Sample Fundraising Letters

From Young Women Walking

This year, I'll be participating in a very special event called the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. I’m part of the Young Women Walking program, which means I will walk around 20 miles over the course of a single day with thousands of other women and men.

Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the Komen 3-Day help support Susan G. Komen®'s Research and Training Grant Program and large public health outreach programs for women and men facing breast cancer. The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs.

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.

I've agreed to raise at least $750 in donations. I've set my personal goal at [$amount]. So I need your help. Would you please consider making a donation of [$amount]? Keep in mind how far I'm walking - and how hard I'll have to train. You can give online at The3Day.org. Just follow the link below to visit my personal fundraising webpage and make a donation. You can also call 800-996-3DAY to donate over the phone.

[Insert your personal connection with the cause]

Every minute, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer. That's why I'm walking so far. To do something bold about breast cancer. I hope that you'll share this incredible adventure with me - by supporting me in my fundraising efforts.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Sincerely,
[Name]

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