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MMW Drive Event Info

2021 Miracle Mile Drive
Will there be a three mile walk as usual? No, there will not be an in person walk this year. Your health is our top priority! University Health Care Foundation is holding its second socially distanced Miracle Mile Drive.

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How can I participate in this event? 
There are several ways you can be involved in the Miracle Mile Walk.

1. Safely attend the event. Join us on Oct. 16 and enjoy the fun without ever leaving your car. Participants and teams can drop off their donations safely at our “donation drop off” drive through and pick up T-shirts. Survivors will be recognized and cheered for as they drive through the event. They will receive a free t-shirt and survivor button. Miracle Mile merchandise will be available for purchase, all without leaving your car.

2. Volunteer. We need volunteers to help make this event a success. See below on ways to volunteer.

3. Register, Fundraise, or Donate. To register as a participant and create or join a team visit our website at www.TheMiracleMileWalk.org and encourage your friends and family to donate to your cause! You can also donate to other teams or individuals on our website.

4. Become a sponsor! For details on sponsorship levels click here or contact us directly at 706-667-0030 or amandarichardson@uh.org.

What if I cannot attend the event this year? The event will be broadcast live with survivor stories, information and education about breast cancer and diagnosis on Facebook Live. WJBF News Channel 6 will also be doing a live broadcast from 9:00-9:30 am.

Will there be a t-shirt contest? In lieu of the usual t-shirt design contest, this year we will be having the Miracle Mile Drive Car Decorating Contest! Decorate your car with paint, streamers, balloons, posters, flags and anything else you can think of—get creative! Each car will be judged as they drive through and the winner will be announced at the end of the event.

Registration
What is the cost? Registration is free, however we encourage you to raise funds to help support our mission of saving lives in the community.

How do I register online and encourage donations?
Go to www.TheMiracleMileWalk.org and click “register as an individual.” Join as a new participant or log in as a returning user. You can even create your own fundraising page, share it with your friends and family and encourage them to donate to your cause.

How do I register as a team and encourage donations?
Go to www.TheMiracleMileWalk.org and click “start a team” or “join a team” that’s already started.

What if I want to fundraise outside of my fundraising website? We have fundraising packets available for anyone wanting to collect donations in-person from family and friends. We encourage you to register and fundraise online. However, if you’d rather use the fundraising packet you may pick one up at the University Health Care Foundation office or have one mailed to you by contacting us at (706) 667-0030.

Raffle Tickets
Where can I buy raffle tickets? Raffle tickets can be purchased at: University Main Hospital’s Information Desk, University Hospital – Summerville, University Hospital – McDuffie, University Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Institute, The Randy W. Cooper, M.D., Center for Breast Health Services, Foundation Office.

When is the last day to purchase tickets? You can purchase raffle tickets up until we draw the winners. Tickets will be available to purchase in the parking lot of the Miracle Mile Drive.

What if I am not in town the day of the event? You DO NOT need to be present to win. Be sure to fill out the ticket with all of your information and we will contact you to let you know if you win. The raffle ticket drawing will be broadcast live on Facebook at 11:00 a.m.

How much do tickets cost? $5 per ticket, $25 for 6 (Buy 5, get 1 free!)

Survivors
What do survivors get? Survivors will receive a free t-shirt and signature survivor button. These items can be picked up at the University Health Care Foundation on T-Shirt pick up day, Thursday, October 14 or at The Miracle Mile Drive event.

How will survivors be recognized at the event? When survivors drive into the event, a temporary cling will be placed on their car so everyone they drive past will know they are a survivor and can cheer for them as they drive through the event.

Volunteer
Do you need volunteers? YES! If you would like to volunteer download the volunteer form and submit this form by mail, email or fax by October 1st.

Where do I send the completed volunteer form to? Fax: (706) 667-0059 Email: mmwvolunteers1@gmail.com Mail: 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904.

What is the difference between a Preparation Volunteer and a Day Of Volunteer? A Preparation Volunteer will help in the days leading up to the event with packing and labeling boxes, organizing merchandise, putting together participant bags, etc. Day Of Volunteers will be in the parking lot and other locations helping with executing the event. This could be directing traffic, cheering along the route, helping sell merchandise, set-up and clean-up, etc.

Who can volunteer? Anyone over the age of 16 can volunteer. All volunteers will have their temperature taken before starting their volunteer shift. They will also be required to social distance and wear a mask. Volunteers also receive a free t-shirt.

T-shirts
How do I get a free t-shirt? Participants who raise $100 or more will receive one free t-shirt. Survivors and Volunteers also receive a free t-shirt.

When and where is T-shirt Pick-up Day? This year will be Thursday, October 14 in the University Hospital, Summerville Campus parking lot from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Can I buy a t-shirt at the event? Yes, Miracle Mile Walk t-shirts will also be available at the Miracle Mile Drive.

Sponsors
I am a sponsor. How will I receive my t-shirts? We will contact you to coordinate delivery. You can also contact the Foundation office at (706) 667-0030 or email laurensapp@uh.org to coordinate pick up.

Will sponsors be allowed to set up a booth at the event? Keeping the safety of our participants, volunteers, and sponsors in mind, sponsors will not be allowed to set up a tent to give away items to participants. However, if you would like to include anything in the participant bags, please contact the Foundation by Oct. 1 to coordinate this.

Donations
Are donation tax-deductible? Yes, all donations are tax-deductible.

How can I make a donation? Donations can be made with a credit or debit card online at www.TheMiracleMileWalk.org. Checks and cash are also accepted at the Foundation office. Checks can be made out to University Health Care Foundation with “Miracle Mile Walk” written on the memo line.

Other Questions
Where can I pick up posters? If you would like to help us promote the Miracle Mile Drive by putting posters in your community, they are available for pick up at the Foundation office.

What is the Foundation’s contact information? Address: 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904 Phone: (706) 667-0030 Email: foundation@uh.org

 

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