- Fragile X
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To raise awareness about Fragile X! We need your help to “Let ’Em Know” and make that happen! This isn’t about how fast or slow you are, instead it’s about what you can do to raise awareness and “Let ’Em Know!” We’ve created what we think is the perfect virtual event and tips for success to help you raise awareness and money for Fragile X from anywhere in the world!
Basically, it means you can complete it anywhere, anytime beginning July 1 and ending on July 31, 2013. You can run or walk the 3.1 miles (5K) all at once, over the course of a week or the entire month. This is on the honor system—you do not have to report or verify your miles! All participants who register ($25 entry fee) by June 10 will receive a custom-designed, collectible athletic race shirt and (the first of many!) NFXF Let ’Em Know 5K race bib!
Not interested in running, walking or strolling but still want to participate for a chance at one of our great prizes? We have you covered! You can create a fundraising page for no cost and still be entered in the prize drawings! (Sorry, though—only run/walk entrants receive the official race shirt and bib.)
We have two Grand Prizes* this year: one for the most money raised and one for the greatest number of donations. Each winner will receive one free individual conference registration and two-night hotel expenses (room and tax) to the 14th International Fragile X Conference in Garden Grove, California (July 2014)!! (Winners not attending the conference will receive a $250 Amazon Gift Card instead.) Each individual personal fundraising page under the NFXF “Let ’Em Know” event on Crowdrise from now through July 31 will automatically be eligible to win.
Thanks to a very generous one-time challenge opportunity by two very special donors, Al and Melissa Blount, every dollar you raise during the NFXF Let ’Em Know 5K event for National Fragile X Awareness month will be matched dollar for dollar!!* So for every $100 you raise, the NFXF will receive a matching $100. (And you don’t even have to double how much you run or walk!) How easy and awesome is that?!?!
It’s easy, and it all starts on our Crowdrise charity page.
Please check with your doctor regarding your ability to physically participate if you have not regularly exercised in the last 12 months prior to the NFXF Let ‘Em Know 5K. They will probably suggest that there is no time like the present to start getting active! But be smart, don’t stress and stay healthy—we want you running or walking for Fragile X for a long time to come!
All donations to your personal fundraising page benefiting the NFXF on the Crowdrise are tax-deductible!
*Matching funds are limited to total of $25,000.