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THE EVENT

The second annual Walk Her Way 5K is a virtual walk/run fundraiser with a goal to raise $150,000 in support of Compassion House Foundation.

Participants can register either as an individual or a team, fundraise in advance, then complete a 5 km walk/run between May 12-15, 2022. Anyone, anywhere at any fitness level is welcome and encouraged to participate.

Walk Her Way 5K is about stepping into her shoes in a symbolic show of solidarity. Dedicate your fundraiser to a woman in your life affected by cancer, wherever she is in her cancer journey, or in memory of a loved one who has since passed.

EDMONTON   |   GRANDE PRAIRIE   |   FORT MCMURRAY   |   ANYWHERE!

THE CAUSE

Walk Her Way 5K raises critical funding for Compassion House Foundation, helping to ease the distress of the cancer journey for women through Sorrentino’s Compassion House, post-treatment programs, financial support, and reliable operations. Proceeds from the event will be used towards the greatest area of need at the time.

Your support helps women battling cancer find comfort, connection, and community during a time when they need it most.

GET INVOLVED

Join us as we step into her shoes and Walk Her Way to help ease the distress of the cancer journey for women.

START A TEAM

Round up your family, friends, and co-workers to Walk Her Way, together! Participating as a team increases your impact and giving power.

JOIN A TEAM

Join the team of someone you know by following the direct link from your team captain, or signing up through our fundraising platform.

INDIVIDUALS 

Register as an individual, set your fundraising goal and ask others to pledge you in support before you Walk Her Way to the finish line.

DONATE

Help us reach our $150,000 goal by donating towards the fundraiser of any participant or team you know, or making a general event donation.

This event has no registration fee. Instead, we ask that each participant fundraises a minimum of $100.

EXTRAS

HOW-TO VIDEOS

For questions or assistance with technical issues, please contact Amber, our Manager, Partnerships and Engagement at amber@compassionhouse.org.

Register an an Individual

Start a Team

Join a Team

Customize a Fundraising Page

Donate to a Fundraiser or the Event

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have a question that you don’t see answered here, contact us directly at amber@compassionhouse.org.

GENERAL EVENT

I’m in! How do I get involved?

Register as an individual or a team, fundraise in advance, then complete a 5 km walk/run between May 12-15, 2022. There’s no registration fee, but we ask that participants fundraise a minimum of $100. If you do so by April 29th, you’ll receive a commemorative swag bag.

If you’re unable to participate in the event, you can still offer your support with a donation towards the fundraiser of any participant/team you know, or make a general event donation towards our $150,000 goal.

Where is the event?

The event is taking place across Alberta, particularly Edmonton, Grande Prairie, and Fort McMurray. However, this is a virtual event, so you can participate from any location.

Who can participate in the event?

Anyone, anywhere at any fitness level is welcome and encouraged to participate.

Is it a race with winners?

This is meant to be a fun, non-competitive event with no official rankings or prizes. The goal is to bring together communities for a collective cause: supporting women battling cancer. Anyone who commits to step up and Walk Her Way is a winner to us!

ACTIVITY & TRACKING

Where do I complete my walk or run?

Since this is a virtual event taking place across different days and locations, there is no official event route. Choose your favourite trail, or use our trail suggestions for Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray under Trail Maps.

How do I know if I’ve gone 5 km?

All of our trail suggestions are 5 km in length. If you follow your own route, you can use popular apps such as Strava, Runkeeper, or Map My Run to keep track of your distance.

Do I have to walk or run the full 5 km?

It should be your goal to complete the event as it was designed―a 5 km walk/run―but it’s not a requirement. You can participate through another indoor or outdoor activity if you prefer. What’s most important is that you commit to the cause, do your best to fundraise, and move your body. We’re all in this together!

Can I walk or run with other people?

Yes! You can sign up and fundraise as a team, and physically complete your walk/run during the event period either separately or together. If you’re together, be sure to follow all COVID-19 restrictions for your area to prevent the spread and keep everyone healthy and safe. There’s no limit to the amount of people who can be on a team.

FUNDRAISING

How much do I have to fundraise?

We ask that participants fundraise a minimum of $100. If you do so by April 29th, you’ll receive a commemorative swag bag.

How do I ask someone for a donation?

You should tailor your ask based on the person and the nature of your relationship. Always make sure to highlight your personal connection to the cause and send them the direct link to your fundraising page. Check out our Event Guide for Sample Language to help you get started.

What do I do when someone donates to my fundraiser?

Say thank you! Check out our Event Guide for Sample Language to help you get started.

DONATIONS

How are the funds raised used?

Proceeds from the event will directly support Compassion House Foundation in its mission to ease the distress of the cancer journey for women. Funds may be allocated towards Sorrentino’s Compassion House, financial aid, post-treatment programs or services, and/or general operations―whatever is the greatest area of need at the time.

Will I receive a tax receipt?

All donations of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

TRAIL SPONSORS

EDMONTON

MEDIA SPONSORS

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

Support Women Battling Cancer

Need to book by phone?
780-425-7224 or 1-888-425-7474