For more information and interest in 2018, please contact Ileah Vazquez at or 407-898-2483 ext. 235.

FAQs & Website Help

General Information

Where do the funds go?
All proceeds benefit Lighthouse Central Florida--the only local private nonprofit organization providing essential vision services throughout Orange, Seminole & Osceola counties. Lighthouse Central Florida, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Federal Tax ID #59-2418228. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Does every walker get a T-shirt?
Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $25. Unless otherwise communicated, T-shirts will be available for pick up on WalkFest day. Only walkers registered by February 1st are guaranteed a t-shirt the day of the WalkFest.

How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising Web page?
Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the Lighthouse Central Florida offices (215 E. New Hampshire St., Orlando, FL 32804). Please be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found at Lighthouse Central Florida or on your fundraising Web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take 1-2 weeks to show up on your Web page.

How can my company participate in or sponsor a walk?

We’re counting on companies to be leaders in the community and raise funds for crucial vision rehabilitation services. Companies can participate in many ways including forming a team and sponsoring the WalkFest! Please visit the registration or sponsorship page for more information.

Event Specifics

Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on WalkFest day?
We do allow strollers, but for everyone’s safety, we discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. However, pets are NOT allowed in Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte. Service animals are required entry by ADA laws.

What happens if it rains?
The WalkFest is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather, we will cancel. If this is the case, we will update our WalkFest homepage on or before the morning of the event.

We need volunteers! Know anyone who might be interested in helping us on the day of the event?
We need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, registration, activities, the T-shirt tent and so much more. All interested volunteers should visit our volunteer page for more information about event day roles and responsibilities.

What is Club 40?
Club 40 is our vendor area with high end food and drink tastings for those adults who have reached a fundraising minimum of $40 will receive a wristband at pre-registration on WalkFest day. Adults who have raised the fundraising minimum can bring in up to 2 children for a fundraising minimum of $5 each.This area has access to unlimited food and drinks during the time of the event.

How do I get a in to Club 40?
Adults who have reached a fundraising minimum of $40 will receive a wristband at pre-registration on WalkFest day. Adults who have raised the fundraising minimum can bring in up to 2 children for a fundraising minimum of $5 each. Each registered walker with a wristband which will gain access into the area. This area has access to unlimited food and drinks during the time of the event.


Do I have to register in order to walk?
Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for WalkFest. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds for vision rehabilitation services.

Do I need to register my children for the WalkFest?
Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or at the "Day Of" registration table.

How do I register?

To register online for the WalkFest, visit the homepage and then click "Register" at the top of the page. You’ll be asked to choose one of the three participation options - Form a Team, Join a Team, or Walk as an Individual. Choose your option and follow the page flow to complete registration.

You can also register on the Day of the WalkFest. Please note that t-shirts are gaurrenteed on the day of only only if walkers are registered by February 1st

How do I register others online after I've completed my registration?

Each participant should register themselves so they can accept the terms of the liability waiver and provide a valid email address so they can receive details about the event. To register others for whom you have the authority to sign our liability waiver, simply log out of the website and begin a new registration.

How do I form a team?

Forming a Walk team is easy! Just visit the hompage and click "Register" and the click "Start a Team." You will automatically become the team captain for your team. Then, ask friends, family and coworkers to join your team. There is no specific number as to how many people can be on a team.

Benefits of team participation:

  • Team building promotes teamwork.
  • Team participation in the Sight & Sole Walk increases your visibility in the community. 
  • Team building is a great way to build employee morale.
  • Team participation costs your company very little since funds are raised through individual donations gathered by team members from co-workers, families & friends.
  • Team building often times enables a company to generate a far larger amount of money than would otherwise be possible through a direct corporate donation.
  • Team participation in the Sight & Sole Walk is fun for your employees and their families and friends.
  • Of course, the best reason for your team to participate in the Sight & Sole Walk is the satisfaction you and your teammates will have from knowing that the dollars you raise will support the many programs and services provided by Lighthouse Central Florida. 

What responsibilities does a team captain have?

Team captains are the heart of WalkFest. As a team captain, you’ll recruit your team of family, friends and coworkers, help them fundraise, keep them motivated and have fun fighting for a great cause in the process. You will also have access to a team fundraising Web page and numerous tools to make your team a success.


How do I start fundraising?

The best fundraising efforts start by sharing your personal story about why you're participating in the WalkFest. Once registered, you will have numerous tools to make your fundraising a success. Be sure to share your page with friends, family, and coworkers via email, social networking, and word of mouth.

How/where do I turn in cash and check donations?

If you collect cash and check donations toward your fundraising efforts, you can turn them in to your local chapter via one of the options below:

  • Mail: Download a paper donation form  and mail it to the Lighthouse Central Florida offices: 215 E. New Hampshire St., Orlando, FL 32804
  • On WalkFest Day You can also bring your cash and check donations to the WalkFest and turn them in there.

 Please allow 1-2 weeks for your cash and check donations to appear on your fundraising web page.

Still have questions?

Please contact:
Ileah Vazquez - Development Associate
Phone: 407-898-2483 x 235

Thank you for all you do in raising funds for crucial vision rehabilitation services.