Sample Fundraising Letters

From a Crew Member

Do you know what you will be doing on the weekend of [insert event dates]? I will be joining thousands of participants in the Susan G. Komen [event city] 3-Day - a 60-mile walk over three days. Every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone is diagnosed with breast cancer, and that is why I am fundraising for the Komen 3-Day. Because everyone deserves a lifetime®.

I will serve as a crew member on the 3-Day [Crew Team name] team, giving my all in service to the walkers for three days. The work I will be doing to support walkers requires that I rise before dawn, and work late into the evening – not to mention camping for two nights in a pink tent!

You may be wondering why I am doing this. I am determined to meet this personal challenge because of a very special person. [Share your personal connection here]. This cause is very important to me, and with my determination and your support, I know that I can do this!

Susan G. Komen® works hard to build a future without breast cancer, and my goal is to raise [$personal fundraising goal] to help bring us closer to that goal. Please consider making a donation of [$amount]. You can donate at The3Day.org, or follow the link below to make an online donation in an amount that works for you. You can also call 800-996-3DAY, or donate by check, made payable to Susan G. Komen 3-Day; mail your donation checks to me [insert address] and I will submit them with a copy of my personalized donation form. You can spread your credit card donation over four monthly payments, and your company may even offer to match your donation through their Matching Gifts program. No donation is too big – or too small.

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.

I hope that you'll share this incredible adventure with me - by supporting my fundraising efforts. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Sincerely,

Name
Participant ID
Event City
Team name – optional
Personal URL

P.S. Ask your employer if they will double your donation through a matching gift program!