Moving for Medicine
Follow Dr Rodney on his journey
Moving is always more fun with friends and this year we would love to see teams from churches, small groups, sports teams and families taking part.
Have you been on a mission trip to Haiti and visited Bethesda in the past?
Has Dr Rodney or a Bethesda missionary visited your church or small group?
Does your small group pray regularly for Haiti and for Bethesda?
Do you and your family or friends have a passion for Haiti and for the people of Haiti to have access to healthcare?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, why not get a team together with those people.
This year we are offering to have Dr Rodney (internet dependent) or a board member speak to your group on zoom about Move for Medicine and to share more about what Bethesda is doing in Haiti right now. You and your team will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
We also have a team leader pack available to download which will tell you everything you need to know for your team to take part in Move for Medicine.
Every week your team will receive email updates along with prayer requests for Bethesda and for Haiti helping you feel more connected to the work in Haiti.
You can also join the facebook group which will give daily updates about the journey around Haiti and help you learn more about the people and country of Haiti.
Doing Move for Medicine as part of a team means you will not only have fun, get fit and raise funds but it will also strengthen your community as your move and pray together during the month of June.
Team leader responsibilities
Register your team on Race Roster
Get team members
Customize your teams personal sponsorship page
If needed collect cash and check donations
Share the sponsor form with team members
Motivate your team to get MOVING!
If you have any problems please Contact Us and we will do all we can to help.
For a registration fee of just $20 / £20 or $10 / £10 if you register before May 15th, you get access to the Move for Medicine community on facebook where you can follow the journey around Haiti, learning more about culture and life in Haiti. You will also get weekly email updates.
We are using Race Roster which makes it easy to track your progress and invite friends and family to sponsor you by setting up your own personal fundraising page.
Follow the steps below to register.
Register on the button below - make sure you choose the country you are living in! Sign up before May 15th to get the earlybird registration fee!
Decide how you will 'move' and set yourself a goal. Or get your friends involved by creating a team then set your collective goal.
Share your challenge with friends and family and ask them to sponsor you. Once registered you will have a personal link to share.
Get moving!! Record your distances using your smart watch or an app on your phone such as strava and post it on the event page.
Give to Move for Medicine
You can sponsor any of the teams and individuals taking part from your country. Just click on the register button above from your country and search for teams and individuals who you can sponsor. Or you can donate to Bethesda operations and include a note that your donation is for operations.
This year ALL donations given to Move for Medicine will be MATCHED dollar for dollar up to $40,000! If we met our goal this would be a MASSIVE boost to our pharmacy, patients and staff.
Is there a registration fee?Yes, the earlybird fee is $10 / £10 per person if you register by May 15th. After that the fee increases to $20 / £20. Enter the promo code 'Family' for a discount when registering as a family team. The discount will expire on May 15th.
How far do I need to 'Move'?The route around the entire country is 1323 miles. You can do the whole or partial distance as a team or set your own goal as an individual. We will add all the miles collectively 'moved' together.
Why is Race Roster asking me for a donation when I register?When you register you also have the option of sending a donation. You can continue to checkout with no donation just hit 'checkout' without adding an amount. Alternatively if you would like to donate you are able to do that.
How many people can I have on my team?It's up to you! There is no limit!You can be a team of 2 or 20 or more. The more people you are able to get involved the better.
How do I set up my team?When you register, you have the choice of creating a new team, joining an existing team or signing up as an individual. On Race Roster see the Register or the View and Join Team buttons on the left.
How do I record my distance?Once the event starts, you can begin tracking and reporting your activity on Race Roster. See the post virtual activity button on the top left. You can use your smart watch or an app on your phone such as Strava or ASICS Runkeeper to measure your miles moved. By using the ASICS Runkeeper app your distances will automatically be uploaded to Race Roster.
What is the money for?All funds raised will go towards purchasing medicine and other operational funds at Bethesda Medical Center in Haiti.
How do I get sponsors?Share your individual or team page on social media and ask your friends and family to sponsor you. For those who aren't internet savy, we also have a hardcopy of a sponsor form for collecting donor info. You can download this at the bottom of this page.
I want to sponsor someone, where do I send my donation?"You can donate to an individual, a team or the cause through various donate buttons on Race Roster. If you would prefer you can give cash to the person you are sponsoring or write a check. For more details on sending a check please see the question 'Can someone sponsor me with a check'.
Can someone sponsor me with a check?Yes. You can collect checks as sponorship and mail them into your receipting office (see below) or the donor can mail the check themselves. In the US Mailing address - Healthcare in Haiti Inc PO Box 682 Olney, Il 62450 Please make the check payable to 'Bethesda Medical Center' and include a note that the check is for Move for the Move. In Canada Mailing address- Great Commission Foundation PO Box 14006 Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B4 Please make the check payable to 'Great Commission Foundation' and write the project number 1064-1 on thememo line. Please also send a note stating the donation is for BMC relocation - Move for the Move In the UK Postal address- One Mission Society 114a Holywood Road Belfast BT4 1NU Please make your check payable to 'One Mission Society' and add a note that you check is for Bethesda Medical Center, Move for the Move.
Does a sponsor get a tax receipt?Yes, all donations received in Canada will be receipted throught our partner GCF Canada. In the US tax receipts will be issued from Healthcare in Haiti Inc.