Step into Discovery Symposium on Biological Complexity

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the Step into Discovery event take place?

The Step into Discovery event will take place at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Salk Institute for Biological Studies
10010 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

Need directions? Click here for a map.

Parking for Step into Discovery will be available primarily in the lot at the west end of the Salk Institute and in the Salk overflow lot. Please click here for a map of the parking lots.

Where can I find sample content to help create an email for my fundraising efforts?

Sample 1:

Friends and Family!

I am proud to let you know that the Salk Institute is having its second 5k Walk for Salk on April 12, 2014. I don't send you many requests, but we are working very hard to make this Walk even more successful than last year, which drew over 1,000 people to campus! It’s going to be a fun day for the entire family starting with the Walk, and ending with lab tours, kids activities and scientific talks all around Salk in the afternoon. Attached is our brochure with information about the Walk for Salk and Explore Salk open house.

To support our Walk for Salk, visit www.salk.edu/stepintodiscovery and choose to:
  • Join my team and we can walk together
  • Start your own "team" of walkers by inviting your friends and family to join you
  • Support Salk no matter where you are by clicking the “GIVE NOW” button
  • Be a corporate sponsor and have your company highlighted throughout the day

Salk is Where Cures Begin — for all the issues that have touched our lives personally, such as Parkinson's, cancer, Alzheimer's, ALS, HIV/AIDS, aging, metabolism and obesity, and many more.

I'm walking for [insert personal reason for walking, e.g. someone you love affected by a disease, supporting basic science/research or furthering science education].

Thank you for supporting me in making a difference at the Salk Institute!

Sincerely,
[insert your name here]


Sample 2:

Dear Family and Friends,

We all get bombarded by requests for supporting our various causes, however, I would be remiss if I didn't share this opportunity to take part in something very important and very exciting!

The Salk Institute is having its second 5k Walk for Salk on April 12, 2014. This community outreach day will feature the fun and festive 5K around the iconic Salk campus and neighboring biotech mesa followed by behind-the-scenes lab tours, scientific talks and kids activities. Proceeds will benefit the finest in biological research being conducted by the brightest minds and passionate stewards of scientific discovery here at Salk.

The Salk is where cures begin. Come out and learn more about what we do. Meet our scientists. Tour the campus. Become a part of the story by supporting work that directly impacts the future of human health.

I invite you to check out the link below - join my team [insert team name] and/or make a gift online that's meaningful to you in honor or memory of a loved one. If you can't participate, a gift in any amount will make a difference.

I'll be walking for [insert personal reason for walking, e.g. someone you love affected by a disease, supporting basic science/research or furthering science education]. I look forward to seeing you on April 12th!

As always, thank you for your friendship and support!

With gratitude,

[insert your name here]

www.salk.edu/stepintodiscovery

Are there any fundraising incentives for this year's event?

There are a variety of fundraising incentives. Click here for details.

Where can I download the Walk for Salk route?

Click here to download the walk route>> The 5K walk for salk route is ADA and stroller friendly. No pets are allowed on Salk Institute grounds. Water and snacks will be provided at the start/finish and along the route.

How do I share the Step into Discovery event with my Facebook friends?

1. Visit the following link to view the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1477912732430175/
2. Click "Invite," click "Choose Friends" to select desired friends and the click "Send".

How do I distribute email to my friends and family directly from the website?

How do I register my family for the Walk for Salk event?

How do I register a team for the Walk for Salk event?

Can I customize my personal fundraising page?

Where can I download images to be used on my Facebook page and/or other social media sites to help raise awareness about the event?


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