For many, $1,000 sounds like a lot, a daunting challenge. But, when you’re serious about obliterating cancer, it’s a great step in a powerful direction. The question then becomes, “How do I get there? How do I raise the money?”
Nike says, “Just do it!” We say, “Just ask!”
The fact that 100% of every dollar you raise goes directly to cancer research right here in Seattle should give you the confidence to be bold and ask. At the end of the day, it’s all about funding cancer research to save lives faster. People don’t dispute the mission. They may not be able to give now, but they will undoubtedly offer moral support, at the very least.
Once you’re in the mindset to get out there, we offer some tips and tools to help make it easier; things like sample donation request letters and thank you emails for when the donations start rolling in. You can find them in your participant center when you log into your personal fundraising page on Obliteride.org.
Here’s an example of a handy email you can simply copy, paste, personalize, and send to friends, family, colleagues, etc.
I’ve jumped into the fight to end cancer. I’ve committed to support lifesaving research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center by participating in Obliteride this August 11-13. It’ll be a weekend full of celebrations and cycling, and the best part is that 100% of all the money raised goes straight to the cause.
Unfortunately, cancer touches all of us. In the U.S. alone, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get cancer in their lifetime. Research is the fastest path to eradicating cancer so that’s why I’m participating in Obliteride – to accelerate innovative “out of the box” solutions to find cures.
[Insert personal paragraph about why they should support you.]
Obliteride is one way I can make a difference, so I’m going for it! Please join me in my effort to end cancer by riding, volunteering and/or supporting me with a gift of $_____. Simply visit my personal page online at http://getinvolved.fhcrc.org/goto/_____________ [Copy and paste link to your personal page here.] to make your donation.
Please join me in the fight to obliterate cancer. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Thanks for your support!
Remember, you have until Sept. 15, 2017 to reach your fundraising minimum. We have no doubt once you tell everyone about your accomplishment and the amazing time you had at Obliteride that you will achieve—or likely exceed—your fundraising commitment.
Access your participant center now to get started!