Anyone can! Just be sure to sign the indemnification form.
You can register quickly and easily online. Choose the "Walks" drop down and select the walk you will be participating in. You should see a "Register" button. You can also register by contacting us to get a brochure for manual registration and fundraising.
How much does it cost to register for the Walk?
There is no charge at the time of registration however the Walk for Vision has a $60 walk fee that will be charged if $75 is not raised. Teams must raise $75 per team member to have the walk fee waived. If the $75 fundraising minimum is not met, a recommitment fee of $60 (walk fee) will be charged to your credit card.
Example 1) A team of 10 members needs to raise at least $750 dollars to waive the walk fee of all team members. Only 1 person on the team is successful in collecting funds and raises $1000. The entire team would then not have to pay the walk fee.
Example 2) An individual collects $30 in donations. This individual would then have their credit card charged $60.
Example 3) A team of 10 members raises only $600. This would mean that 8 team members would not have to pay the $60 fee and the other 2 will be charged the $60.
Coffee and bagels will be provided at the Royal Sonesta Cambridge before the walk. The schedule for the walk can be found here.
How can I register a child without an email?
To do this follow these steps:
1. Enter in registration information of a person with an email. This is the first prompt that pops up when you click "Register"
2. select either "Join Team" or "Create Team"
3. Complete registration for yourself
4. Click "Add More Participants"
5. Slide "Register with email and create fundraising page" bar to no
This allows you to register the child without having to put an email in. By not putting in an email, the child will not be a fundraiser and will not have their own fundraising page. They will still receive a T-shirt.
Also, registering via this pathway does not exempt the team from the minimum fundraising amount. 8 Adults with 2 children means that the team must raise $750 to cover the fee.
What does "physical fundraiser" and "virtual fundraiser" mean?
A physical fundraiser is someone who will be attending the Walk for Vision on August 20th.
A virtual fundraiser is someone who still wants to fundraise but cannot attend the walk.
What does the money collected go to?
The money raised goes towards the ground breaking research and educational efforts of OIUF in the eradication of ocular inflammatory diseases.
Can I make a donation to a team?
Yes. You can make a donation to a fundraiser on a team or you can make a general team donation.
Where should I mail donation checks?
All donations should be mailed to:
Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation
348 Glen Road
Weston, MA 02493
Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Foundation.
Please make sure that in the memo it says Boston Walk and who the donations should be credited to.
How do I find a participant's personal fundraising webpage?
Click on the home page and begin typing the first or last name. Your options will display as you type.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to a participant's fundraising account?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If an online donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us
What happens if I check the checkbox to "cover processing fees"?
If you check this checkbox, you will be charged the amount indicated next to the checkbox. This amount will also be visible to the non-profit. However, on the fundraising page, your intended - initial donation amount will be displayed.
Are donations tax-deductible?
All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, will the amount entered be in U.S. dollars?
Yes. For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, the amount entered in the online donation form will be in U.S. dollars.
Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?
Any donor who mailed their donation and provided an address will receive a receipt via mail once the donation has been processed. If you made your donation in installments, you will receive a receipt each time a monthly payment is processed.
Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
What is Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Foundation's Tax ID number?
A Tax ID number identifies Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Foundation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Organization. The Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Foundation Tax ID number is
How do I add a dedication when I make a donation?
When you make a donation online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant's Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as "From the whole Wolf family" or "in memory of Aunt Cathy."
What can I do if a check is written out to me personally?
If a donation check has been written out to you personally, you may endorse the back of the check and mail it in with a completed donation form to Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Foundation.
Can I mail in a cash donation?
It is not a good idea to send a cash donation in the mail. You may drop off the cash at Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Foundation along with your information or you can deposit the cash into your checking account and send a personal check from your account. You can also bring the cash donation the day of the walk.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to my page?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If your donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact
Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Foundation.
Can I enter a check online?
You can't enter a check online. What you can do is enter a check as a pledge. This can be done in the fundraising section of your headquarters page. The status of the check will be pending until the check is received by Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Foundation.
A donor is requesting a Tax ID number; what is that and how can I get it?
A Tax ID number identifies Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Foundation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax-deductible. The Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Foundation Tax ID number is .
Not all of my donors are showing up in the Honor Roll. Why?
As your donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the Honor Roll.
Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to me?
Log in with your email and password to visit your headquarters page. Select ‘My Fundraising Report on the left side. You will then find a list of all of your donors as well as a list of all donors to your team .
How can I send a thank you email to my donors?
To easily send thank-you emails to donors, follow these steps:
- Log in to your fundraiser dashboard by clicking the "My HQ" link in the top right
- Click "My Fundraising Report" in the left sidebar
- Locate the donor/donation you'd like to thank, and click "Send Email" (If the donor didn't submit their email address, this option is unavailable.)
- Type the message in the pop-up window, and click "Send Email"
Why am I receiving emails telling me that I've received a donation?
You are receiving these emails because we would like to keep you updated on your fundraising efforts. If you wish to stop receiving these updates, please login to your headquarters and edit your account preferences.
What is my personal page URL?
A personal URL is a shortened link to your team or personal page that you can send to friends and family in emails. A personal URL will look like this https://walkforvision.rallybound.org/boston/ben.
Can a donor add a dedication message that appears in my fundraising honor roll?
When a donor makes a donation online, s/he can enter text to appear on the fundraising honor roll. This may be the donor's name, or it could be something like "From the whole Wolf family" or "In Memory of Aunt Cathy".