Sample Fundraising Letters

To a Business or Organization

On [date], thousands of women and men will unite and walk 60 miles through our community. The Susan G. Komen 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.

I have committed myself to walk and have agreed to raise a minimum of $2,300 to help fight breast cancer.

Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the Komen 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.

No breast cancer organization provides more support and care than Susan G. Komen®. Virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer in the last 30 years has been impacted by a Komen grant, and millions of women rely on Komen every day. These women need our help more than ever to safeguard Komen’s great work in our local communities for another 30 years.

In order to reach this goal, I ask for your support in the form of a monetary donation. I am a frequent customer of [company name], and would appreciate any contribution you would be able to provide. In exchange for your generous gift, I am offering to wear the [company name] logo on my shirt during the event. The amount of exposure, potential press coverage and advertising value that [company name] would receive will not go unnoticed. The event not only attracts thousands of walkers, crew members and volunteers, but thousands of spectators as well.

Unfortunately, breast cancer has become an all too common occurrence among women and men throughout the world. Now is the time to take action to help end this disease. The more funds that I raise, the sooner we can end this fight. More information about the 3-Day can be found at The3Day.org or by calling 800-996-3DAY; I can be reached at [phone number]. By supporting me in the 3-Day, [company name] will ultimately help put an end to breast cancer. Thank you for your support and consideration.

Sincerely,
[Name]