DOES THE KOMEN NORTH FLORIDA RIDE FOR THE CURE® REQUIRE FUNDRAISING? Yes, there is a $140 fundraising committment that must be met by each participant in order to paricipate on Ride day. Additionally, as a reward for your fundraising efforts, just for raising the $140 minimum, Ride participants will receive a pair of Ride for the Cure socks! Each individual Ride participant that raises $500 will earn a commemorative Ride jersey, and each individual Ride participant that raises $1000 will earn matching shorts!
DOES THE MONEY RAISED STAY RIGHT HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY? Yes! Up to seventy-five percent of the net income from the Ride stays right here in our community to fund vital breast cancer health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs. The remaining twenty-five percent supports Komen’s national research and training grants program.
WHAT IF I HAVEN'T RAISED $140 BY RIDE DAY? If you haven't raised at least $140 in donations by Ride day, you have two options in order to participate in the event: instant self-donation or delayed self-donation. The instant self-donation is a donation that you make to your own fundraising account, which posts immediately. For a delayed self-donation, you give us a credit card number to secure coverage of the donation balance, but you have until Friday, March 31 2017 to fulfill your fundraising committment. This means that you can continue to accept donations until March 31. If by that date you have still not reached your committment of $140, any outstanding balance will automatically be charged to your credit card. If you have reached $140 in donations, your card will NOT be charged. Please note that any mailed donations must be received ON OR BEFORE March 31, 2017 to be credited to your account. Please allow proper time for mailing and processing.
I WOULD LIKE TO FORM A TEAM - HOW DOES THIS DIFFER FROM INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION? When registering, you can create a team that your family and friends can join. You will each have your own separate fundraising page and also a team page. A few important notes about creating a team: Be creative! You get to create your own team name, identity and team fundraising page. Oftentimes teammates get together to host fundraising events such as golf outings, euchre tournaments, bowling events, etc. Teams can be any size! Each individual Rider must still raise a minimum of $140. Team Donations can be divided among team members – HOWEVER, donation forms indicating how donations are to be allocated must accompany any team donations. Donations made online or via check to a specific Rider can NOT be moved once they have been entered into our system. (For example, if John Smith has $1000 in donations and his teammate Suzy has $0, Suzy will still be required to raise $140 to participate).
WHERE DO I SEND DONATIONS? Mail donations to Komen North Florida, 200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1620, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check.
IS THERE A DEADLINE FOR FUNDRAISING? All donations on your behalf that are received by March 1, 2017 will be counted for the Ride day fundraising total. Ride fundraising ends on March 31, 2017.