2015 CHOC Walker Tool Kit

CHOC Walk Tool Kit
Dear Walker:
25 Years of Walking For Kids
Thank you for helping to make miracles and magic for the children in our community by choosing to create a
CHOC Walk Team in the 25th Annual CHOC Walk in the Park! We are grateful to have friends like you that
choose to volunteer and recruit Walkers to participate in our most important event.
Why Every Step Counts
On October 11, 2015 thousands of CHOC Children's (CHOC)
supporters will walk through the Disneyland® Resort for the 25th
Annual CHOC Walk in the Park. Last year, over 16,500 participants
raised $2.2 million helping to support the care, services, education
and research that CHOC provides children. Now, every step means
more. As CHOC expands the services provided throughout the
community, your support will help more children - in addition to
making sure that every child who is in need will receive care
regardless of their family's ability to pay.
A One of a Kind Walk Experience
Upon arriving at the Disneyland® Resort, you’ll realize this is more than a visit to Disneyland®. It's a
celebration of the continuous support from our community. It's a time for families to thank the doctors and
nurses that cared for their children and share their stories with other families.
As you walk through the Disneyland® Park, Disney’s California Adventure™ Park and Downtown Disney®
District, you'll be joined by your favorite Disney friends - cheering you on and providing unique photo
opportunities. You will have the exclusive opportunity to experience Disneyland® as you never have before!
We are excited to return to Main Street U.S.A. to kick off this year’s CHOC Walk. At the end of the 5k Walk,
the celebration continues in the Downtown Disney® District where event sponsors, hospital support groups,
shops and restaurants have special offers for all Walk participants.
What’s New?
We are launching an updated Walk Website that will be easier to navigate through. You will still have the
convenience of using the same log in information from last year. This same login information will allow
CHOC supporters to register for other CHOC events.
Walker t-shirts and wristbands will be mailed again this year to your home. Shipping and handling charges
apply and required fundraising amount needs to be confirmed in your Participant Account by September 26,
Join our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/chocwalk to be informed of the latest news, upcoming
events and special CHOC Walk promotions.
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CHOC Walk Team Captain Tool Box
Lead your Team to Victory
Enclosed are some instructions and information to help you to start your team.
Fundraise and Win Prizes!
Individual Walkers can win prizes with the money they raise for CHOC! For a
list of this year's incentives, visit www.chocwalk.org. We are always adding
new incentives and encourage Walkers to check the prize page for
updates. In addition, Walkers compete to be the TOP fundraiser for
CHOC. Prizes are listed online for the top three eligible individual
To qualify for prizes, all donations must be received on or before
October 30, 2015. Teams do not qualify for prizes; however they do
compete for “Bragging Rights” for raising the most money in their Team
Walkers have the opportunity to win a day in Disneyland® by participating in the CHOC Walk. Walkers that
raise $375 - $599 will win one (1) Disneyland® Resort 1-day Park Hopper® Ticket. Walkers that raise $600
and more will win two (2) Disneyland® Resort 1-day Park Hopper® Tickets.
*Tickets will be received with other CHOC Walk prizes earned. Prizes are scheduled to be mailed out in December 2015.
In addition, on the day of the CHOC Walk in the Park, the Disneyland® Resort will offer Walkers with
wristbands the opportunity to purchase a specially priced Disneyland® Resort 1-day 1-park Ticket OR
Disneyland® Resort 1-day Park Hopper® Ticket to return to Disneyland® Park and Disney’s California
Adventure™ Park. Walkers may purchase up to five (5) Disneyland® Resort specially-priced tickets on the day
of the event only. Restrictions do apply. Please visit a ticket booth at Disneyland® Resort for further details.
Prices will be announced in September 2015.
All prizes, except for Walk t-shirts and wristbands, will be mailed to participants during the month of
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Teams play a very important part in the CHOC Walk. This is a great opportunity for you, along with your
friends and family to show their support. Round up everyone you know, think of a catchy team name and get
ready to join in the fun! Don't forget, this is your chance to dress in your school colors, display your business
name on your t-shirts or do whatever you think will make your team stand out in the crowd by showing your
commitment for the children we serve! Teams are eligible for special recognition for top fundraising
efforts. Have fun with your team and create excitement and enthusiasm! A great time is guaranteed!
Team Challenges
Your team has the opportunity to win recognition for their fundraising efforts by selecting a team category
when registering. Before registering your team, take some time to review the different categories listed
below and choose the category that best describes your team. There is no minimum of Walkers required to
form a team, although each Walker must raise a minimum of $65 by the day of the Walk on Sunday,
October 11, 2015.
Team Challenge Categories:
Grateful Patient Team
This is a team that is created for a child that has been treated at CHOC.
Community Team
This is a team comprised of grateful patients, community residents,
families of CHOC patients, Professional Associations, Boy and Girl
Scout troops, Mom's Clubs, Key Clubs, churches, colleges, etc.!
Corporate Team
This is a team comprised and named for a local corporation or
business. These would consist of a company's employees, family members
and business associates, such as vendors or corporate clients.
School Team
School Teams are comprised of students from a public or private school, grades Kindergarten through
12. Team members in this category may also be eligible for community service hours or credit by
participating in the Walk. Students may have their community service credit forms signed on the day of the
Walk at the CHOC Walk booth located at the Disney Esplanade. To qualify for the team challenge in this
category, teams must have a minimum of 30 students.
Affiliate Team
Affiliate teams are CHOC employee teams, CHOC Guilds, CHOC Doctors or other ancillary service providers.
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Registration is Easy
In order to help CHOC reach its goal of providing quality healthcare to children, a minimum of $65 must be
raised or donated by each Walker on your team in order to walk on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Walkers may
sign up online without a credit card or initial donation, but the minimum $65 must be in the Walker’s
Participant account on or before check-in.
Register your team online at www.chocwalk.org. For visual instructions, please refer to the Team
Registration PDF that explains how to register and set-up your Team Webpage. Please note that when you
register your team, you are also registering yourself. In addition you are automatically designated as the
Team Captain.
Registration Instructions:
1. Visit www.chocwalk.org
2. Click on the “Register” button
3. Accept the participation “Waiver”
3. Then select “Start a TEAM”
A. Enter your Team Name
B. Enter your Team Goal
4. Complete the Personal Information Page
Enter all your personal information and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. You will be able to
enter your CHOC Walk Participant Center from here. Spend time exploring this section of the
website. There are exciting tools for you to use that will help you communicate with your Team,
family and friends and help you fundraise. This also is your private area to check on donations you
and your team has received.
5. CHOC Walk Participant Center
As Team Captain, you will be able to access both your Team Page and your Personal Page simply by
clicking on the tabs below the CHOC Walk banner. Follow the “What to do next?” steps to make the
most of the tools available. Set-up your ‘Personal Page’ and your ‘Team Page’. These are the pages
your donors will see; so give it your own touch by adding a picture, information about you and your
team, and your reasons for participating in the CHOC Walk. You can now upload a YouTube video or
select one CHOC has provided from the video library to share your own personal message why you
Next, start your email campaign to solicit friends and family for donations and to build your team.
The email message will automatically include a direct link back to your personal page to make it as
easy as possible for them to make a donation or join your team.
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Registration Instructions - continued
Visit your "Reports" area often and see how you are doing! Utilize the other convenient tools to help
you reach your goal!
6. Check-In
What is Check-In? Every year CHOC Walkers visit the temporary CHOC Walk office to turn in the
funds they have raised and pick up their CHOC Walk t-shirt and wristband. Your Walkers will need
to register online prior to you checking them in. You and your Walkers will need your CHOC Walk
wristbands in order to gain access to the Walk. As the team captain, you have the option of
instructing your team members to check-in on their own, or you may choose to check in for them.
* CHOC Walk wristbands are not needed to gain access to the Mickey and Friends parking
structure the morning of the Walk; however they will be needed to participate in the Walk at
the Park Entrance.
* It’s important that prior to checkin you ask your team members to
post any cash or checks that they
have collected to their Walker
account. This will save you a lot of
time at check-in. This can be done
by using the "Enter new gift" button
located on the Home page of the
CHOC Walk Participant Center.
Once your Walkers have posted all their cash and checks and have given it to you to turn in, please
select a day and time to visit the CHOC Walk office to check-in your team. Please organize each
Walkers funds in a separate envelope with their name on it.
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CHOC Walk 2015 Check-in Dates
CHOC Walk Office:
CHOC Commerce Tower
505 South Main Street, Suite 175
Orange, CA 92868
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
It’s important that prior to check-in you ask your team members to post any cash or checks that they have
collected to their Walker account. This will save you time at check-in. Participants can post all cash and
checks collected to their Walk accounts using the "Enter new gift" tab feature located on the Home page of
the CHOC Walk Participant Center.
If you have reached your minimum $65 fundraising goal through online gifts, you can have your
Walk t-shirt and wristband shipped directly to your home. Shipping and handling charges apply.
The last day to request to have your t-shirt and wristband shipped is Saturday, September 26, 2015.
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Promotional Tools
There are many tools to help you promote your Team’s fundraising efforts and get people excited about the
CHOC Walk. Stop by our office in Orange to pick up CHOC Walk promotional materials or for your
convenience, order them online—FREE of charge. To place your order for CHOC Walk Brochures, Posters, and
Save the Date Cards go to http://www.nationsprint.com/clients/chocwalk2015/ and enter the log in and
password information listed below:
Login: chocwalker
Password: 2015
CHOC Walk Brochure
The CHOC Walk Brochure is a helpful tool for recruiting team members at work, school, and places of
worship or local business. CHOC provides an attractive display stand for brochures called a POP that you
can order online. Each POP will hold 35 brochures.
CHOC Walk Posters
The posters can be displayed at work, school, and places of worship or local business. You can order a
custom team poster with your team name pre-printed on the poster!
CHOC Walk in the Park “Save the Date” Cards
The 3 x 5 Save the Date postcards are a fun way to invite friends and family to join you for the Walk.
CHOC Walk in the Park Can Wrappers
Use our wrappers to customize a can to collect “Change for CHOC”. It’s a fun way to get the kids involved
in the fundraising! The can wrappers can be downloaded and printed from your home. Visit your Participant
Center or our website at www.chocwalk.org and click on Fundraising Tips to find the download.
Brochures & Promotional Tools Pick Up Locations
CHOC at Mission in Mission Viejo will have brochures only for pick-up. Other pick-up locations will be
announced. Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/chocwalk for updates.
CHOC Children’s Foundation – For brochures and Promotional Tools
505 South Main Street, Suite 800
Orange, CA 92868
CHOC at Mission Hospital – For brochures only
27700 Medical Center Road
Mission Viejo, CA 92868
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Create Team Excitement and Enthusiasm
Have fun while giving back to CHOC! Gather everyone in your inner
circle—family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to join your
team! Regardless how big or small your team is, we want to help
make your Walk experience be the best that it can be!
Helpful Ideas:
Set a Team Goal
Set Individual Team Member Goals
Create a Team Page with colorful pictures and share Why
your Team is Walking for CHOC
Create a Team Sponsorship Goal Meter Poster
Join the CHOC Walk Facebook page. Share your
Team accomplishments, upcoming Team events,
photos and videos
Have custom Team T-shirts made
Hold fundraising events for your team (car wash,
lemonade stands, garage sales, bake sales, local
restaurant fundraisers, etc.)
Create a contest for your team for each Prize Level
reached within your Team
Additional Information:
Visit the CHOC Walk website at www.chocwalk.org for the
latest information and updates regarding the CHOC Walk
Send email inquiries to [email protected]
To speak with a CHOC Walk team member, please call the
CHOC Foundation office at 714.509.8690.