Walk to End Bladder Cancer
Fundraising Tips

Fighting bladder cancer is a cause that everyone can rally around, and one that many people will gladly support. The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) wants to be sure that we are doing everything we can to help you while you are fundraising for the Walk to End Bladder Cancer. You will find lots of important fundraising ideas here: 

Quick Fundraising Tips

Self-Donor - Start by making a donation yourself and ask others to match it!  

Who do you know? - The key to building a successful fundraising campaign depends on asking people you know for support.  Think about everyone whose lives you touch and ask him or her to join your team or make a donation.  Use the Who Do You Know? worksheet to identify people that you know and organize them into categories.

Start Facebook Fundraiser - Use your Participant Center to link your personal fundraising to a Facebook Fundraiser.  Click here for Facebook Fundraising FAQs.

Send emails – Use your participant center to send emails to friends and family to ask for their support and to join you on walk day.

Honor someone - Encourage a bladder cancer survivor to participate on your team, or participate in memory of someone. Let everyone know your team is participating in their honor. 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'll have raised $100 in less than a week! Bladder cancer is a disease that impacts many, and most people are happy to donate even in tough economic times. Give everyone the opportunity to help by making a tax-deductible donation. Click here to download a donation form. 

Talk it up - Ask for a few minutes on the agenda of any meetings you'll be attending. Explain why you are participating in the event and ask for everyone's support. If you're dedicating your efforts to someone don’t forget to tell their story.  

Fundraise as a team - Teams can have a lot of fun organizing activities and events to raise money. Try having a team fundraising activity which provides a service that people would potentially already be spending money on. For example, teams could offer baby-sitting or host movie nights, garage sales, spaghetti dinners, or car washes.  The sky is the limit!

Why your fundraising matters -  Click here for a downloadable resource to share how your donation helps.

Donation Forms - Keep a donation form on you at all times, that way you have it handy.   If someone can't donate, ask them to spread the word or participate with you. 

Matching Gifts -
Double your donation! Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! 
To see if your employer will match your donation click here.

Raise $250 in 7 Days!

Here are some quick tips to help you accomplish your fundraising goal ($250) in 7 days!   Don’t be afraid to tailor this plan to any fundraising goal – $500 or even $1,000.


DAY 1              SPONSOR YOURSELF                                     $30

DAY 2              ASK THREE RELATIVES FOR $20                    $60

DAY 3              ASK SIX FRIENDS FOR $10                             $60

DAY 4              ASK FIVE COWORKERS FOR $10                   $50

DAY 5              ASK FIVE NEIGHBORS FOR $5                       $25

DAY 6              ASK YOUR SPOUSE OR PARTNER                 $25

DAY 7              CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS!                    $250


Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Our mission is to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer research, and provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

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