In one way or another, cancer affects all of us. Just this year, there have been 1.7 million new cancer cases diagnosed. Cancer doesn’t only take a toll on patients’ health, it has a huge financial impact on both patients and their families. Even with insurance, those affected by cancer face unpredictable costs and families may become displaced while seeking cancer treatments for their loved ones. That’s why the HEADstrong Foundation provides financial, residential and emotional support to families affected by cancer. Fundraising is one of the best ways to make a difference and become involved in your community. We have some creative ideas to kick-start your fundraising efforts to help those affected by cancer.
Make Your Steps Count By Running for HEADstrong
Ready to run for HEADstrong in our next run and help us cross the finish line? Running for a cause is a staple in most communities and is a great way to secure donations and pledges. HEADstrong offers a B.Y.O.B. component, which allows athletes to use any endurance event throughout the country as a vehicle for raising funds for families affected by cancer. If walking is more your speed, sign up for the next walkathon in your community and start fundraising today!
Food and Fundraising Go Hand-In-Hand
Incorporating food and fundraising is one of the best ways to get involved in your community and raise money for a good cause. At the HEADstrong Foundation, we participate in an annual Thanksgiving Turkey donation to local hospitals and also donate comfort kits throughout the year with basic essentials for patients staying in hospitals as they fight cancer.
GO LIME for Families Affected By Cancer
As the school year approaches and sports are underway, now is the time to Go Lime for cancer! Athletes around the country are pledging their stats and Going Lime to assist families affected by cancer. This year alone, students have helped to raise over $18,000 to assist HEADstrong Foundation and their mission. By creating a Go Lime fundraising page, your biggest fans will be able to pledge a dollar amount for any trackable stat that you choose this season. Make your performance count on AND off the field this season!
Our community is instrumental in allowing us to carry out our mission to help those who have been affected by cancer, and with your help we can provide hope for those that need it most. Ready for more awesome ideas to make a difference in your community? Join one of our Fundraising Campaigns today to directly help cancer patients and their families.