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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about hosting the MSA Shoe
How long can I host the MSA Shoe?
Two to eight weeks
Do I need to fill out any additional paperwork?
Yes, you will need to download and complete the MSA Shoe Hosting Agreement which you can download here.
What are my duties as a host?
Hosts are responsible to provide, at all times, reasonable safeguards against damage, loss or theft of the MSA Shoe. Please remember that many people look very fondly on the MSA Shoe. For some, their time with it symbolizes their loved ones with MSA.
How should I care of the MSA Shoe?
Hosts are expected to protect the shoe (and associated items such as the suitcase, momentos, etc.), use the Shoe appropriately and to cover both the costs of hosting the Shoe and any costs associated with sending it on to the next Host, returning it to the coordinator or returning it to home base.
For help on hosting or posing with the shoe, download our tips list.
Am I responsible for sending the Shoe to its next location?
Yes, hosts are expected to treat the Shoe respectfully and forward the MSA Show onto the next host or return it to the MSA Shoe’s coordinator.
Are there any additional policies on taking photos with the shoe?
Can I post my pictures of the Shoe to Facebook?
Yes, we encourage you to do so. For help on posting your photos of the shoe to Facebook and/or this website, please email us.
I want to make a donation to the shoe administration. How can I keep the MSA Shoe running?
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes, donations are tax-deductible.
What if I can't host the Shoe? What else can I do to support?
You can donate to keep the Shoe running or to honor a loved one by clicking here.
Where has the MSA Shoe visited?
Please view our Destinations page to see where the MSA shoe has recently visited.
FRIENDS OF THE MSA SHOE
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