AN IMPORTANT UPDATE ON TAAFWalk 2020
Out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, and to prioritize the health and safety of our event attendees, the Board of Directors of The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation (TAAF) has made the decision to alter the way that we and our community celebrate our Anniversary Awareness Walk on May 3rd, 2020. TAAFWalk 2020, renamed TAAFWalk LIVE, will now be celebrated coast-to-coast in a shared, live broadcast format aimed at supporting the interactive camaraderie walkers have become used to while also providing event opportunity in the safety of your home communities.
We thank everyone for your calls and outreach of continued support as we've puzzled through these new changes and are delighted to share the developing plan for May 3rd's, TAAFWalk LIVE:
How will it work?
The change in direction to TAAFWalk LIVE continues our TAAFWalk traditions but in a live broadcast format. Incorporating a stellar 1.5 hour broadcast emceed in San Francisco by a professional and TAAF hosts, TAAFWalk LIVE will include remote grantees and guest speakers, produced video from registered walkers/friends of TAAF/TAAF Youth Ambassadors/celebrities, and live video-in and call-in opportunities for our community. Presented on our completely customizable sound stage, we will offer each part of our typical Walk celebration from band clips… to in memoriam photos… to new technology, all from the comfort of one’s own home. So that you don’t miss the regular exercise of the Walk, we will start at a later time, 3PM EST/12PM PST. Only registered walkers can view the live stream, but the final recording, including a massive Anniversary video, will be made permanently available on our website. With TAAFWalk LIVE, we will be able to enjoy the Awareness Walk in the moment… and for years to come.
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How can I be part of the action?
As a registered walker by April 10th, you are eligible to:
But what about fundraising?
We understand that the financial impact of this decision is huge. This event is budgeted to raise nearly $100,000, money that has already been committed to TAAF’s many programs as well as cerebrovascular research. Can we count on your help?
What if I can’t participate now?
That’s ok too; we really do understand. If you’d prefer to have a refund, just let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t want a refund? We hear you. We’d be honored to consider your registration as a donation to the overall Walk effort and thank you for standing with us again in 2020.