Sample Fundraising LettersTo a Business or Organization – for fundraising event support
Dear [Local Merchant],
I hate breast cancer. I have lost family members and dear friends to this hideous disease and have made it my mission to do whatever I can to save lives. Every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone is diagnosed with breast cancer – a sobering statistic. I am asking for your help in this fight to save lives.
I will be joining hundreds of walkers in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. I have committed to raise a minimum of $2300 in donations and will walk 60 miles over three days to demonstrate my determination in finding a cure for breast cancer. To help reach my fundraising goal of $2300, I am [joining with my 3-Day team in] hosting a fundraising event, [Name, Date and Location of event]. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this fundraising event will support my [and my team members] participation in the Komen 3-Day, taking place [Date].
Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the 3-Day® help support Susan G. Komen®’s Research and Training Grant Program and large public health outreach programs for women and men facing breast cancer. The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs.
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.
Donations of gift certificates, products and services are most welcome and will ensure the success of my 3-Day team’s fundraising event, helping me reach my goal of raising [$amount] on this evening. As a thank-you for supporting my 3-Day team’s fundraising event, we will mention your company during our team fundraising event on [Date] and display your company name [on our t-shirts or our pink tents] while we are participating in the 3-Day event in [MONTH].
If you can support me with a donation, gift certificates, products and services for my fundraising event please contact me at [phone number] to arrange a pick up date.
In-kind donations may also be mailed to:
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated, and will certainly help in my commitment to raise at least $2300 for my participation in the 3-Day and help Komen in its mission to end breast cancer forever. My participant webpage, where you can also make a monetary donation directly to my fundraising account, and more information about my participation in the 3-Day is below.
The 3-Day is a weekend of hope, as we honor lives lost, celebrate survivors, promote breast cancer research and help bring breast cancer care to those who so desperately need it. Your donation will help make a difference and save lives. For more information about the 3-Day, visit www.the3day.org; for more information about Komen, visit www.komen.org.
Chances are that you know one of those women who have been affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. Consider your donation as a powerful tribute to them.
Thank you for your support.
Team name – optional