Getting Started

Hosting your own Event:

If your intended fundraising activity will include usage of any marks, logos, taglines, trademarks owned by Huntsman Cancer Institute, Huntsman Cancer Foundation, or the University of Utah, prior approval is required .  Please email the events team (events@huntsmanfoundation.org) before the event begins so that the appropriate information can be approved. If you are hosting your own event, please download and fill out this form and submit it to the events team.

STEP ONE - SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE

Your personal page is a great way to let people know why you are fundraising for cancer research. Are you participating in honor of a friend or family member? Or for you yourself?  Add your story, your goal and photos or a video.

STEP TWO - WRITE YOUR EMAIL OR TEXT MESSAGE

Personally asking someone for a donation is one of the most successful ways to fundraise. 90% of all donations through individual fundraising efforts are made because of direct asks.  We have created three different letter examples to help you write your own email. Feel free to personalize these letters for your needs, or use them as inspiration to create your own message.  Sending a personal text is a good alternative to an email. 

STEP THREE - SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media is a fun, fast, and easy way to turn friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors into donors. Think big and use your social media outlets to tap into a whole new network of people beyond just your immediate contacts.

STEP FOUR - THANK YOUR DONORS

Please be sure to thank your donors by writing them a personal thank you card or email. Most people do this right away as well as sending them an update after your event of how much you were able to raise with their help and how you did in your event. Other ways to thank your donors include making them homemade goodies, inviting them to your event, holding a donor dinner in their honor at your home, etc. That is it!

We're happy to help! Have more questions? The Huntsman Cancer Foundation team can be reached at events@huntsmanfoundation.org or (801) 584-5800.