Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Q. Questions about the event?

A. Contact us at steppinout@gundersenhealth.org

Q. When is the event?

A.  Saturday, September 9, 2017, 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Gundersen Medical Center La Crosse Campus.

Q. How much does the event cost? 

A.       

  • Early bird registration: Open from Monday, May 1 through Friday, June 30 at midnight.
    Cost is $15 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 5 to 12, under age 5 is free.
  • Regular registration: Runs Saturday, July 1 through Monday, September 4 at midnight.
    Cost is $20 for ages 13 and older, no change for under age 13.
  • Day of Registration: Runs from September 5 through September 9.
    Cost is $25 for ages 13 and older, no change for under age 13.

Q. Where does the money go?

A. Proceeds raised primarily fund the breast cancer research initiatives at Gundersen Medical Foundation but a portion is also dedicated to providing assistance to breast cancer patients in need, subsidizing mammograms for the underinsured and uninsured patients in our region and lending support to the services of the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders and Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care. For more information about what the research team is up to, check out our website. 

http://www.gundersenhealth.org/research/hematology-oncology-research-laboratory/personnel 

Q. Can I register more than one person at a time and pay for everyone?

A. Yes. When you are registering you will have the option to select REGISTER FAMILY MEMBER.  You may enter as many family members you need before you hit COMPLETE REGISTRATION.  Each adult will be required to have their OWN email address.  If you are registering a child, the system provides a format that you may use to provide them a fake email.  This needs to be done to ensure we aren’t having duplicate registrations.   

Q. What method of payment can I use to pay for the event?

A. If you register on line you must use a debit/credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. If you mail in a registration you can pay by: Debit/Credit card, Cash, or Check. 

Q. Is it safe to use my debit/credit card on line?

A. Yes. We are using a secure site to process your credit card and once it has been processed we will not be saving or storing your credit card information or number.

Q. Can I donate to a walker on-line?

A. Yes. Select the button that says DONATE.  You will have the option to donate to an individual, team or make a general donation.   Once you click “To an individual” you will be directed to a search screen to enter all or part of the name you wish to find.

Q. How do I find a participant?

A. On the Home page, on the left side of the page, there is a Search Participant section which allows you to search for a participant.

Q. How much money do I need to raise in order to receive a prize?

A. There are two incentive levels to receive prizes. Raise $100 and you will receive a Steppin’ Out in Pink Melrose tumbler – your choice of pink or black.  Be one of the first 500 to raise $150 and receive a Steppin’ Out in Pink plush blanket & Melrose tumbler!! *Only one incentive at each level earned will be awarded per registrant.  To see this year's prizes click here

Q. Where do I pick up my T-Shirt?

A. T-shirt pick up days will be:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 6 - 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Lower level of the Gundersen Medical Center, Onalaska 
  • Thursday, Sept. 7 - 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. - East Building on the Gundersen Medical Center, La Crosse 
  • Saturday, Sept. 9 - 7:00 - 9:30 a.m., Registration tent.
  • T-shirts not picked up by 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 9, will be released to "day-of-walk" registrants.

Q. Can I turn my pledges in the day of the walk?

A. Yes. Please make sure you have your name and/or your team name clearly marked on the envelope so we credit you with the pledges you have collected.

Q. Can I join a team after I have already registered?

A. Yes. Log into your personal page and click on edit my profile. Under event information select to join another team, select the team name in the dropdown box. You can also switch teams.

Q. How can I find out who is on a team?

A. On the left hand side of the Home page, there is a search box to enter a team name.  Once the team name comes up you can select it and see who is all listed on the team. 

Q. Can I be on more than one team?

A. Yes - However the online system will only recognize you on one team.  

Q. Do I have to be a registered walker to be a captain of a team?

A. Yes. If you have someone that you want to name captain but they are unable to walk because of health please contact us and we will make arrangements to accommodate your situation.

Q. What are the benefits of forming a team?

A. Forming or joining a team multiplies the fun you will have on the day of the walk. You can create a team to celebrate a survivor or honor someone you have lost. You can also create a corporate team and get your entire company involved.

Benefits of walking as a team:

  • Strengthen your impact - it’s proven that your fundraising increases when you’re part of a team.
  • Have more fun - it’s always more fun when your friends and family are by your side!
  • Stay motivated - keep you and your team’s fundraising on track.

Corporate team benefits:

  • Team -building - it’s a great way to grow camaraderie amongst your colleagues.
  • Increase community visibility - it’s a great way to gain exposure for your company.
  • Networking - Encourages co-workers to meet peers from other departments.
  • Leadership skills - Employees can volunteer to act as Team Captains.
  • Health and wellness - Encourages co-workers to get out and walk on event day.
  • Philanthropy - Walk to raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness is a great way to give back to your local community and support employees who may be facing the disease.

Q. Where do I park?

A. Parking is available at Gundersen Medical Center La Crosse campus off of South Avenue on both sides of the campus, watch for parking attendants to direct you.  Parking is also available at:  Pepsi, the lot on the corner of West Ave and Green Bay St.; the AVS Group Building, 3120 South Ave; Green Island ice arena

Q. If I am coming from out of town, are there lodging options?

A. Yes, we have many fine hotel choices in the area, Check out hotel and room availability here

Q. Where can I get on a shuttle?

A. Shuttle buses are available across the street from the East Building and off campus at the AVS Group building, 3120 South Avenue. Two shuttles will drop off and pick up on the grounds by the Registration tent. They will run from 7 am - 1 pm.

Q. What if I can't walk the whole walk?

A. NEW this year we have added a second shorter 2.5 mile route as an option for those that can’t complete the full 4.5 mile walk.  In addition, we have two Dahl Automotive vehicles waiting for your call! Ask for their number at any of the markers or get it from a crossing guard.

Q. Is my registration fee tax deductible?

A. No. Your registration fee is not tax deductible. The only tax deductible portion would be if you made an additional donation directly to the charity during the registration process or to the charity separately.