FAQs

Virtual Fundraiser

What is a Virtual Fundraiser?

Register as a Virtual Fundraiser and do any activity - hike, run, walk, yoga, etc - you choose to be a part of the VeloSano community. It’s a fun way to be involved and because you set your own fundraising goal, you are doing your part to help raise dollars for cancer research.

If you are VeloSano Volunteer, we encourage you to also register as a Virtual Fundraiser and fundraise for cancer research.
 

What’s involved with being a Virtual Fundraiser?

Register as a Virtual Fundrasier,  set your own personal fundraising goal, personalize your fundraising page with your activity and a personal story of why the cause is so important to you, then ask every friend, family member and co-worker possible to donate to you in support of cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.

How do I register to become a Virtual Fundraiser?

Visit velosano.org, click the “Register” link and select the Virtual Fundraiser participation type during registration.
 

As a Virtual Fundraiser, can I join a team?

Yes! Please visit Search for a Team to look up the name of the team you want to join. Once you find your team, click the ‘Join This Team’ button. Upon completing your registration, the Team Captain will be notified that you have been added as a member.

Can a Virtual Fundraiser create a team?

Yes, while we encourage you to join a team of Riders if your family, friends and colleagues are starting a team, you can create a team. Simply gather co-workers, friends and family who will fundraise, create a team name, then register by selecting “Start a Team” and fill out the appropriate information. By starting a team, you become the Team Captain. Teams can be comprised of Virtual Fundraisers and/or Riders.

Is there a registration fee to be a Virtual Fundraiser?

There are no registration fees to participate in Virtual VeloSano. A $5 charge required at time of registration will be credited as a donation to your fundraising page within 10 business days. This $5 at the time of registration will help kick-off your fundraising and as a donation it is tax-deductible.

VeloSano is focused on raising as much money as possible for cancer research at Cleveland Clinic and we encourage you to raise more. In fact, we encourage you to go all-out, maximize your fundraising potential and become a Big Wheeler by raising $1,000 or more!

What is the fundraising commitment to be a Virtual Fundraiser

The obligation to meet fundraising commitments has been removed for Virtual VeloSano. A $5 charge required at time of registration will be credited as a donation to your fundraising page within 10 business days. Your $5, collected at the time of registration, will help kick-off your fundraising and as a donation it is tax-deductible.

VeloSano is focused on raising as much money as possible for cancer research at Cleveland Clinic and we encourage you to raise more. In fact, we encourage you to go all-out, maximize your fundraising potential and become a Big Wheeler by raising $1,000 or more!

Do I need a credit card to participate?

Yes, but only for your Required Self-Donation of $5.

What is a Virtual Fundraiser Big Wheeler?

Big Wheelers are VeloSano’s biggest fundraisers.  These individuals set big goals and go the extra mile to achieve them. Learn about our Big Wheeler levels, how you can become a Big Wheeler and more...in our Big Wheeler Blog

I want to set my fundraising goal higher than the minimum fundraising goal. Am I on the hook if I don't meet my higher fundraising goal?

During registration, Virtual Fundraisers who commit to Big Wheeler Gold Level or Silver Level must meet the higher Gold ($8K) or Silver ($4K) fundraising levels by October 1, 2020.
 
Virtual Fundraisers who did not commit to either of these levels during registration can manually increase their fundraising goal via their Rider Dashboard in the "Details" tab.  
 
Setting a high fundraising goal is an effective fundraising strategy. When people go to your fundraising page to donate to you, they will see you continue to need their help to reach your goal and may donate more!