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Fundraising Ideas

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Sports and Endurance

From marathons, Tough Mudders, and Ironmans, to walk-a-thons and fishing tournaments and neighborhood challenges, fundraising around sporting events like these are a great way to get involved in your community, stay active, and raise some serious cash towards your fundraiser.

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Creative Ideas

Not only do we encourage you to think outside the box when planning your fundraiser, we encourage you to metaphorically blow up the box and get wildly creative. Think about your unique skills, talents and interests and imagine how you can leverage those to make a truly one-of-a-kind fundraiser.

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Instead of getting gifts for their birthday, they ask loved ones to donate to their fundraiser instead. This way, people can still show the birthday boy or girl how much they care, but instead of giving them something they don’t actually need, they can give some money to your cause.

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Wedding Registries

People are always looking for ways to make their wedding unique, and one aspect that’s been traditionally overlooked is innovation around the wedding registry. And that's why charity wedding registries are so cool.

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Benefit Happy Hour

Happy hours bring together friends and community in a fun atmosphere. Take this positive vibe and turn it into a fundraiser. Host a benefit happy hour at your local pub. Ask management to donate drinks, provide giveaways or donate the cover toward your cause.

Fundraising Tips

The key to successful fundraising is to START EARLY!

  • Donate to your own project - set an example and make the first donation to your project. You should expect everyone to donate the same amount you're donating so if you want people to donate $50 don't donate $15 yourself.
  • Ask BIG – Don’t ask for just a $10 donation, ask for $50. You may get $50, or you may get less, but if you ask for only $10, that is probably all you will get!
  • Keep a good attitude. Be prepared that not everyone is going to donate. The more people you ask, the more donations you will get. If you don’t hear “no” a couple times a week, you are not asking enough people.
  • Don’t feel bad about asking people for money. Remember that you are not asking for money for yourself. It is going to a great cause. The more people you ask, the easier it becomes.
  • Set a goal to ask at least one new person for a donation every day. You have nothing to lose by asking.
  • Talk about it! Tell everyone you know/meet about what you are doing and what the money goes toward. The more you talk about it, the more interest you will generate.
  • Say Thank You and ask them to share your message with their community of influencers.
  • Don't forget to check if your company matches donations. Matching donations are a great way to increase the amount of funds raised toward your campaign.
  • Most importantly, have fun with it! If you think of fundraising as a chore, it will become one.

Every Dollar Counts


Sponsors a Breathe Now yoga session for one patient/survivor.


Brings us one step closer to fulfilling a patient’s Life List wish.


Sponsors a year of Breathe Now sessions for one patient/survivor.


Brings us a step closer to funding a college scholarship for one patient/survivor.


Fully funds a one-week outdoor adventure camp for an AYA survivor.


Fully sponsors one Life List patient.


Funds a one week Breathe Now couples yoga and mediation retreat for a survivor and their partner.

AYA Cancer Statistics

Physical, emotional, and financial hardships often persist for years after treatment, especially without the protocols or resources to specifically address the needs of the AYA cancer population.


New cases of adolescents & young adult cancer each year.


Adolescent & young adult survivors in the U.S. today.


Cancer is the #1 disease that kills adolescents & young adults.


Adolescent & young adult patients lose their lives to cancer each year.