Get Fit for FernCare Challenges Fundraisers to Walk 20 Miles This Month

Get Fit for FernCare Challenges Fundraisers to Walk 20 Miles This Month

(FernCare, July 1, 2021)

Ferndale, MI – Starting July 1, 2021, we want to challenge you to personally complete a total of at least 20 miles and raise at least $100 to support FernCare Free Clinic! Your miles and dollars will help us raise not only much-needed funding and awareness for our vital work, but it will help you get healthy, too! Whether you are a walker, runner, or something in between – we hope that you will join us as we do our best to move on from 2020 and get moving in 2021!

During these uncertain times, it is more crucial than ever that we meet our fundraising goals to ensure that all patient services are on track to be fully funded. Although this year is beginning to look a bit more normal, your support has never been more essential. Lace up your sneakers and hit your local neighborhoods, tracks, and parks to walk and show your love for FernCare! Share your photos or videos of you reaching your personal goal and participating in the Virtual Walkathon on Facebook for a chance to win some cool prizes! Everyone is invited to participate so get your friends and family to join you too!


What is the Get Fit for FernCare Virtual Walk-athon? 

For the entire month of July, participants will join together to show their commitment to FernCare Free Clinic’s mission of serving Michigan’s uninsured by walking – at their own pace, on their own time, alone or with friends – and collecting pledges of support!


How does it work?

Form a team or walk on your own. Invite your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to join you and have fun together raising money for a great cause.

Just walk! It’s all up to you, your ability and your goals! If you pledge to walk 20 miles, that’s just about 1,500 steps or about a half mile a day – that’s it! (Based on 3mph for a 5’5” woman).

Do I have to sign up on July 1?

No! You can sign up any time during the month of July and collect pledges all month long, too!


How far/much do I have to walk?

It’s all up to you! Although we suggest that you commit to walking at least 20 miles, do what you can! If you haven’t been very active or have physical issues, walking just a little bit (with your doctor’s approval, of course!) can help you feel better and begin to build up some strength and endurance. A seasoned walker? Use this opportunity to challenge yourself! By raising pledges and making a commitment, you’ll have a whole team of people rooting you on and keeping you moving!


How much do I have to raise?

Again, it’s up to you! We ask that you commit to at least $100 (that’s only $10 each from 10 friends!), but challenge yourself! All money raised will go towards helping FernCare continue to provide services to Michigan’s uninsured! You can always jump-start your fundraising by pledging yourself!


Tips and Tricks

Enjoy celebrating and Getting Fit for FernCare however you would like! Take a walk around your neighborhood, have a family room dance party, or hold a virtual hang out with your team. Be sure to join us online for walk route ideas, health benefits, participant photos, and more!


Help spread the word about Get Fit for FernCare! Like and share our Facebook and Event page. Post the link to your team on your page to ask for support. And, always use #GetFitForFernCare when sharing photos and posts.

Sounds Fun – I’m in! Now what?

Just sign up on our website. It’s really easy! Just go to, click “register” (you can register as an individual or register a team). The easy to follow directions make it simple to register and set up your fundraising page! Then, share the link with your friends and family and ask them to assist you in reaching your goal by making a pledge – any amount will do! Next – get walking! We’ll be posting daily tips, offering encouragement and other reasons why walking and getting healthy is great for you!

If you have any questions, please email Thanks, and happy walking!

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