Thank You for Creating a Fundraising Page

Welcome and Thank You!

Thank you for choosing to give your time and energy to help make our Support-A-Walk for Breast & Ovarian Cancer a success. We are so grateful for your help! The purpose of this blog is to share some ideas and tips to make it easier for you to help us make this year's Walk the best one ever!

The Support-A-Walk has TWO important missions: To raise funds needed for the FREE help Support Connection gives to those whose lives have been turned upside down by breast or ovarian cancer; and to bring attention to the needs of people affected by these diseases. Our hope is that one day there will be no need for such events, but until that time, Support Connection's goal is that no one should walk this path alone.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

How to Ask for Donations

Thank you again for creating a Firstgiving page to raise funds for the21st Annual Support-A-Walk on October 4, 2015! Your participation will help women with breast and ovarian cancer and their families receive support and services from our Peer Counselors, who are fellow survivors.

HAVE YOU ASKED PEOPLE TO DONATE YET? It's never too early  to start! We rely on these donations year-round to sustain our free services. So far, we have 18 Firstgiving fundraisers. Of those, only 7 fundraisers have reached out for donations and have already raised almost $7000.

Need tips about asking for donations? Here are just a few:

ASK EVERYONE YOU KNOW: Email everyone in your address book and ask them to donate.Remember to include the URL to your fundraising page. ("http: //") For ideas on what to say, click here. 

TELL EVERYONE WHY YOU CARE: One woman wrote on her page "Without Support Connection, my incredibly difficult journey would not have as many high points. It is important to me that this resource is available to others, and your donation will make that happen." She explained her personal connection to our cause. Maybe you or someone you know has been affected by breast or ovarian cancer. Maybe you've volunteered for us. Maybe you just want to make a difference in the lives of the people we help. Share your commitment, your passion!

SET A GOAL: Choose a fundraising goal (you can post it on your page) then ask people to help you meet it. Set a goal you think you can reach. As you get close, update friends and family; ask them to help you reach or surpass it! 

ENCOURAGE DONATIONS OF ALL AMOUNTS: One young lady raised $500 in one week by telling her friends: "If everyone could donate $5, it would make a huge difference." She compared a $5 donation to the cost of a sandwich. (PS: Plenty of people donated MORE than $5!)

Thank you! 

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