Fundraising Tips


The number one reason people donate to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is because someone asked them to! Whether you are walking on your own or as part of a team, the goal is to reach out to as many people as possible and to ask them to support your effort with a donation of any amount. There are more than 2.3 million people who have been treated for breast cancer, and many others who have been touched by the experience of friends and loved ones. Because so many people have been affected by this disease in some way, it’s easy to find others who want to support your effort with a donation. All you have to do is ask.

Once you sign up online you will be able to send personalized emails to friends, family members, coworkers, and others, asking for their support of your efforts to fight breast cancer. You will receive an email every time someone donates to you online, and you will quickly see your fundraising thermometer rise. It’s amazing how quickly a few small donations can add up.

To help you get started, we’ve included a few fundraisings tips below.

 Sign Up Online
Sign up for your Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event online and customize your personal fundraising Web page. It’s quick, easy, and offers a personal touch for friends and family members who visit your site to make a donation.

 Send Emails your Friends and Family
Remember, the number one reason that people donate is because someone asked them to. So don’t be shy; ask everyone you know.

 Double Your Money with Matching Gifts
Many employers offer matching gift programs. Your $50 donation could turn into $100 just by asking your human resources department for their matching gift form and reminding friends and family who support you to do the same.

 Talk It Up
Ask for a few minutes on the agenda of your local PTA or weekly department meetings you are a part of. Tell the group about your participation in and commitment to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Share with them the reason that you’re dedicating your efforts to this important cause, and how they can join or support you.

 Bring It Along
Take your contribution form everywhere you go and ask everyone to sponsor you or your team. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a great cause and most people want to help.

If you prefer not to receive gifts for a birthday or holiday, ask your family and friends to support your efforts to raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer instead.