Sample Fundraising LettersFrom a First-Time Walker, version 1

Do you know what you will be doing on the weekend of [insert event dates]? I will be joining thousands of walkers in the Susan G. Komen [event city] 3-Day. I am walking 60 miles over three days to demonstrate my determination in finding a cure for breast cancer. Every minute, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer. That is why I am walking and fundraising for the Komen 3-Day.  

My training has already begun—I am walking about [25 miles] a week right now in preparation for my 3-Day® journey. Just imagine me covering twenty miles each day for three days in a row, and camping for two nights in a pink tent!

You may be wondering why I am walking 60 miles and raising a minimum of $2300 in donations. 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, 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 has been affected by breast cancer. Consider your donation as a powerful tribute to them. Thank you for taking the time to read this email. I appreciate your support.


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