Sample Fundraising Letters
From a First-Time Walker, version 2
I have taken on an incredible challenge. On [date], I'll be walking 60 miles over the course of three days, camping out at night with thousands of other women and men taking this journey with me.
It's for an event called the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. Net proceeds from the Komen 3-Day support ground breaking research and scientific programs as well as grants for education, screening and treatment programs at both the national and local level.
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 Susan G. 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.
Please consider making a donation of [$amount]. If you can't give this amount all at once, you can spread it out over four months, using the payment plan option, if you donate online at The3Day.org. Please also ask your employer if they will double your donation with a matching gift.
[Insert your personal connection with the cause.]
Every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone is diagnosed with breast cancer. That's why I'm walking in the 3-Day®. Because everyone deserves a lifetime®.
To make a donation, go to The3Day.org. Click on Donate and search for my personal fundraising page. If you don’t want to donate online, please fill out the enclosed donation form and mail it to the address on the form. Or you can call 800-996-3DAY to donate over the phone. I would like to reach my fundraising goal by [date], so don’t delay!
Thank you for taking the time to read this email and thank you for your support.
P.S. Don't wait - donate today!