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Fundraising Tools

Team LIVESTRONG is where athletics meets fundraising. In fact, we believe that tying your training and mileage to fundraising is a great way to make the LIVESTRONG Honor 5K and 10K a rewarding experience and make a difference in the fight against cancer. It’s also a great way to earn cool gear and gain experience too!

As a part of your registration for the LIVESTRONG Honor 5K and 10K, you are given a personal Fundraising Profile. You can utilize this tool to set your fundraising goal, and ask friends and family to support you. You can also accept donations to LIVESTRONG directly through your Fundraising Profile!

Follow these quick steps to get your fundraising started off on the right foot:

1. Login to your Fundraising Profile and update your story and photos. You can also set your goal and you have the option to create a custom URL so that your link is memorable and easy to share with your supporters. You created the password for this profile when you registered for the event.

2. Once your page is updated, share it on social media!

Engage your followers by sharing your personal connection to the LIVESTRONG mission. Let them know WHY you are participating in this event.
Leverage the fact that you are training--create a fundraising campaign around it! Here are some fun ideas:

  • Ask for $1 per mile you run during training
  • Ask for $5 or $10 for every mile you will run during the race
  • Ask for a donation based on your finish time ($0.50-$1 per minute)

Remind your donors that their dollars are going to LIVESTRONG's programs like LIVESTRONG Navigation and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Please note: If you are asked by your social media platform (like Facebook) to create or add a "donate button", please do not accept this prompt. Social media donation pages and Team LIVESTRONG donation pages do not sync, and donations received through a social media platform will take 6-8 weeks to appear on your Team LIVESTRONG fundraising page. We recommend copying your custom URL into your social media update and directing people to that link to donate to LIVESTRONG directly.

We've also provided some email templates that you can send out through your Fundraising Profile, or copy them and send through your preferred email. Email is a more personalized way to ask for support than social media, and often forgotten about.

3. Make a few simple donation asks:

  • Ask five friends for $20
  • Ask four family members for $25
  • Ask two businesses you frequent for $50
  • Ask your employer for $100
  • And don't forget to donate yourself!

4. Check out these fundraising ideas to start brainstorming ways you can make the biggest impact.

Do you have additional questions? If so, please email us at We check this mailbox Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. CST. We will make every attempt to answer your email the same day it is received.

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