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UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge

October 08, 2022

Below you can find event, donation, fundraising and website FAQs. 
Can't find an answer to one of your questions? Feel free to reach out to us at

Event FAQ

Yes! We are back in-person at UCI's Aldrich Park for Challenge Day on Saturday, Oct. 8.
Go to “Register” to join as an in-person or virtual participant and help us fundraise for promising cancer research. Register as an individual or as part of a team.

Other ways you can get involved:
1. BECOME A VOLUNTEER and help us out on Challenge Day.

2. DONATE and one-hundred percent of participant funds raised are dedicated to cancer research.

3. SPREAD THE WORD by posting about the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge and tagging us on social media.
You can cancel your participation in the Anti-Cancer Challenge. Donations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Every registered participant has access to a personal fundraising page; we call this a Participant Center. The Participant Center allows you to manage your personal web page and fundraising activity. You can share your personal web page with friends and family by simply clicking on a link in an email, text, or Facebook post. This page is a way to share with others why you are participating in the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge. It makes it easy for people to donate. Your Participant Center also includes email templates asking for donations and thanking donors. It also allows you to view donation progress and add a photo or video to your fundraising page.
You can be any age! Anyone under 12 years of age should be registered as a child. To earn a T-shirt, adult participants need to raise or donate $50 and children need to raise or donate $25.
You can cancel your participation in the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge. If you plan to cancel your participation, write an email to to notify the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge office. Donations made in support of your ride are non-refundable.
A fundraising goal is the amount a participant hopes to raise. If the participant does not raise the amount, they are not charged for the outstanding amount. We encourage participants to set a high goal, as people are more likely to donate when they believe the participant has a difficult goal to reach.
You will be surprised how donations will start rolling in when you start asking. Some people raise $500 in one day just using their Facebook account. Here is how we support you in your fundraising journey:

- After registering for the challenge, every participant has access to a personal fundraising page; we call this the Participant Center. It’s loaded with tools and templates to make your fundraising easy.
- Visit our Tools and Resources page for further fundraising tips and support.
- We have a mobile app to help you fundraise on the go. This app comes with sample texts and email templates. It gives you the ability to accept donations from the palm of your hand.
- You can also review our Donation FAQ section for more information.
Teams can have up to four team captains. Team captains promote their team, recruit participants and encourage teammates to be successful. Team captains communicate regularly with the team and plan fundraising or training events. We work with our team captains to make sure they are successful!

Yes, we will have awards on Challenge Day:

Best dressed
Most spirit
Largest team
Top fundraising team and individual
Most inspirational
Yes, participants can start teams. To start a team, begin your registration and type your new team name into the SEARCH TEAM section and click CREATE. By starting a team, you become a Team Captain. Let team members know to select your team when they register. Teams may include runners, riders and volunteers.
No, there is not a registration fee to volunteer.
Volunteers are encouraged, but not required, to fundraise. We encourage every volunteer to raise at least $50 (e.g. 5 friends donating $10). Volunteers have the ability to create a profile, and have access to the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge fundraising tools. Volunteers have the ability to make a big impact, so get started fundraising today-you may be surprised how many people are excited to support life-saving cancer research.
We will have a variety of volunteer roles. We will be in contact after you register. 
Participants can sign up as an individual, but we encourage teams.  Here’s why:

Teams bring more people, money and awareness to the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Teams build camaraderie between groups of people who are passionate about finding a cure for cancer.

Teams put the fun in FUNdraising and have a great time training together.
Teams are comprised of two or more people. However, we encourage you to rally at least 10 team members for your team. Teams may include riders, runners/walkers or volunteers.
Anyone can start a team. And chances are you know at least one other person who cares about cancer who will join you. We encourage teams to try and recruit at least 10 participants. Don’t be shy; get your team started today. All you need is a great team name. Start your team registration by typing your new team name into the Search Teams section and click CREATE on the Register page.

By starting a team, you become a Team Captain. Once you complete registration, you can log in to your participant center to invite team members. Let team members know to select your team when they register as an individual rider, runner, volunteer or virtual participant. 
Anyone can join your team- riders, runners, walkers, volunteers, virtual participants and kids can all join forces on one team. Teams can also include a mixture of family members, friends, coworkers and acquaintances. Let’s beat cancer together. Invite everyone you know to join your team!
No, donations made to an individual team member can only go toward that team member.

Donate FAQs

Matching gifts are an easy way to raise money. Most companies match their employees dollar for dollar. 

Find out if your employer already has a matching gift policy here. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer. The donor (the employee) will complete the form. If your employer does not have a matching gift policy set up, contact your Human Resources department to find out if the company matches charitable donations.

Yes. You can make a donation to a Participant on a team or you can make a general team donation.
All donations should be mailed to:

The UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge
333 City Blvd. W., Ste. 605
Orange, CA 92868
Please make all checks payable to: UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge.
Please make sure that in the memo it says and who the donations should be credited to.
Click on the home page and begin typing the first or last name. Your options will display as you type.
Any donation made online should post immediately. If an online donation does not post within 24 hours, please contact us.
All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Yes. For non-U.S. donations made online with a credit card, the amount entered in the online donation form will be in U.S. dollars.
Any donor who mailed their donation and provided an address will receive a receipt via mail once the donation has been processed. If you made your donation in installments, you will receive a receipt each time a monthly payment is processed.
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
A Tax ID number identifies UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Organization. The UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge Tax ID number is 95-25401117.
When you make a donation online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant's Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as "From the whole Wolf family" or "in memory of Aunt Cathy."

Fundraising FAQs

If a donation check has been written out to you personally, you may endorse the back of the check and mail it in with a completed donation form to UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge.
It is not a good idea to send a cash donation in the mail. You may drop off the cash at the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge office (333 City Blvd. W. ,Ste. 605, Orange, CA 92868) along with your information or you can deposit the cash into your checking account and send a personal check from your account.
Any donation made online should post immediately. If your donation does not post within 24 hours, please contact UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge.
A Tax ID number identifies UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax-deductible. The UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge Tax ID number is 95-25401117.
As your donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the Honor Roll.
Log in with your email and password to visit your headquarters page. Select My Fundraising Report on the left side. You will then find a list of all of your donors as well as a list of all donors to your team .
To easily send thank-you emails to donors, follow these steps:
  1. Log in to your fundraiser dashboard by clicking the "My HQ" link in the top right
  2. Click "My Fundraising Report" in the left sidebar
  3. Locate the donor/donation you'd like to thank, and click "Send Email" (If the donor didn't submit their email address, this option is unavailable.)
  4. Type the message in the pop-up window, and click "Send Email"
You are receiving these emails because we would like to keep you updated on your fundraising efforts. If you wish to stop receiving these updates, please login to your headquarters and edit your account preferences.

Website FAQs

A personal URL is a shortened link to your team or personal page that you can send to friends and family in emails. A personal URL will look like this
When a donor makes a donation online, s/he can enter text to appear on the fundraising honor roll. This may be the donor's name, or it could be something like "From the whole Wolf family" or "In Memory of Aunt Cathy."