Sample Fundraising LettersFrom a First-Time Walker, version 2

Dear [Name],

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.

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

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 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, a case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman. That's why I'm walking in the 3-Day®

To make a donation, go to 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!