Join Team Nora Jane

Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:00 am CST

Hosted By Nora Jane Foundation

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Virtual Walkathon
for NKH

Walk in place as we shelter in place.

Turn steps into dollars for charity

Like many other organizations, we rely heavily on public events to raise money for NKH research. In light of our current global state, we decided to host a virtual "walk-a-thon" to raise funds for NKH research and awareness. Each Zoom the Room Team will host a Zoom meeting on their respective date. We will walk, ride, laugh, and enjoy the company of each other, from afar. We urge you to get involved in the first ever Zoom the Room and help us as we continue our fight to save the lives of hundreds of children around the world.

Covid-19 Announcement

During the COVID-19 pandemic, research cannot stop and our medical system is being tested as never before.This  fundraiser is pursuing a global impact for NKH research globally.

There has never been a more important time for all of us to step up. Join a Zoom the Room team today and help raise money and awareness for gene therapy for NKH while promoting the safe practices of social distancing by using Zoom video technology.

Entertainment and Special Guests

Emcees: Jessika Zink-Cook & Aaron Bartle

Yoga 101: Sarah Covey

Art tutorial: Jessica Humphrey

And more entertainment TBA!!

 

 

 

Join Team Nora Jane

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Everyone who registers will receive a Zoom the Room T-shirt

Sponsored By HOTO Screen Printing

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Can’t Join Us for the Event? Participate in the #NKH5Challenge

Walk 5 laps.
Donate $5.00 to NKH research.
Nominate 5 friends to join in!

Be featured on our site! Post your photo on social media with the hashtag #NKH5Challenge

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Help Us Spread The Word!

Download (tap and hold) an image below then share to your social media using hashtags
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Zoom the Room?

A virtual walk via Zoom, to raise money for NKH research and build awareness about the rare genetic condition.

What is NKH?

Nonketotic hyperglycinemia is a rare genetic condition affecting approximately 500 children and adults worldwide. It's considered an orphaned disease, which means all research funding is provided primarily by the families of those affected. 

What are we raising money for?

Zoom the Room proceeds will go directly to research for NKH, including gene therapy.

What should I wear to Zoom the Room?

When you register you will be given the option to receive a special Zoom the Room T-shirt! You can wear this, or maybe dress in a quirky costume, or just whatever you choose to wear for the day! Zoom the Room is a come as you are event. We want it to be fun and stress free!

How do I use Zoom?

You will receive an email prior to the event. The email will have a zoom link in it. Click that link and use Zoom on your smart phone, tablet, or computer. You can choose to download the Zoom app or just use Zoom via your web browser. The email will also include detailed information on navigating Zoom, how to share your video feed, how to use the audio functions, and so on. There will be someone assigned to tech support during the walk.

Who can participate?

Zoom the Room is for everyone! We encourage you to invite as many people as possible to register! You can register your whole family and use several devices to Zoom the Room, or you can all gather together wherever you are in your home. If your family is not under the same roof, simply share the Zoom link so they can participate too!

Do I really have to walk?

NO! You can participate in Zoom the Room by sitting on your couch, playing with your children, hanging out on your porch, however you wish! We do encourage activity, but we understand that some may not want to literally walk in place, or climb their stairs. No matter how you Zoom the Room you are welcome to join our event for some fun, light hearted entertainment!

How can I get more involved?

You can share our event on social media, invite your friends and family to register. You can even donate directly to your team in support of this event as a sponsor!