Team Up to Fight Breast Cancer

 

 

Hope starts with each and every one of us … and nothing can describe the hope that is inspired by walking with those who share a passion for defeating breast cancer. Because nearly everyone has been touched by this disease in some way, it is easy to find others to walk with you. All you have to do is ask.

Once you sign up as a team leader on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Web site, you will be able to send out personalized emails asking others to join your team, track your team’s fundraising progress, and raise your own donations. Click here to request a team leader kit full of helpful tips on how to build a strong team. To help you get started, here are a few fundraisings tips just for teams.

2007 MSABC Icon (15pxl) Challenge Each Other
If there are two or more Making Strides teams within the same company or organization, hold weekly challenges to drive your fundraising efforts through healthy competition.

2007 MSABC Icon (15pxl) Recognize with Ribbons
Give people pink ribbon donation cards for a donation of $1 or more. Coworkers, friends, family members, and neighbors can proudly wear a ribbon in honor of someone special who has had breast cancer. Create your own wall of hope to celebrate all of the people honored. Contact your local American Cancer Society for pink ribbon donation cards.

2007 MSABC Icon (15pxl) Offer Prizes
Ask local businesses to donate great prizes to your team that you can auction or raffle off. Items such as gift certificates to restaurants, hotels, gyms, and spas are always a big hit. (Check for compliance with state and local laws.)

2007 MSABC Icon (15pxl) Honor Loved Ones
Create quilt squares in honor or memory of someone you know who has been affected by breast cancer. Accept varying donations for different sizes: a four-inch square for $5, an eight-inch square for $15, and a 12-inch square for $25. Display the quild in the lobby at your office, school, health clud, or place of worship. If you can't use fabric, try something else like card stock.