Breast Cancer Fundraising: 12 Fundraisers that Work!
Creating your own breast cancer fundraising event can be a fun and fulfilling way to support a close friend battling breast cancer, raise money for further research, or increase awareness.
Holding your own event can allow you to personalize your fundraiser and highlight what you are most passionate about. Organizing your own event can be a fun way to rally your community and spend time with friends who are working towards your success.
Here are 12 fun and surprising ideas for your next breast cancer fundraising event:
There are tons of marathons, 5Ks and walks all over the US and in numerous cities that fundraise for breast cancer. Find a run in your area and gather a team of runners and supporters. Make sure to pick an event that is scheduled far enough in advance to give you time to raise donations – and to get in shape!
Many races ask that you raise donations before the run, while others include a donation to a breast cancer organization in the admission price. Hold a pasta benefit the night before your race to raise additional funds.
2. Use Your Birthday for Good
Hold a birthday party, but in lieu of gifts, ask that your friends and family donate to a breast cancer organization of your choice. Make the event a success by asking for a donation the same size as your age!
3. Donate your Talents
Maybe you are a world class closet organizer, or maybe you know how to really wash a car. Offer your service in exchange for a donation.
4. Bake for a Cause
Sometimes the oldest ideas are the best! Bake some delicious and pink treats to sell at sporting events or in front of well trafficked areas and hold a tasty breast cancer fundraising event.
5. Pink Rose Fundraising Event
Think about holding a breast cancer fundraising event with a local florist around Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day. Ask that in return for promoting their business and spreading the word, they donate a percentage of all pink roses sold to your fundraiser.
Get creative and make some of your Pinterest pins come to life when you hold a craft sale. Make the event social by inviting friends over to craft together then sell you wares to breast cancer supporters and survivors.
7. Pink Champagne Breakfast
Contact a local restaurant and have a fun and relaxing adult breakfast event. Ask that the ticket price include a donation to your fundraiser. To raise even more money, hold the breakfast in your home and cook the meal yourself! Remember to include a pink drink in honor of breast cancer awareness.
8. Hold a Raffle
Try to find a desirable high dollar item that can be donated for your cause. Then, sell tickets to the raffle at a concert, college event, or online. If you can’t find a donated item, do a simple 50/50 raffle where 50% of the money raised goes to the winner and the other 50% is donated to your fundraiser.
9. Fundraise Online for Breast Cancer
Online fundraising has seen huge growth in recent years. Create your own online fundraising page on a platform like GiveForward and receive donations from friends and family across the world.
Make sure to provide regular updates about your fundraising progress and build a larger audience by sharing your breast cancer fundraiser on Facebook and Twitter.
10. Hold a Concert
Gather some musically gifted friends, or local music groups in your city and organize a fundraising event. Sell tickets to the event and ask for donations at the door. Take a moment to remind guests to keep spreading breast cancer awareness.
11. Have a Lingerie Sale
Have some good girl time and raise awareness with a charity lingerie event. Have a few ladies over for wine and an evening of shopping. Many online fundraising websites have items that can be purchased at wholesale. Donate the proceeds and use the opportunity to talk about preventative measures.
12. Think Small
Don’t fret about having a large breast cancer fundraising event. Even the smallest of donations can go a long way to support the cause, or an individual in need!
Start your breast cancer fundraising event today: