Fundraising 101

Race for the Cure® fundraisers help support national research programs as well as provide screenings, education and treatments to thousands of women and men who cannot afford breast health care.  Join the movement! Turn your support into action by committing to a personal fundraising goal today.

Fundraising Tips | Downloadable Documents | Helpful Video Guides to your Fundraising Center 

How to Fundraise

Fundraising is easy with online fundraising tools and social media! When you registered for the Race, you automatically received your own fundraising website, which can be personalized. Your website is your starting point for spreading the word and maximizing your fundraising impact.

Get started now:

  • Visit your Fundraising Center.
  • Customize your page and share your link.
  • Use the Fundraising Center to easily send emails to your friends and families. This may be the most powerful tool you have! Export your contact list (from Gmail or Outlook), then upload them to your Fundraising Center. From there, write a short, heartfelt letter that explains why you are passionate about the fight against breast cancer (or use the sample letters available in the Fundraising Center), then send it as far and wide as you possibly can. Successful fundraisers ask as many people as they can to contribute to their Race campaign. The number one reason people give is BECAUSE THEY WERE ASKED!
  • Encourage everyone you know to visit your site, learn more about your commitment to the fight against breast cancer and make a donation on your behalf.
  • Through the Fundraising Center, use Facebook to connect with friends and spread the word about your fundraising efforts.
  • Download the FREE Susan G. Komen® mobile app to help amplify your fundraising efforts. Log in with your Race username and password to easily send emails, text messages, Tweets and Facebook updates! Click here for more information or search SGK Fundraise in your app store. 

Fundraising Tips

To make the most of your efforts, consider these tips from other successful Race for the Cure® fundraisers:

  • Set a personal goal today. (We suggest $250)
  • Make the first gift yourself to show your commitment!
  • Utilize your Fundraising Center. Take advantage of our online tools to ask friends and family to make a donation to support you.
  • Tell your story. Share your passion for the breast cancer movement with family, friends, coworkers and everyone in between.
  • Spread the word on social media. Don’t underestimate the power of Facebook and Twitter.
  • Find out whether your company has a matching gift program. If so, partner with your workplace with a matching gift.
  • Send a personalized letter reusing your holiday card mailing list.
  • Download a list of 101 Fundraising Ideas.

Helpful Documents

Download and print or share Race posters:

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Donation jar label:

2017 Reno Race for the Cure - Donation Jar Label

Collecting Cash or Check Donations? If you plan on collecting donations by cash or check, please download a Race Donations Form or an individual donation form

Mail-in fundraising forms must be received by November 15, 2017, for donations to be credited toward your fundraising goal to be counted for the top fundraising award. Any forms received after that date will be counted as general Race donations. Note that MORE THANK PINK car shades will be distributed at packet pickup (October 12-14) and on Race Day (October 15).

Forms should be mailed to: Susan G. Komen Nevada, 1350 Freeport Blvd, Suite 101, Sparks, NV 89431.

Note: Be sure to include your full name and complete contact information on the form so we may inform you of additional donations received on your behalf. On the form, please be sure to list the full names and addresses of people who make donations on your behalf so that we may send them their tax-deductible receipt.

Helpful Videos

Export your contacts into a CSV file.


How to update team fundraising goal.

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Race Day Information

2017 Reno Race for the Cure

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Reno City Plaza

10 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89501

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