Walkers & Teams
It’s easy to get involved in Scotiabank’s AIDS Walk for Life and make a difference in Saskatoon! The online system at AidsWalkForLife.ca makes registration, getting pledges, and watching your progress simple!
Step 1 – Take your first step!
Take some time to set yourself some goals. Think about whether you want to walk individually or as part of a team. Would your family, friends, or co-workers be interested in joining with you as a team? What funky team name can you come up with? Think about why you are walking. How much money do you want to raise?
Step 2 – Register!
It’s quick and easy to register on AidsWalkForLife.ca. Then, print off pledge forms or drop by The Avenue Community Centre (#201-320 21st Street W.) or AIDS Saskatoon (1143 Avenue F North) to pick up a walkers’ package (which includes pledge forms, credit card slips, and a map of the route).
Step 3 – FUNdraise!
You are the key to making this walk a success! Don’t be afraid to ask for support — you’re making a commitment that makes others proud and makes a real difference! You’ll also be spreading awareness that AIDS is a real issue in Saskatoon! Ask big! Ask everyone!
Remember, you and the people who donate to you can win prizes, too! We have provided some tips and ideas for fundraising (outlined below) to make your job as easy as possible!
Step 4 – WALK!
Come and walk our new route on September 18th, starting at The Roxy Theatre! If you’re a team, consider wearing costumes or making a banner to increase team visibility! Take part in the celebration of LIFE, win prizes for funds raised and in the bucket draws, and, most importantly, have fun!
There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fundraising individual and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fundraising team. Previous prizes have included gift certificates to the Midtown Mall, Roughrider game tickets, and a year-long unlimited movie pass!
Also, for every $50 you raise, you get a ticket to be used in the bucket draws for a chance to win a prize, where you get to choose which prizes to try for!
Encourage the people donating to you or your team to give you their pledges online: not only will it instantly e-mail their charitable tax receipt to them and make less paperwork for you, everyone who gives a pledge online will be entered into a draw for a prize to be drawn on the day of the Walk! So, collect those pledges online!
Tips for fund-raising and to make this the most successful walk yet!
- -Start asking friends now, even for $2, $5, or $10. Those small quantities add up fast!-
- -Ask your employer if you can put a red ribbon box in your office for the next month.
- -Hold a BBQ for friends and ask them to donate.
- -Clean sweep your house and hold a garage sale with proceeds going to the Walk.
- -If you walked before, make a goal to beat the amount you raised last year!
- -Hold a beer or steak night, with proceeds being donated to your team.
- -Invite your family and friends to get involved in the AIDS Walk for Life, too!