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Itching For a Cure Virtual Walk FAQs

Where do I register to be a virtual walker?
What does a virtual walker do?
Why should I set a walk goal?
Do I get a t-shirt?
How can I create awareness?
Is there a registration fee?
Can I create a team?
Can I host my own in-person walk in my town?
Do you have any tips for fundraising?
Are there prizes for fundraising?

Itching for a Cure Virtual Walk Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I register to be a virtual walker?

Please register via Click and Pledge here. You will create your own fundraising page for Itching for a Cure that you can share with friends and family.

What does a virtual walker do?

A virtual walker is joining the eczema community at large by setting walk and fundraising goals for themselves in their own community. For those who have registered, and raised at least $25 by September 25th, 2017, you will get an eczema awareness month t-shirt. We recommend wearing your t-shirt whenever you walk, and sharing photos of yourself wearing your t-shirt on social media to raise further awareness.

Why should I set a walk goal?

Since we aren’t gathering in person to walk together on a set course, it helps to set a goal for yourself. It gives you a target for yourself, and helps our friends and family understand what we are doing. By setting a personal goal, you’re telling your community that you are walking with purpose.

What are some goals that other people have set?

You could choose to simply walk your neighborhood each day or each week. You could set a day aside for a special walk in your community. You could target walking a mile a day, or 50 miles throughout the month. Here are some of the goals Team NEA has set:

Walk for 30 minutes every day with my family.
Walk 2 miles every day.
Walk the length of the golden gate bridge and back.
Do a weekly facebook live walk with an eczema leader.

Do I get a t-shirt?

Yes! If you raise at least $25 we will send you an eczema awareness month t-shirt! If you’ve already raised $25 or more, please fill out this form to order a t-shirt.
Need extra shirts for a team? Contact NEA’s Administrative Assistant Jessica Bartolini for more information.

How can I create awareness?

As a part of Eczema Awareness Month, awareness of eczema as a serious disease is a primary goal of Itching for a Cure. We encourage you to show off everything you’re doing.

♦ Post regularly on social media.
♦ Tag National Eczema Association on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using @nationaleczema.
♦ Use #hashtags to join the conversation. Recommended hashtags are: #eczemaawarenessmonth #itchingforacure #unhideeczema #bewellmindandbody #eczemamatters
♦ Wear your Eczema Awareness Month t-shirt whenever you walk
♦ Share photos of yourself in your Eczema Awareness Month t-shirt
♦ Use the live video feature on social media to share your walks with your virtual community.
♦ Tune in to NEA’s weekly live walks.
♦ Encourage friends and family members to join you online and on your walks. Talk about why eczema is important to you.
♦ Share your fundraising goals and milestones achieved!
♦ Share your fundraising page on social media.

Is there a registration fee?

No! Because Itching for a Cure is virtual this year, we decided to eliminate the $25 registration fee. You are welcome to sponsor yourself instead and we will send you a t-shirt!

Can I create a team?

Yes! We are happy to support you in creating a team of walkers. For more information regarding how to do this, please contact Events and Marketing Coordinator, Lauren Hewett.

Can I host my own in-person walk in my town?

Yes! We know how fun it can be to gather your community and walk for a cause. We encourage you to plan an in-person walk in your community. For more information regarding how NEA can support you, please contact Events and Marketing Coordinator, Lauren Hewett.

Do you have any tips for fundraising?

Yes! Itching for a Cure is not just a walk, it’s a celebration that gives millions suffering from eczema hope. Every dollar you raise goes toward eczema advocacy and funding research for better treatments and a cure. Donations are tax deductible.

We ask that every participant have a goal of raising at least $250. Make it fun – tell your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others in your community that you are “Itching for a Cure” and help them understand what it’s like to live with this non-contagious, incurable disease characterized by non-stop itch. It only takes one person to make a difference, and that person can be YOU in your community!

How to Raise $500 in 5 Days:
Day 1
♦ Sponsor yourself for $25 or more
♦ Ask 3 family members to sponsor you for $25
Total: $100

Day 2
♦ Ask 5 friends for $10 each*
♦ Ask 5 coworkers and/or neighbors for $10 each*
*Up your total and ask for $15 or $20 each
Total: $200

Day 3
♦ Host a fundraising party (dinner, lunch, wine tasting, game night)
Total: $300

Days 4 and 5
♦ Ask 4 businesses you frequent for $50 each
Total $500

Are there prizes for fundraising?

Yes! To encourage you to raise as much money as you can, we are offering prizes for several levels of fundraising.

$25 – Eczema Awareness Month T-Shirt
$100 – NEA Kleen Kanteen Water bottle
$250 – $25 gift card
$500 – Seal of Acceptance product gift basket
$1,000 – Free registration to Chicago Conference (June 22-24, 2018)
$2,000 – a second free registration to Chicago Conference (June 22-24, 2018)
$5,000 – 3 nights’ stay at Chicago Conference (June 22-24, 2018, Westin River North)
$10,000 – Flight for one to Chicago Conference (June 22-24, 2018, limited to contiguous 48 US states, coach class, by NEA approval)
$15,000 – Share a private meal with a leading doctor in eczema at the Chicago Conference (June 22-24, 2018, details to be determined by NEA)