Fighting cancer is a cause that is easy to rally around and one that many people will gladly support. The Huntsman Cancer Institute is working hard to discover new ways to treat cancer, and 100% of the money you raise goes to fund their mission to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care. We want to be sure that we are doing everything we can to help you so you can make the largest impact possible. Check out our tips, forms, and videos below!
SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
When you register as a Huntsman Hero, a personal fundraising page is created for you, and it’s a great tool to let others know why you are raising money for Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Are you raising money in honor of a friend or family member? Or for yourself? Personalize your web page with a story and photos; a real-life story makes fundraising personal and powerful. Click here to login and personalize your page!
If you created a team, a team fundraising page will also be created for you. You will also have the option to personalize it and tell your team story. You can invite others to join your team, and their individual page totals will pool together on central team page.
MAKE A LIST AND SEND AN EMAIL OR TEXT MESSAGE
Personally asking someone for a donation is one of the most successful ways to fundraise. Make a list of potential donors. Include everyone you know and send them each an email through your personal fundraising page. Try this: start by making a donation yourself and asking others to match it. We have created three sample email templates to get you started!
Have someone that wants to make a gift via check? No problem! Send them the Support Me Donation Form and and ask them to mail it to us along with their check. All the information we need to get the donation applied towards your fundraising goal is on this form.
EARN MONEY FOR THE MILES YOU TRAIN
Huntsman Cancer Foundation has partnered with Charity Miles, an app that allows your friends to pledge support for each mile you train. When you meet your mileage goal, your supporters will be notified to donate to your Huntsman Heroes fundraising page.
MAKE IT PERSONAL
When you're raising in honor or memory of someone, it can be easier to inspire others to action. Let everyone know who you're honoring. A real-life story makes your fundraising personal.
ASK EVERY DAY
Ask one person each day to make a contribution. If you get five $20 gifts, you will have raised $100 in less than a week! Cancer is an issue that affects us all, and most people are happy to donate—even in tough economic times. Don’t just assume the answer is no; give everyone the opportunity to be a part of the cause by making a tax-deductible donation.
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 your immediate contacts. You’ll be surprised at the extra donations that can come in just by sharing your personal fundraising page on social media. Don't forget to use our hashtags, #HuntsmanHeroes #HeroForHope.
TALK IT UP
Ask for a few minutes on the agenda of any meetings you’ll be attending. Explain why you are raising money for Huntsman Cancer Foundation and ask for everyone’s support. If you are dedicating your efforts to someone who has cancer, tell that person’s story. Will your employer allow you to write something for your work newsletter? Look for different avenues to let people know you are raising funds for cancer research.
THANK YOUR DONORS
Please don’t forget to thank your donors! You can give them a call, send them a handwritten note, email, or text, or even recognize them on social media. It’s important to recognize your supporters and let them know their contribution is valued.
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