FAQs

2013 Information

  1. How do I register for the Team Spirit Event Online?
  2. Who provides your online Registration & Donation service?
  3. Is my information secure?
  4. I registered and have not received my registration packet.
  5. Can I register the Day of the Event?
  6. Is there an age requirement to participate in the event?
  7. Do I have to pay to have my child participate with me?
  8. I already registered for the event and I won't be able to make it. Can I have a refund?
  9. I lost my Participant number.
  10. Is a portion of the registration fee a donation?
  11. Is my registration fee tax deductible?
  12. I registered by Mail, and don't see myself listed as a participant online.
  13. How does Team Spirit utilize the Donations?
  14. Do I have to raise $200 to participate?
  15. Can I collect Donations and bring them with me the day of the Event?
  16. I ran out of room on my Fundraising Envelope.
  17. Where can I mail my donation(s)?
  18. Are donations accepted all year long?
  19. How do I make a donation to a Participant online?
  20. Is my donation tax deductible?
  21. Will Donors receive a receipt for their donation?
  22. Why is the "Sponsor a Participant" search not finding a participant that I know is registered?
  23. I made a donation online and it is not showing up on the Participant's Fundraising page.
  24. How can I see who has donated to me?
  25. Donations I mailed in are not appearing on my Personal Fundraising Page.
  26. Will my donations I collect and turn in the Day of show on my Personal Fundraising Page?
  27. Can I enter offline donations that I receive to my Personal Fundraising Page?
  28. All of my Donors are not showing up on the scroll mechanism. Why?
  29. How do I modify my Personal Fundraising Page?
  30. I can't remember my username and password.
  31. I registered as a Team Captain - How come I have two Fundraising Pages?
  32. I registered as an Individual but want to create a Team and become Team Captain.
  33. Will Team Spirit put my name on various mailing lists?
  34. Do you need volunteers for the event?
  35. Will I have a chance to pick up my T-shirt and drop off my donation envelope?

 

1. How do I register for the Team Spirit Event Online?
Go to the Team Spirit Website and select the Register button located at the top of the website, in the pink bar. Then select Register, you will be guided through the registration process. Once your transaction is complete you will receive a confirmation email and you are ready to utilize your personal fundraising page created during registration.
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2. Who provides your online Registration & Donation service?
Team Spirit has contracted with BlackBaud through Memorial Medical Center Foundation to provide online support for the Team Spirit Breast & Ovarian Cancer Event. This not only gives you the capability to safely and securely register for the event, but also the ability to collect donations from friends and family through a much more efficient mechanism.
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3. Is my information secure?
Yes. Team Spirit/BlackBaud has made every effort to protect your information. BlackBaud uses industry standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure that your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. BlackBaud has also installed an encryption engine on their database server so that your data is securely stored.
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4. I registered and have not received my registration packet.
Please allow 7-10 days for your registration to be processed. If you still have not received your Registration Packet, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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5. Can I register the Day of the Event?
Yes - Onsite Registration is available. Registration opens at 6:30 am. Please come early to process your registration! Remember you can still fundraise. Visit our Fundraising page for more information, and for a downloadable Fundraising Form. Please note: The Day-Of registration fee will be $60 and includes a $20 tax deductible donation to Team Spirit.
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6. Is there an age requirement to participate in the event?
No, there is no minimum age requirement to participate in our annual event. However, if you are under 16 years of age, we do require a parent or guardian signature.
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7. Do I have to pay to have my child participate with me?
Children under the age of 12 can participate for free. But they must be registered. Go to Registration, and select Child Walker - and this will walk you thru registering your minor child. The Child needs a parent or guardian to sign the waiver, and be present with the Child at all times during the Walk. Children that are not registered will not receive a T-Shirt.
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8. I already registered for the event, and won't be able to make it. Can I have a refund?
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds, however, we would be happy to change your registration fee to a 100% tax deductible donation to Team Spirit, and we will issue you a receipt in the mail. Simply contact us by phone or email and we will handle this for you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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9. I lost my Participant #
That's OK. Bring your donation envelope with you the day of the walk. A replacement participant # will be issued to you at the Pre-Registered Participant check-in table.
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10. Is a portion of the registration fee a donation?
No portion of the $35 registration is tax deductible. This amount represents the gift value of amenities received as a participant in the event and also helps cover the cost of managing the event. Any gift above and beyond your registration fee is tax deductible. If you register at the $40 rate, $5.00 is tax deductible and you will receive a receipt in the mail.
The Day of Registration Fee of $60 does include a $25 tax deductible donation to Team Spirit
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11. Is my registration fee tax deductible?
No, your registration fee is NOT tax deductible. Your registration fee is not considered a donation. This fee helps cover the costs associated with managing the event and allows us to donate 100% of the monies raised to the Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial.
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12. I registered by Mail, and I don't see myself listed as a participant online?
If you registered by Mail you must still go online and create a Personal Fundraising Page. A fundraising page is not automatically created for you unless you register online. Go to Register and select Fundraise. This is FREE to do, and will only take a few minutes to setup.
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13. How does Team Spirit utilize the Donations?
The proceeds are donated directly to the Memorial Medical Center Foundation for direct benefit of breast and ovarian cancer programs at Long Beach Memorial's Todd Cancer Institute. Please visit 'Where the Money Goes' for further information.
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14. Do I have to raise $200 to participate?
The answer is no, this is not a mandatory amount. We are happy to have you participate with us regardless of the amount of donations you raise. This is a Fundraiser and we do encourage walkers to raise as much money as possible. Every dollar helps, and together we can make a difference. Please visit our Fundraising Tips page for more information on Fundraising.
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15. Can I collect Donations and bring them with me the day of the Event?
Yes! In your registration packet we sent you there is a Fundraising Envelope included for just this purpose. Use this envelope to collect your donations. Make sure that you have each donor's name, address and the amount donated listed on the outside of the envelope so a donation receipt can be mailed to them. Bring this envelope with you the day of the event.
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16. I ran out of room on my Fundraising Envelope.
Yeah! You can download and print an additional Fundraising Form to include with your fundraising envelope, or if you prefer another envelope, contact Team Spirit. Make sure the total of ALL your donations are listed on the outside of your envelope. Fundraising form PDF
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17. Where can I mail my donation(s)?
Please mail donations to:
Team Spirit/MMCF
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
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18. Are donations accepted all year long?
Yes, as a charity organization, you can make a donation to Team Spirit at any time throughout the year.
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19. How do I make a donation to a Participant online?
From the Team Spirit home page, select the "Find walker/teams to join or sponsor" pink button. You can then type the Name of the person you want to sponsor. Enter in the full name, or a portion, (John Smith, J Smith, or Smith) and you will get a list or registered participants. Select his/her name and you will be walked through the donation process.
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20. Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, your donation is tax deductible. You will receive a tax deductible receipt via email for online donations, and via mail for offline donations from Team Spirit following the event for your Income Tax return.
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21. Will Donors receive a receipt for their donation?
Yes, online donors will receive a confirmation email for their donation that IS a receipt. Donations you collect using your Fundraising Envelope and turn in the Day of the event will be processed by Team Spirit, and the donors will be mailed a receipt. Make sure that your Donor's Name, Address and Donation Amount are properly entered on your Fundraising Envelope.
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22. Why is the "Sponsor a Participant" search not finding a participant that I know has registered?
Only Participants who have created a Personal Fundraising Page are listed. You must type in the first name or last name of the Participant exactly how they registered. If you have trouble locating a participant, just click the SEARCH button, and you will be shown all of the teams and walker names. If you still have trouble locating a walker, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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23. I made a donation online and it is not showing up on the Participant's Fundraising page.
You have to select the participant from the list or walkers, and then make your donation thru his/her personal fundraising page. If you selected Donate, your donation went to support the general Team Spirit Fund. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you feel this was in error.
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24. How can I see who has donated to me?
All online donations will appear in your 'My Home” on your personal dashboard. Login to 'My Page' with the username and password that you created during registration. You can then view your activity and the amounts that have been donated. If you select the notification box on your page, Team Spirit will notify you via email for donations made online. Check your page for off-line gifts that have been added; no notification will be sent to you for off-line gifts.
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25. Donations I mailed in are not appearing on my Personal Fundraising Page?
Donations mailed in to Team Spirit on your behalf are posted to your Personal Fundraising Page as offline donations – it may take a few days to be received and processed. If 7 to 10 days has gone by and you still do not see a donation you know was mailed in please contact us.
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26. Will my donations I collect and turn in the Day of show on my Personal Fundraising Page?
These gifts will be entered into the system, but due to the size of the event, it does take time. A few days after the walk, please check the website from time to time for an update on the status of final personal and team fundraising results if you wish. Team Spirit will not update donations received on the Day of the Walk. We will include the money in your total amount raised, but the information will not appear on your fundraising page until we can update the system in the weeks following the event.
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27. Can I enter offline donations that I receive to my Personal Fundraising Page?
No. To have offline donations included in your Personal Fundraising Page Total they must be mailed into or delivered to Team Spirit/MMCF and processed. Once received by Team Spirit your Fundraising Page will be updated with details and amounts of donations received offline. For information on where to mail in donations see #17 above.
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28. All of my Donors are not showing up on the scroll mechanism. Why?
As your Donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the recognition scroll.
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29. How do I modify my Personal Fundraising Page?
Login to 'My Page’ using your username and password created during registration. Click on the purple “My Page” button and then select “Edit my Web Page”. Here you will be able to build/edit your Webpage.
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30. I can't remember my username and password.
Contact us and request to have your username and password emailed to you.
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31. I registered as a Team Captain - Why do I have two Fundraising Pages?
You will have a Team Fundraising Page and a Personal Fundraising Page. As Team Captain you are the only team member that has access to both.
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32. I registered as an Individual but want to create a Team, and become the Team Captain.
Login to 'My Page - Personal Headquarters' using your username and password created during registration. Select 'Edit my Profile' on the right hand side. Here you will see your registration record - Individual Walker. You can select to Join a Team from the list of Teams, or Create a new Team. Creating a new Team will automatically make you the Team Captain, and will create a new Team Fundraising Page linked to your account.
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33. Will Team Spirit put my name on various mailing lists?

NO. Team Spirit values your support and does not give out any of your personal information. Team Spirit will only mail you information regarding your donation, or information regarding our organization. (Event information) We will not give your information for any other organization. Team Spirit operates under MMCF, please read our Privacy Policy here.
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34. Do you need volunteers for the event?

Yes, we need volunteers before the event date, and the day of the event. If you would like to volunteer, please send your name, phone number and note if you are under 16, or need community service hours via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a call.
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35. Will I have a chance to pick up my T-shirt and drop off my envelope?
Yes. Early T-shirt pick-up and envelope drop off will be available twice. Please refer to the homepage for updated information on these early check-in dates as the information becomes available.
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2013 BUSINESS SPONSORS & UNDERWRITERS:

EMERALD SPONSOR
the walking company logo

GOLD SPONSOR
Advanced Wellness Center logo


SILVER SPONSOR
F_and_M_bank_logo

BRONZE SPONSOR

Food For Less Ralphs logos

Juanita's Food, LLC

HERO SPONSOR
Trench Shoring sm
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Friedas logo

HERO SPONSOR
Maxson Assoc logo

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John Garey Fitness Pilates

HERO SPONSOR
Windes and McClaughry logo

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Pike Rainbow Harbor

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County of Los Angeles/Supervisor and Mrs. Don Knabe

Delta Wye Electric, Inc.

Great Western Collection Bureau

Millwright & Machine Erectors Local Union #1607

Ohmega Solenoid Co., Inc.

 

INSPIRE SPONSOR
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2nd Street Beauty

Bordo, Inc.

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