Sample Fundraising Letters

From a Repeat Walker, version 2

Dear [Name],

Every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone is diagnosed with breast cancer. That's a pretty startling statistic. No one should have to face this disease, so in order to create a future without breast cancer, I walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®.

It's a 60-mile walk over the course of three days that raises funds for breast cancer research and community programs. Last year, I had an incredible experience participating in this event. I raised [$amount] and met so many wonderful friends along the way.

[Insert your personal experience with the 3-Day.]

Walking 60 miles was hard, but I will keep walking until breast cancer is no longer a threat. I walk because everyone deserves a lifetime. I walk because I can.

Please make a donation to support my fundraising efforts and this important cause. Then consider making that donation every month for the next four months, using the payment plan option available if you donate online at The3Day.org. Many companies have matching gifts programs, so please ask your employer if they will double your donation with a matching gift.

To make a donation, go to The3Day.org, click on Donate and search for my name. Once you get to my personal fundraising page, scroll down and click on the button to donate to me. If you don’t want to donate online, you can download and print a donation form from that page that you can mail in with your donation.

I appreciate your support. I'll add your name (and the names of all of my donors) to my T-shirt, so I won't forget you as I set out on my journey.

Warm regards,

[Name]

P.S. I plan on reaching my fundraising goal by [date], so please don't wait. Donate today!