The Corgi Walk Is Going Virtual!
Join Corgis Around the Country in Raising Money for the Corgi Assistance Fund
The 13th annual Corgi Walk in the Pearl in Portland, Oregon, had to be canceled this year because of the COVID-19 virus. But the virus hasn’t stopped our Corgis from taking us on walks, hikes, and runs to their favorite spots, or helping us raise money for Corgis. Beginning this year, the annual Corgi Walk will take place as a Virtual Walk during the beautiful Fall months of September, October, and November 2020. The Virtual Walk is for all Corgis in the U.S.
The Corgi Assistance Fund is the fundraising arm of the Corgi Walk in the Pearl and now the Virtual Corgi Walk. Corgi owners who have registered and pledged miles may access resources to help their Corgis with serious medical or behavioral issues. There are no financial requirements for applicants. Resources based on funds raised from the 2020 Virtual Walk will be available by application beginning in January 2021.
Fundraising Goal For 2020 Virtual Corgi Walk: $35,000
FAQs for the Virtual Corgi Walk
Why Participate in the Virtual Corgi Walk?
The Virtual Walk will raise money for the Corgi Assistance Fund. The Fund was established in 2019 to raise money to help Corgis with serious medical or behavioral issues. The Fund is an Oregon Nonprofit Corporation.
Where Will the Virtual Corgi Walk Take Place?
The Virtual Walk will take place anywhere that you choose to walk, hike, or run with your Corgi.
When Will the Virtual Corgi Walk Take Place?
The Virtual Walk will take place throughout the Fall months of September, October, and November 2020.
Who May Participate in the Virtual Corgi Walk?
The Virtual Walk is open to all Corgis in the U.S. You may also walk in memory of a Corgi that has passed away.
Who Decides How Many Miles to Walk, Run, or Hike?
You, the participant, will decide how many miles you want to walk, run, or hike with your Corgi. You will set a goal for the number of miles you plan to walk, run, or hike during September through November and pledge that amount when you register. You may decide later to pledge additional miles. For example, after you have completed the targeted miles you paid for, a 10k walk may be announced in which you and your Corgi would like to participate. It’s perfectly fine to then pledge additional miles.
What Does It Cost to Participate in the Virtual Corgi Walk?
To benefit from the Corgi Assistance Fund, you will need to register and pledge miles. The registration fee for the Virtual Walk is $25. There is a $1 per mile fee for every mile you plan to walk, hike, or run. When you register, you will pay the registration fee of $25 plus $1 for every mile you pledge to walk. For example, if you set a goal to walk 25 miles during September through November, you will pay $25 (registration) plus $25 ($1 per mile), for a total of $50.
If you decide later to walk additional miles you only need to pledge and pay for the extra miles. There will be no additional registration fee.
What About Families, Friends, and Organizations Who/That Want to Support the Virtual Corgi Walk?
There are three ways for families, friends, and organizations to support the Virtual Walk and raise money for the Corgi Assistance Fund.
- They may pledge miles on behalf of the Walk or a particular Corgi.
- They may register and pledge miles on behalf of a person who owns a Corgi.
- They may donate to the Virtual Walk.
How Do I Pay for the Virtual Corgi Walk?
There are two payment methods that can be used to pay for the Virtual Walk: credit/debit card or check/money order.
- Credit or Debit Card payment (for registration, pledges, donations)
- Check or Money Order payment (for registration, pledges, donations)
Payments made to the Virtual Walk are secure and confidential. Your e-mail address may be used to invite you to future fundraisers for the Corgi Assistance Fund.
How May a Registrant in the Virtual Corgi Walk Apply for Resources from the Corgi Assistance Fund?
The Corgi Assistance Fund web page describes what medical and behavioral issues will be eligible for reimbursement and how you may apply for resources from the Fund.
In January 2021, an announcement will be made on this web page stating the amount of money that was raised from the 2020 Virtual Walk and the amount available for medical and behavioral issues.
How Can I Keep Track of the Money Raised for the Virtual Corgi Walk?
To see how the Fund is growing, information about the Virtual Walk goal, amount of money raised, number of miles walked, and number of people who have registered, pledged money, and made donations will be posted on this web page each month.
How Can I Share My Virtual Corgi Walk Experiences?
We want to showcase your walks, hikes, and runs with your Corgi. Please send a short blurb and photo or video to email@example.com. With your permission, they will be presented on this web page in September, October, and November.
Please also share your photos and videos of the Virtual Walk using the hashtag #VirtualCorgiWalk2020 on any social platforms you use.
Thank you for supporting the Corgi Assistance Fund
Lynde Paule, Organizer Virtual Corgi Walk