Today, Cancer affects many thousands of people across the globe. Thankfully, technological advances have enabled the medical community to expand the available treatment choices for these patients. Many new options are becoming available for use every year, and this makes a huge difference to cancer treatment – and most specifically to cancer patients. The additional peace of mind is worth the time and money spent by researchers; however that money has to come from somewhere, right? We all want our loved ones to have the best treatments available should they be diagnosed with any type of cancer. So, everyone needs to assist with the research funding by making donations to or even starting cancer fundraisers.
The United States is home to thousands of cancer-related fundraisers each year. The results are the gain of millions of research dollars for cancer research that would not otherwise be available. The fundraisers vary widely, and may include cancer walks, marathons, concerts, donation drives and many other activities. A large part of these fundraisers includes education about cancer, making the public aware of the signs, symptoms and treatments of cancer. This is because cancer fundraising organizations seriously depend on the donations that they receive, and they realize that in order to get support they need to expand public awareness.
Unlike some of the other fundraising efforts in the world, every single dollar pledged in support of cancer research is used to fund cancer research. Every penny counts, so even if you are only able to pledge a few dollars it will matter to cancer patients everywhere. Hospitals, newspapers, libraries and cancer support groups regularly update lists of cancer fundraiser activities. If you want to make a donation at any point, you can always get in touch with the American Cancer Society as well.
If you, or your organization are interested in becoming an event sponsor you will need to get in contact with someone who is familiar with other fundraising activities in your city. You will benefit from their advice about how to set up a fundraiser and the types of activities that tend to be successful at getting donations and sponsorship. With a little research, planning and attention to detail, your cancer fundraiser is certain to get donations for cancer research programs. You have the ability to make a difference in the lives of those in your community – and those across the globe – who are living with cancer.
If you are unable to host a fundraiser, you might want to consider becoming a sponsor of an existing event. It’s amazing how wonderful you will feel when you realize that you have the potential to help so many people fight this terrible disease. You can honestly say, “I’ve made a difference in someone’s life.”