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Walk Day FAQs

What should I expect on Walk Day?

Be sure to check the Walk home page of the location you are participating in for specific event information! Updates about the Walk format, date, and time will be released and shared in late spring or summer. 

If your Walk is a virtual event, there will be no in person gathering. Your team can create a customized celebration whenever and wherever you choose!

An in-person Walk for Apraxia event starts with a window of time for all participants to register and check in. Once participants are checked in, each Walk officially begins with an opening ceremony to celebrate all of the Apraxia Stars in attendance. During the ceremony, each child with apraxia will be called up individually to receive a medal recognizing all of their hard work and accomplishments! After the ceremony is finished, the walking portion of the day will begin. Typically, the Walk is no more than a mile in length and stroller/kid friendly. Many Walks begin in the morning and last until around lunch time.

How do I find specific information about my Walk?

Your local Walk website will be updated with details about the day of the Walk and will serve as your main information hub for the Walk! We encourage you to check your Walk site frequently in order to have the most up-to-date information. Find your local Walk site from the map here. We also encourage you to find your official Walk for Apraxia event on Facebook, mark yourself as attending, and connect with other participants via social media! Additionally, in the week leading up to the Walk, you will receive an email with any last minute details and information.

What happens if it rains?

The Walk for Apraxia is a rain or shine unless a natural weather emergency occurs.

In the event a Walk has to be cancelled or rescheduled to a natural weather emergency, participants will be emailed a notification.

Can I bring my dog?

Every Walk venue has different rules and regulations regarding dogs. If you have a question about bringing a dog to your specific Walk, please contact your local Walk Coordinator for more information (contact information available on your local Walk for Apraxia website).

Is the Walk for Apraxia a competitive event?

All of our Walks are non-competitive events that are family friendly.  Walk routes on average are about a mile in length and family/stroller friendly. All participants are encouraged to walk, but it’s not mandatory.

Fundraising Ideas

The Walk for Apraxia not only celebrates the Apraxia Stars, children with childhood apraxia of speech, but it is also the leading initiative of fundraising for Apraxia Kids. These funds help Apraxia Kids grow their resources and programs to serve families across North America. Check out the Fundraising Help section of the Help Center as well as the toolkit in your Participant Center for fundraising resources. Additionally, please see the Fundraising Ideas listed below for fun and easy ways to engage family, friends, and supporters from the comfort and convenience of your own space.

Around Your House and Neighborhood

  • Grocery Pick-up or Delivery – Offer to deliver or pick up groceries to people in your neighborhood in exchange for donations to your fundraising page.
  • “Give it Up” Challenge – Challenge your team to give up something from their routine for a week – coffee, fast food, etc. – and to donate the amount they save to your Walk team!
  • IOUs – Offer “IOUs” for future things such as dinners, errands, car washes, chores, cleaning services, or crafts in exchange for a donation. 
  • Takeout Dine to Donate – See if any local restaurants are still doing Dine to Donate events for takeout/pickup! Pick a night to support your favorite local restaurant while also raising funds for your team. 
  • Note to Your Neighbor – Put a note in your neighbor’s mailbox letting them know you are participating in this year’s Walk for Apraxia. Ask them to join your team and make a donation.
  • Letter Writing – Take advantage of good old fashioned snail mail! Write letters to your friends and family across the country inviting them to join your Walk team. One of the benefits of the Walk is that your friends and family everywhere can join your team and walk in solidarity from wherever they are!

Online Activities

  • Donor Incentives – Offer personalized donor incentives to your donors! For each $10 donation, send a personalized note. For a $20 donation, send a note and give them a shout out on social media! For a $50 donation, send a note and give them a video shoutout on social media! Get creative about how to thank your donors.
  • Host a Game/Trivia Night – Invite your friends and family to participate in a trivia or game night in exchange for donation to your team. If you have a prize you can offer, even better!
  • Movie Night – Utilize a streaming service that your entire team has access to and rally your teammates, friends and family to watch a movie together. Create a fun game to go along with the movie! For example, every time the word “walk” is said in the movie, everyone donates $1 to your team.
  • Garage Sale – Go through your things and see what items you are ready to part ways with…then sell them online! Post a Facebook album asking buyers to comment on items they want to buy and donate all of the proceeds to your Walk team!
  • Face Mask Fashion Show – Pick a night to host all of your friends, family, and team members on a video call. Invite everyone to sport their favorite facemask and have your participants vote for their favorite with a $1 (or higher) vote. Then, combine all of the “votes” as a donation to your Walk team
  • Art Auction – Auction off some of your Apraxia Star’s best artwork to your friends and family. Post a photo album on facebook and allow bidders to stake their claims! Donate all the funds to your Walk Team.

Social Media and Email

  • Facebook Fundraising – Link your team fundraising page to a Facebook fundraiser. It is an easy way to expand your network and hit team goals!
  • Fundraising Link in Emails – Customize your team page URL in your participant center. Then, add that simplified link to your personal email signature so that everyone you contact has the opportunity to read your story and donate!
  • Share on Social Media – Share the link to your team fundraising page on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more! Invite your friends and family to donate or join your team!

Celebration Ideas

You can celebrate the Walk for Apraxia on Walk Day this fall, during Apraxia Awareness Month, or all year round! One of the foundational pillars of the Walk for Apraxia is the celebration and recognition of the Apraxia Stars, and we are thrilled to support you in celebrating YOUR Star. There is truly no limit to the number of creative ways you can celebrate the Walk, but below are some suggestions to help get the ball rolling!

Ways to Celebrate all year round

  • Blue Ribbons – Cut blue ribbons to tie around the trees in your yard. Send some to friends and family (or offer them in exchange for a donation to your team) so that they can do the same! 
  • Video Testimonial – Create a short video testimonial and post it on social media. Let everyone know about the #WalkforApraxia and how they can support your team and Apraxia Stars all across the country. 
  • Use the Hashtag – Post and share videos and photos of your celebrations using #WalkforApraxia throughout the Walk season!
  • Make a Yard Sign – Design a yard sign (or get our template printed) to celebrate your Star and spread apraxia awareness to everyone driving by!

Online Activities

  • Donor Incentives – Offer personalized donor incentives to your donors! For each $10 donation, send a personalized note. For a $20 donation, send a note and give them a shout out on social media! For a $50 donation, send a note and give them a video shoutout on social media! Get creative about how to thank your donors.
  • Host a Game/Trivia Night – Invite your friends and family to participate in a trivia or game night in exchange for donation to your team. If you have a prize you can offer, even better!
  • Movie Night – Utilize a streaming service that your entire team has access to and rally your teammates, friends and family to watch a movie together. Create a fun game to go along with the movie! For example, every time the word “walk” is said in the movie, everyone donates $1 to your team.
  • Garage Sale – Go through your things and see what items you are ready to part ways with…then sell them online! Post a Facebook album asking buyers to comment on items they want to buy and donate all of the proceeds to your Walk team!
  • Face Mask Fashion Show – Pick a night to host all of your friends, family, and team members on a video call. Invite everyone to sport their favorite facemask and have your participants vote for their favorite with a $1 (or higher) vote. Then, combine all of the “votes” as a donation to your Walk team
  • Art Auction – Auction off some of your Apraxia Star’s best artwork to your friends and family. Post a photo album on facebook and allow bidders to stake their claims! Donate all the funds to your Walk Team.

Ways to Celebrate on Walk Day

  • Group Video Call – Get your team together virtually to gear up for Walk season! Use apps like Houseparty or Zoom to have a group video call. Take pictures and share using #WalkforApraxia to show everyone your team spirit!
  • Make a Team Sign – Grab a piece of poster board and your best artistic skills and create a Team Sign! You can put the sign in your yard, hang it from the porch or mailbox, and then carry it with you on Walk Day.
  • Decorate – Decorate your porch, backyard, living room, or with balloons, signs, and photos! Take advantage of the templates in the Celebration Kit!
  • Make a Playlist – Create a Walk for Apraxia playlist on a shareable app like Spotify and share it with your entire team! You can all celebrate to the same soundtrack of your Apraxia Star’s favorite tunes.

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