What is Unite for Bleeding Disorders?

Formerly the National Hemophilia Walk, Unite for Bleeding Disorders is a nationwide event that raises funds and awareness for all bleeding disorders. Participants raise money, locally and nationally, for crucial research, advocacy and education by joining together in a fun and festive event.

How do I register?

To register for Unite for Bleeding Disorders, select your walk and click Register Now.

When and where are the Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walks held?

The Walks will be held nationwide from April - November. Please find a walk for event specific information.

What is the average amount that participants raise?

Participants raise $120 on average. However, there is minimum fundraising of $25 to receive this year's exclusive t-shirt.

Are strollers, bicycles, inline skates or pets allowed?

Strollers are welcome at most walk sites. Bicycles and inline skates are not allowed. Pets are welcome on leashes at some walk sites, but please check with your local chapter.

Can my child participate in the walk?

Yes! The walk is a family event for all ages.

How long is the route?

The Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk is a noncompetitive event with routes that average about one to three miles. Please check with your local chapter for their specific route.

What if it rains?

In most cases, the Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk will take place rain or shine! If there is dangerous weather, the local chapter will notify participants to make alternate plans.

Is it difficult to organize a team?

Not at all. Once you have registered as a team captain, the local chapter will provide you with all the materials, guidance and motivation you need to form a successful team.

What does it mean to be a team captain?

Team Captains are the liaison between team members and the local chapters. They are responsible for recruiting and motivating other team members to participate and raise funds for the Walk.

Why are teams important to success?

Teams account for about 80% of the monies raised in walks. They represent companies, organizations, families, schools and clubs, and can range from as few as five walkers to hundreds. Forming teams is a great way to build company morale and camaraderie among co-workers. Families and friends can join together to walk for a common cause and increase community spirit.

How do I order materials?

Please contact your local chapter to order additional materials to make your fundraising a success.

How can my company match my funds?

Matching gifts are a great way to increase donations. Check to see if your company will match employee contributions and encourage your donors to do the same. To take part in a matching gifts program, request an application from the benefits manager or human resources department. Then send the completed form to your local chapter. They will verify receipt of your gift and complete the process.

How do I turn in donations?

Funds raised online are automatically directed to your local chapter. For funds raised offline, please use the walker collection envelope to turn in money at the walk or prior to the walk at a bank day. Funds can also be turned in to the local chapter throughout the year.

How is the money used?

100% of every dollar raised directly support your local chapter's advocacy, education and research initiatives.

Who do I make checks payable to?

Checks should be made payable to your local chapter. If the check is on behalf of an individual participating or fundraising for the walk, please indicate his/her name in the Memo area.

What are benefits of using online fundraising?

Online fundraising is designed to make your fundraising efforts a success. Some of the benefits of fundraising online are:

  • People who raise money online raise on average 3x more than those who raise money offline
  • You can connect to your social media circles to raise funds
  • Saving money on stamps by sending e-mails instead of solicitation letters through the mail.
  • Keeping track of donors through the use of built-in online fundraising tools.
  • Sending thank-you notes via e-mail after receiving donations.
  • Providing donors the benefit of automatic confirmation e-mail receipts to use for tax purposes.
  • Accepting credit cards so donors don't have to hassle with checks.
  • Helping your already busy chapter staff avoid the paperwork necessary when they receive checks or cash in the office.
  • Having fun setting up your Web page.

Is my online information secure?

The security and safety of your personal and confidential information is of highest priority to us. Please rest assured this Web site has adopted physical and technological processes and procedures to keep your personal information safe and secure. The personal information you provide when you register online or make an online donation is secured using Secure Socket Layers ("SSL") encryption technology. This SSL technology prevents such information from being intercepted and read as it is transmitted over the Internet to secure servers.