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.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Art of Gentle Reminders

Hello Firstgiving fundraisers! We're now about THREE WEEKS AWAY from the Support-A-Walk on October 4th. That means it's time to remind family and friends about your fundraising.

As of right now, we have 103 fundraising pages. Of those, only 59 pages (or 57%) have received donations. Remember: The funds you raise enable our Peer Counselors to provide year-round support to those living with breast & ovarian cancer. We rely on your donations-we can't do it without you!

How long ago did you send your email asking for donations? The people you reached out to may have put it in their "to do" pile and left it there! It's time to send a gentle reminder about the Walk and your fundraising efforts. Our most successful fundraisers give family & friends plenty of chances to donate.

Here's an example of what you might say:

Dear Friends,

I hope you had a great summer. I want to give you a brief update on my efforts to raise funds for the Support-A-Walk. So far, I've raised $__ but I still have a ways to go to reach my goal of $___. I'm hoping you'll help by making a donation.

With our help, Support Connection can continue to change lives by providing FREE support services to those living with breast and ovarian cancer. They can't do it without us.

To donate, click on this link for my fundraising page: It really is quick and secure. Thank you in advance for your help!

Feel free to personalize this message. The point is: Remind people you need their help!

Didn't send any emails yet? This is a perfect time to start! For a sample email asking for donations, click here.

"Offline Donations": Some people prefer to donate by cash or check. That's fine!! Track these donations with our collection form then bring or send to Support Connection, 40 Triangle Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Or, tell people to send to us directly. You can add these funds to your Firstgiving page as "offline donations." Need help? Contact us: 914-962-6402 or

Have you come close to your fundraising goal? That's fantastic, THANK YOU! Consider increasing your goal. Whatever your goal, let everyone know you really want to reach or exceed it.

Thank you!

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