken place. The deadline to submit donations for walk occurring in the fall is December 31st.




How can I make a general donation to the cause?


Simply click the “Donate" button on the event page.




What do my donations support?


All donations support the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation.




How does the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation help support sarcoma patients?


NWSF uses your donations to: · Compassion — Provide comfort through a sympathetic awareness. · Advocacy — Promote accurate diagnosis, research and treatment options through our investment in research · Responsibility — Provide timely, accurate information and reliable resources. · Education — Provide educational materials for patients and families about this disease




What is NWSF’s tax ID number (or EIN number)?


The Dragonslayer Walk are charitable events run by NWSF, which is recognized as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The tax ID number or EIN number for NWSF is 91-1717600.




Where can I get a copy of the 501(c)(3) (Not-for-Profit Organization) letter for the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation?


You can download a copy of NWSF's 501(c)(3) letter here.





Tips & Tricks

Need some additional help?


Please check out these Tips & Tricks! PDF