FAQs

 

Shine Your Light in person or from home.

100% of fundraising dollars support the life saving work of Phoenix Children’s.

GENERAL

What are the registration fees?

Registration is free for a limited time. We simply ask that you register and share your personal fundraising page. Every donation made to Ignite Hope goes directly to support sick and injured kids at Phoenix Children’s.

In-person adult registration is $45 in advance, $55 day-of, youth registration is $15 (12 years of age and under). Children 3 and under (excludes candle) are free.

There is no registration fee for virtual participants, your personal donation and fundraising efforts are greatly appreciated.

Can I register on the day of the event?

Yes, onsite registration will be available at the pre-walk festival. For event planning purposes, pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please note, registration at the event will be $45 in advance, $55 day-of for adult registration and $15 for youth registration.

We have a group that is walking. Does everyone have to register?

Yes, for planning purposes we require that all walkers register and acknowledge the participant waiver. Parents and legal guardians may accept the waiver for youth/minors.

How can I obtain Luminarias?

You can purchase a pack of luminarias when you register. If you've already registered, please order here, or email ignitehope@phoenixchildrens.com

Fundraising

Is fundraising required?

Phoenix Children’s relies on donations from our community to deliver the world-class care that saves children’s lives every day.

We encourage everyone who signs up for Ignite Hope to raise a minimum of $250. Visit our fundraising page to learn how easy it can be to reach that goal. 100% of fundraising dollars go directly toward making an impact in the lives of patients and their families.

Your fundraising efforts can help us hit our fundraising goal. Our top fundraisers will be featured the night of the program! Log in to your participant center to discover tips and tools to fundraise.

Can I personalize my page?

Yes, we hope you will! The more your page is personalized, the more effective it is. You can personalize it several ways:

  • The page you're assigned contains our default Ignite Hope photograph. We urge you to upload your own photo or even create your own mini gallery.
  • The standard page includes a general message about why people participate in the walk. We encourage you to replace this message with your own personal statement, tell your story and let others know why you walk for Phoenix Children’s.

How do people donate to my page?

Your family and friends can search via the “DONATE” button in the upper right, or the section on the home page below the Top Teams/Participants section. They can then search by name or team. Once your name comes up they can click on “Donate Now” and decide on the dollar amount they would like to donate to your page. After continuing, they will complete the donation form. An email note of gratitude is automatically sent to everyone who makes an online donation to you.

Where does the money go?

There are more than 60 programs and services at Phoenix Children’s supported strictly through donations. Your fundraising efforts support programs such as animal-assisted therapy, 1 Darn Cool School, The Emily Center, language services, pastoral care and music therapy among others.

How should I provide my donations to Phoenix Children's?

Supporters are encouraged to donate online through your personal fundraising page. If individuals prefer to send in a check, please mail donations to the following address:

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
Attn: Ignite Hope
2929 E Camelback Road, Ste. 122
Phoenix, AZ 85016

All checks should be made payable to Phoenix Children's Hospital. Please ask your supporters to provide the name of the individual fundraiser or team they are supporting on the memo line of check.

Do you send tax receipt letters for donations?

Phoenix Children's acknowledges all donations and provides an automated tax receipt letter by email after the gift has been made. Please save this email for your records.

Gifts received by mail will receive a tax receipt letter by mail upon gift being received and processed. Please allow for up to 10 business days.

Teams

What's the benefit of forming a team?

Forming a team of five or more people is a great way to rally the people closest to you—colleagues, friends and relatives—for an important cause. In addition to a personal fundraising page for each walker, teams get a page to showcase their collective fundraising progress.

How do I form a team?

Team captains can create a team during the registration process.

How do others join my team?

All team members must register to walk. During registration, walkers can join your team by searching and choosing the team's name.

If I register before my team captain, can I still join his or her team?

Yes. Once your team captain has registered, go to your personal fundraising page and click on the drop down box and choose the team you would like to join and click on “Save Fundraising Changes”. You won't have the option to join the team until he or she has registered.

Can I join a team after I've completed the registration process?

Yes. At any time after you register, you can go to your personal fundraising page and click on the drop down box and choose the team you would like to join and click on “Save Fundraising Changes”.

Event Day

If I am participating from home, how do I view the program?

Our program will be featured on Facebook Live. Prior to event day, information will be sent via email ahead of the event date (December 11) after you register.

How do I get to the Walk?

The walk starts and ends at North High School. North is located at 1101 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Beginning at 3:30pm the Eastbound Thomas Road lanes will be closed from 7th Street to Phoenix Children’s. There will be one Westbound lane open. Please plan accordingly.

Where shall I park?

Limited parking is available on campus at North High School. Additional parking will be available in the neighborhood surrounding North High School. We ask that everyone please be conscious of the neighborhood; be respectful with noise, parking and littering.

Ignite Hope Parking Map
Click for Parking Map PDF

What is the Walk route?

The walk route will start at the North High School baseball/softball fields and run north on Dayton Street, and run north on 12th Street to Thomas Road where it will then run eastbound to Phoenix Children's Hospital. The walk route returning to the high school will be the same and is self-guided.

What security measures are in place?

Walker safety is a high priority. Security personnel and police officers are present throughout the property and along the Walk route. Traffic is limited to one lane Westbound during the event.

Can I push a stroller or wheelchair?

Absolutely—this is a family-friendly event.

Can I jog, rollerblade or bring a scooter?

For everyone's safety, we ask that all participants walk.

FUNDRAISING CENTER WEBSITE

Does my child (12 and under) get a Fundraising Page?

All registered participants receive a Fundraising Page. If they choose to fundraise, they may personalize their page.