This week we released an update to the app that enables you to get sponsored by your friends.
Maybe you're already asking your friends to sponsor you for an event like a marathon or half marathon.
Or maybe the event thing isn't quite for you but you want to go the extra mile for your charity.
If so, then we've got a challenge for you: The Charity Miles 100!
If you accept this challenge, then you'll commit to walking or running 100 miles over 1, 2 or 3 months.
If you do 3 months, that's just a little more than a mile per day. If you choose 1 month, that's just a little more than 3 miles per day.
Anyone can do this. It's not about fitness. It's about commitment.
Now I know that it can be scary to ask your friends and family to sponsor you. But we're here to help.
First, we've partnered for this with JustGiving, the world's largest crowdfunding platform. They have helped over 25 million people raise over $5 BILLION for charity!
They've literally mastered the art and science of personal fundraising.
When you sign up for the challenge, you'll be given your own personal JustGiving fundraising page where your friends can sponsor you. These pages are designed to tell your story compellingly, and keep your friends updated on your journey.
Also, when your friends sponsor you through the fundraising page, those donations will show up in your Charity Miles app, keeping you motivated on your journey. And JustGiving will send the donations directly on to your charity. (So we don't have to get involved in any of the processing.)
Team, the potential here is HUGE.
The average JustGiving fundraiser raises $400. If all of our members did this we could raise over $50M a year for charity!
So you know what to do. Let's get on it!
Thanks to all of you for your enthusiasm and support!
Every Mile Matters!