Go Pink for the Cure day would be an AWESOME day to do your fundraising for your TEAM! Check out some ideas that one TEAM will be doing.....
Never miss an opportunity: Now is not the time to be shy. Let everyone know that you are training to
walk/run a 5k. When they ask why, the conversation door has been opened. Take this opportunity to tell
them why you participate in the Komen Race for the Cure series and who YOU Race for. Let them know
what your fundraising goal is and then ask for a donation. This is a great opportunity to educate your
community and fundraise at the same time.
Forget-me-knots: Tie a pink ribbon on your potential donors’ fingers and ask them not to remove it
until they’ve made a donation. This is a great way to turn the, “yeah, I promise I’ll donate” into action.
Corporate Matching: Take advantage of corporate matching gifts programs. Many of your donors may
work for companies that have a program like this — their donation could double simply by filling out a
form from their Human Resources department and following the steps to submit a matching gift.
The Power of 10: Ask 10 friends to donate 10 dollars each to reach a fundraising milestone of 100
dollars! Think of the local community impact that 100 dollars from each participant could achieve!
Corporate Sponsor Shirt: Identify one corporate sponsor that you can ask for a large donation. Offer
to wear their shirt for advertising while training and on the event.
Waiters: Ask the waiter/waitress or bartender at your favorite hangout to donate a day’s tips. If you
have a friend who waits or bartends, ask them, too.
Spare Change: Ask your favorite restaurant or local pub to put out a jar for donations of spare change.
Decorate it with quotes, pictures, pink ribbons. Anything to get someone’s attention. We’ve even seen
portable toilet piggy banks. Put these out somewhere obvious — you’re sure to get some attention.
Donation for Days: Ask people to donate an amount per each mile of your 5k (3.1 miles). Instead of a
$25 donation, encourage them to make three $20 donations! Remember they can pay over the course of
three months. Reminding your donors of the option to donate over time is a great way to increase the size
Delegate: Give your close friends donation forms and ask them to get donations for you.
Birthday: In lieu of a gift for your birthday, ask your friends and family to make a donation to the
Komen Race for the Cure.
House-Warming: In lieu of a house-warming gift, ask your friends and family to make a donation to
the Komen Race for the Cure.
Wedding Gift: In lieu of a gift for your wedding, ask your friends and family to make a donation to the
Komen Race for the Cure.
Retirement Gift: In lieu of a retirement party gift, ask your office to support you in at the Komen Race
for the Cure event. What an incredible way to kick off your new life!
Ask your doctor(s), dentist and veterinarian for a donation.
Ask your chiropractor and therapist for a donation.
Ask your yoga instructor or personal trainer for a donation.
Ask your lawyer and insurance agent for a donation.
Ask your auto mechanic or dry cleaner for a donation, or for coupons that you can use at a
fundraising party or raffle.
Ask your neighbors: Write a note to all of the neighbors on your block or in your apartment building
to ask for donations. Include an update on your training and fundraising progress.
Ask your hair stylist: If not a donation in the form of a check, then perhaps in the form of haircuts!
See if he/she will host a hair-cut-a-thon in the salon (or in your garage!). You can probably raise more
donations in two hours of haircutting than you can imagine — be sure to get the word out!
Have a GREAT day!!!!!