Fighting cancer is a cause that is easy to rally around and one that many people will gladly support. We want to be sure that we are doing everything we can to help you as a fundraising Relay For Life participant. You can find lots of good fundraising ideas here that are regularly updated - as well as where to find more ideas and other Relay For Life fundraising information.
Make a list and check it twice.
Make a list of potential donors. Include everyone you know and send them each a letter or an email using your My Relay dashboard. Start by making a donation yourself and ask others to match it!
Ask every day.
Ask one person each day to make a contribution. If you get five $20 gifts, you'll have raised $100 in less than a week! Cancer is an issue that affects us all, and most people are happy to donate - even in tough economic times. Don't assume the answer is no - give everyone the opportunity to help finish the fight against cancer by making a tax-deductible donation.
Encourage a cancer survivor to walk or participate on your team. Let everyone know your team is walking in his or her honor. A real-life story makes your fundraising personal.
Talk it up.
Ask for a few minutes on the agenda of any meetings you'll be attending. Explain why you are participating in the event and ask for everyone's support. If you're dedicating your efforts to someone who has had cancer, tell that person's story.
Fundraise as a team.
Teams can have a lot of fun organizing activities and events to raise money for the American Cancer Society. There are many team fundraising ideas, but we've found that fundraising activities that provide a service that people would already spend money on are most successful. For example, teams could offer babysitting or host movie nights, garage sales, spaghetti dinners, or car washes the sky is the limit!
Team Fundraising Club
The American Cancer Society appreciates all participants who are dedicated to finish the fight against cancer. One way that participants are recognized is through the Team Fundraising Club. Find out how you can be recognized through this program »
The American Cancer Society has launched an online community for Relay volunteers Relay Nation. It is a global network of volunteers just like you who are passionate about saving lives from cancer. Share ideas, find resources, make friends, and learn about easy and fun ways you and your team can fundraise. Join the conversation today and find even more tips at RelayForLife.org/relaynation!
Would you like to lead the team or join the team?
This isn’t what I wanted.
Cancer has touched all of us in some way. And we want to stop this disease in its tracks. We'll spend the next few weeks fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Then, on the day of the event, we'll honor the lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and support the caregivers who so selflessly help others.
Together, we'll be a part of making a difference in this important cause.
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