October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Additionally, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer within women. While the disease impacts thousands of women and their families worldwide, we’ve witnessed many inspiring stories around breast cancer fundraising. Below are a few of the fundraisers we’ve been so fortunate to play a small part in. Here are a couple successful fundraisers via giveforward.com
Diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at the young age of 32, Jenn Greene and her family started a fundraising page to help Jenn get through this very difficult time. Jenn incorporated a couple of excellent fundraising ideas that we’ve bulleted below:
- In Jenn’s fundraiser’s description, she mentions how medical bills are not the only expenses people who become sick must deal with. Oftentimes, breast cancer patients are not able to sustain their regular jobs, and as a result, miss out on any regular income while also incurring high medical costs. Like Jenn, we see lots of fundraisers where people are also raising money for ancillary costs such as household and child care expenses.
- Jenn also had the idea to include a “Wishlist” into her fundraiser. GiveForward’s fundraising pages integrate with Amazon Wish Lists, so donors can also purchase needed items for a beneficiary and their family, in addition to their donation.
The family of 27 year old Jocelyn Rodearmel is raising funds for treatment of stage IV metastatic, triple negative, genetic breast cancer. Jocelyn was diagnosed at just 26 years old. Jocelyn’s family hosted a couple of “events” (events are one of the most effective ideas that a fundraiser can incorporate) in order to increase their amount raised. From an online bag sale to a necklace sale where proceeds from both went to support Jocelyn’s medical costs, Jocelyn’s friends turned to events to help the fundraiser reach its potential.
Darcy’s family organized a fundraiser to help her overcome Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (breast cancer). Darcy is a single parent whose twin sister and mother tragically passed away from breast cancer in 2004.
Darcy’s family made extensive use of GiveForward’s “updates” feature to keep Darcy’s supporters informed on her progress, as well as the fundraiser’s growth. Have a look at the “updates” tab on Darcy’s fundraising page for ideas on how to keep a fundraiser’s supporters informed and active all throughout the fundraising process.