BridgeWalk 2017 Frequently Asked Questions

FUNDRAISING:

Yes. Have them go to the website and donate to your walk under the donate tab. Just locate name of walker and donate online. Or you can give a check to your walker for him/her to submit.

Checks should be made payable to: HOPE

Please include name of walker being sponsored in the memo line.

If mailing, please send to the following address:

HOPE
c/o Northwestern Memorial Foundation
251 East Huron Street
Galter Pavilion, Suite 2-300
Chicago, IL 60611

Please contact Jennifer Juraco, 312-926-7133, Jennifer.Juraco@nm.org. So that we may resolve the issue as efficiently as possible, please include the following information in your email: your first and last name, the first and last name of the donor, the amount of the donation, the method of payment of the donation, last four digits of the credit card (if applicable), and date the donation was made.

Yes. Every pledge or donation will be recognized with a tax letter from HOPE. HOPE is a 501(c) 3 organization and part of Northwestern Memorial Foundation.

WALKING THE BRIDGES:

You can register anytime up to end of September, 2017. You are asked to raise $1,000 per walker.

No. We just ask that you raise funds for the walk itself.

Yes, the team is responsible for raising $1,000+

Walking the 18 bridges is about 4 miles. We encourage you to take in some of the sites along the way.

You can walk the bridges anytime in the month of September, 2017. You are free to pick a day/time that is convenient for your schedule and weather choices.

No, that's the ease of this walk. You can complete it on your own schedule and start or stop when you need or want to.

Yes, you are responsible for your dog.

Yes, they can walk with you if you would like. That is an individual decision you can make as they are not part of the event.

It's located on the website under the map tab.

If you have a smart phone, there will be an app that you can download onto your phone that will give you information about your location and what bridge you are closest to.

There is Tips section in the map tab will give you info on several parking locations at either the Lake Shore Drive bridge area or Van Buren bridge area (depending on where you chose to start your walk).

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Yes, you can post pictures of your walk on the Hope Chicago Facebook page, your Facebook page. Other options are Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Youtube, tumblr., Vine, etc. Don’t forget to hashtag your photos, #BrigeWalkForHOPE2017.