Raise Money & Boost Morale
If you have a friend or relative who was recently diagnosed with cancer, you may have asked yourself “How do I to set up a cancer fundraiser?”. Planning a benefit for a cancer patient requires planning, communication, and a little hard work. You can keep it small and raise money from family, friends, and your neighborhood, or you can go big and involve your local community and benefit from generous media attention and businesses.
How do I begin fundraising for a cancer patient? Life Credit offers four helpful tips to get you started!
- Plan Ahead – Gather a small group of loved ones, you’ll want to get help and begin planning a cancer benefit weeks beforehand. Pick the location of where you will host the event, such as a local restaurant, person’s house, or other venue. You should also come up with a group activity for the benefit, such as bowling, a silent auction, potluck, or marathon
- Create Media Attention – Get the word out about the event to generate buzz about your event and cancer fundraising. Many newspapers and community message boards have local event listings for free, and some media outlets may even be interested in covering the benefit for an upcoming story. You can also utilize social media to let folks know. Create a private Facebook page and invite friends, family members, coworkers, and others so they can get the latest news about donations and fundraising.
- Get Donations – Contact local merchants for donations. You can ask a member of the planning committee who is comfortable with public speaking to do this task. Be sure to provide an outline as to why you are hosting the benefit, who it is for, how the business can help, and how it can help them, such as local publicity.
- Follow Through – After the event is over, send thank you notes to all of the people and businesses that participated. Remember, it can take weeks or even months of hard work to organize a benefit, but remind yourself that it is for a good cause.
Cancer patients often struggle financially and are thankful for assistance from family and friends. Whether this is your first time setting up a cancer fundraiser or you’ve done it several times, make your fundraising efforts count. Does your loved one need more? Contact Life Credit Company and find out if borrowing against your life insurance can help!