Need help? We have put together some documents that will help walk you through the most commonly used tasks, such as registering, creating or forming a team, making a donation, using your Participant Center to fundraise and more!
Miles for Melanoma
The cure for melanoma begins with me.
Melanoma is the deadliest and fastest growing form of skin cancer and we all want a cure to be found soon. Miles for Melanoma is the way people come together, take action and help support this fight and the mission of the Melanoma Research Foundation.
In a series of 5k run/walk events held around the country, members of the melanoma community raise money, raise awareness and provide each other emotional support to make a difference. You can participate alone or as part of a team.
Every step matters and every step counts. There is more to be done and a long way to go, but a finish line is in sight.
Registering for an event is the first step to joining the Miles for Melanoma community!
- Retrieve Your Username/Password
- Register as an Individual
- Register as a Team Captain/Forming a Team
- Joining a Team
Using Your Participant Center
The Participant Center is your online portal to track your fundraising success throughout the event. You can customize your personal fundraising page, as well as your team page. (Note: access to team content is only available to Team Captains). The Participant Center is also your hub for fundraising asks - send emails to ask people to make a donation to support your participation, join you at the event or thank them for their support. Participants who customize their Participant Center are more likely to meet their fundraising goals, so start customizing your page today!
- How to Access Your Participant Center
- How to Edit Your Unique URL/Personal Fundraising Page Website Address
- How to Compose and Send an Email
- How to Upload a Photo or Video
- How to Edit Your Personal/Team Fundraising Page Content
How to Fundraise
Not sure how to kick off your fundraising? We encourage you to personalize your personal and/or team fundraising page(s) through your Participant Center and share your story.
Did you know that, on average, it takes three asks to receive a donation? Use the email function in your Participant Center to remind your friends and family that you're participating in Miles for Melanoma. Sharing your personal fundraising page via social media is another great start - simply post your link with a personalized message highlighting your connection to the cause and you'll see donations quickly start coming in. You never know who else has a connection! We also have some general facts about melanoma that you can use to show why fundraising for melanoma research, education and advocacy is important to you.
New this year: along with our fundraising prizes available for our $250+ fundraisers, we will also have gifts for the top five fundraisers and team captains at each event! Be sure to stick around after the run/walk - top prizes will be awarded during the awards ceremony. All participant who individually raise $100+ will receive an exclusive wicking/UPF t-shirt to thank them for being a Miles for Melanoma Champion!
Still lost? Check out Fundraising 101 for more fundraising ideas that will help you get to $100!
Learn how to make a donation or gift to an event, team or an individual participant to support the Melanoma Research Foundaiton.
Where Can I Find My Miles for Melanoma Event?
Still Need Help?
If you have any additional questions or need help registering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (202) 347-9675 for assistance. Miles for Melanoma is a national program, so please be sure to include the event name when you email or call.