Join Us and Move for Mobility
May 1 – 31, 2023
Get moving for a great cause—anytime, anywhere!
This May, get moving for a great cause—anytime, anywhere—with the Move for Mobility!
An estimated 75 million people around the world are waiting for a wheelchair. The Move for Mobility is an opportunity for you to use your mobility to raise awareness and provide new wheelchairs to others.
Run, walk, hike, roll, swim, jump, bike, or do any activity you choose, anywhere, for any distance, while raising funds to provide wheelchairs for people with disabilities in developing countries.
Our goal this year is to transform more than 2,600 lives with the gift of a wheelchair!
The Move for Mobility is fully customizable. You can run or walk on a treadmill or at a 5K. You can hike a trail or walk around your neighborhood. You can cycle outdoors or do your miles on a stationary bike. It’s all up to you! Complete your distance all at once or over a period of a few weeks.
Invite your friends, family, coworkers, church, sports teams, training partners, or other groups to form a team and Move for Mobility together!
When you register, you'll receive a Move for Mobility athletic T-shirt, wristband, and access to a fundraising toolkit.*
*Please note that welcome packets and finisher medals can be mailed to US addresses only.
Already registered for this year's Move for Mobility?
Can't make it in May? Sign up for our year-round Move for Mobility!
Testimonials from Movers
“When I saw that Free Wheelchair Mission was having a 'Move for Mobility' challenge, I thought it was perfect for our gym to get involved and be a part of it with challenges of our own, to really focus on how mobility has changed our lives... I felt like it was a perfect opportunity to be able to spread the message, have our gym involved, and get it known to other people in the community."
-Gretchen DeSouza, Ambassador for Free Wheelchair Mission
"I believe that when I walk for mobility, I am not just walking to raise funds for wheelchairs. I'm not walking only to change lives for those around the world who cannot walk. But, with Jesus' blessing, I am also walking for my donors. I am reminding them of my own mobility journey and what Jesus has done, can do, and will do through each and every one of us by the power of His love. I believe walking to be a 'Jesus-team' journey of love, new and different every time."
-Nanette Suarez, Ambassador for Free Wheelchair Mission
“It’s an honor to move for mobility in my wheelchair with my friends and family for such an important cause.“
- Jessica Harris, Ambassador for Free Wheelchair Mission
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to participate virtually?
It means you can do whatever activity you love to do, wherever you are, all for a great cause!
With the Move for Mobility, you can run in your backyard, on a treadmill, or at an official race. You can walk around your neighborhood or hike a local trail. You can bike out in the open air or get your miles in on a stationary bike. Swim laps, do jumping jacks... It's all up to you!
Can a group or team participate in Move for Mobility?*
Absolutely! We encourage groups of any size to create a team page and help us spread the word about the need for mobility worldwide and provide the solution through fundraising for wheelchairs. This includes schools, churches, businesses, sports teams, running/spartan groups and more! Visit our group page for more information.
Our staff is happy to help you customize an event that fits your group needs. Please contact Dana Hindman, National Ambassador Manager at email@example.com for more information.
Does it cost anything to register?**
No! It is free to sign up for the Move for Mobility. Our hope is that you will be inspired to fundraise or donate to help at least one person receive a new wheelchair. Each $96 donation will change someone’s life forever!
What does registration include?**
When you sign up for Move for Mobility on our Classy platform, it automatically creates an online fundraising page for you to share on your social media and text to family and friends by generating a dedicated link.
Once registration is complete, you can customize your fundraising page through the manage icon, located at the top right of your fundraising page. It is important to set a goal and tell your story which will inspire everyone who visits your page to support your efforts. Don’t forget to add a photo of yourself or your team in your new Move for Mobility gear!
When we receive your registration, Free Wheelchair Mission will mail you a Move for Mobility t-shirt and wristband. Our shirts are made of fast dry sports fabric and come in sizes for youth, men, and women.**
How do I create a fundraising page?
For step-by-step instructions, please watch these videos.
Do the miles need to be completed at one time?
You can complete your miles all at once or over a period of a few weeks. It's all up to you!
How can I combine my fundraising efforts with a race or activity I am already registered for?
Once you have signed up to participate for free on our website, you can select any race or activity of your choosing, then use your online fundraising link to tell your family and friends that you have decided to make your miles matter by funding wheelchairs, with their help.
Our resources are free, so you can feel confident about sharing the need for mobility with your network—all while doing something you love to do!
*Please allow a minimum of 4 weeks to host group events with 20 or more participants.
**Welcome packets and finisher medals can be mailed to US addresses only.