The military suicide rate is unacceptable.

We can't just talk about it, though. We have to do something.

We have to get out there, play an active role in the fight and show people we won't stand for it.

That's what our 100-mile challenges represent: putting in the effort to reduce the military suicide rate by 40% in the next 10 years.

Join us - everyone is welcome - in raising awareness of the problem and critical funds that provide tangible, personalized care for service members, veterans and military families.

FIND YOUR CHALLENGE

HOW TO JOIN A 100-MILE CHALLENGE

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Register in Messenger
Find your Challenge


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Start your personal 100 Mile Challenge fundraiser
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ONCE YOU'RE REGISTERED

Set your fundraiser goal and change the end date to the last day of the month

Change title to "FIRST NAME: CHALLENGE NAME"

Change cover photo to the 100 Mile Challenge photo (see Suggested Photos)

CHALLENGE GROUP FAQs

I saw an ad on Facebook for a 100-mile challenge. Is this legitimate? How will you use the money raised?

Yes, Stop Soldier Suicide 100 Mile Challenges are official and authentic! Funds raised provide direct support to service members and veterans at risk for suicide.

Our program connects each client with a trained wellness coordinator who provides unique, personalized assistance. They work together with the veteran to develop a plan to help navigate the challenges they are facing and empower them to move forward.

We’re a verified member of the Facebook for Nonprofits program. We’ve also earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, one of the premier evaluators of nonprofit organizations.

We invite you to take a moment to learn more about our process and how we help the military community.

I made a mistake while creating my fundraiser and/or making a donation. Can you help me?

We’d love to help, however, Facebook doesn’t allow individual donations or fundraisers to be modified by the charity. Please visit Facebook’s donation support page. In our experience, they are quick and helpful in resolving this type of problem.

My fundraiser ended and now I can’t edit or reopen it. Can you help me?

We love that you are excited to continue your fundraising, however, Facebook doesn’t allow fundraisers to be edited or reopened once they close.

If you’d like to keep pushing the group toward its collective goal, you can launch another fundraiser.

When you do so, make sure to follow the same instructions for naming as you did the first time (see the pinned post in your group) so Facebook recognizes you as part of the challenge.

Please also make sure to change the end date of your new fundraiser to the last day of the current month.

If my fundraiser has hit $300, why haven’t I received my t-shirt?

Keep an eye on Messenger for a prompt to provide your address, style and size. Once you provide that information, your shirt will be on the way shortly!

Additionally, it takes about 48 hours for Facebook to report fundraiser data. If your fundraiser hit $300 in the last day or two, we likely haven’t seen an updated total yet.

If you don’t receive a prompt to provide your t-shirt information in Messenger within a few days, please let us know!

How can I sign up for the challenge as part of a team?

We're happy to help! Although we can only register individuals through Facebook, you can form a team and start a fundraiser for your challenge with our DIY option. Click "Start Your Fundraiser," select "Start a new team," create your account, and you're on your way.

You and your teammates will be able to track your progress and thank your donors through your team page, and you can even link the fundraiser to Facebook to make an even larger impact.

Please note that each person on the team will still need to register for the challenge individually via Facebook so they can record their miles and take part in the challenge experience.

Is there an alternate way to donate if someone doesn’t want to use a credit card? What if I’d rather fundraise offline?

For a donation to count toward your challenge total (and thus progress toward a t-shirt), it has to be made through your personal Facebook fundraiser.

However, we’re grateful for any and all contributions. If you or your friends don’t want to participate in a Facebook fundraiser and prefer to send in personally, you can do so at our secure website.

When does the challenge officially start?

You’ll be able to start logging miles on the first of the month in which the challenge is taking place, but you can start your fundraiser as soon as you register.

If you haven’t done so already, check out the pinned post at the top of your group for instructions on how to register in Messenger and/or start your personal fundraiser with the correct name, date and cover photo.

How do I log miles?

You can log your miles in Messenger by selecting "Menu" then "Log Miles", and entering the number of miles you achieved that day.

Can I bike my miles instead of walking or running?

While the challenge is designed for walking and running, all are welcome. Feel free to participate by biking!

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