Another great Breast Cancer 3-Day fundraiser

I am so proud and happy to see how much Ta Ta Breast Cancer is growing.  It’s a rough year to raise money, and I know it’s holding lots of people back from participating in this amazing experience.  But I also know how critical and important this money is in the fight against breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen is the major beneficiary of the money raised through the Breast Cancer 3-Day and every major advance in the fight against breast cancer has been touched by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  They’ve helped train more than 400 breast cancer researchers and funded more than 1,800 research projects over the past 26 years.

I can pretty confidently say that Susan G. Komen helped make my path easier.  And I can happily say that they are putting lots of effort into hereditary cancer.  So I’m willing to continue to rally the troops even in this tough economy.

So in keeping with the really difficult economy, one of my new teammates decided to take a new fundraising approach.  She’s planning a very large outdoor summer bash and getting almost everything donated.  She’s spent the past week and a half talking to everyone she knows to get food, paper goods, beverages, auction items and raffle items donated.

The admission cost for the party is totally affordable–$20 a person, $35 a couple.  Best yet, nearly the entire cost of admission will go directly into the 3-Day (businesses can’t donate alcohol but they are giving it to her at cost).  Where else can you go on a Saturday Night for dinner and drinks and spend less?  And at the same time know that you are helping so many people.

tata_flyer_benefitdinnerBrogan & Partners created this really cute flier for us too.

I am so energized by her passion and enthusiasm for this party and can’t wait to see the fabulous results.  We’re pretty certain the party will help her meet her minimum and fill in for the rest of the team members.

Got any additional thoughts on how we can raise even more money that evening?  Anything you want to auction or raffle to support the cause?  We’re open to your ideas.

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Posted on June 11, 2009, in breast cancer, breast cancer 3-day, Breast Cancer 3-Day Ambassador, fundraising and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. There’s a ton of events going on for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It’s great! During the month of October, the party supply company ShindigZ is offering personalized Breast Cancer Awareness banners with the pink ribbon symbol for just $1. Plus, proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. They’re perfect for events! The banners are available here: http://www.shindigz.com/party/1-Breast-Cancer-Awareness-Banner.cfm and the code is:SZBCAM
    Thought you might be interested!
    Kasey

  2. More information about Breast Cancer you can find in:
    http://www.geneticsofpregnancy.com/Encyclopedia/Cancerous_tumors_in_the_immediate_family.aspx?pid=64
    This site contains information On Pregnancy Diseases And Genetic Testing.

  3. yes, sell merchandise. We raise a ton of money each year just by getting items from this website (www.fundraisingforacause.com) and selling them at events, to friends. We even set up a table outside of walmart and sell the merchandise. GReat way to raise extra money!!!

  4. hi,
    i am curious to know how do i go about throwing a party but to have all the proceeds donated to the breast cancer foundation.. breast cancer does run in my family and my sister wants her 18th bday to be for breast cancer and have all the money that is given to her donated to the breast cancer foundation please if any one has any info email me at Cruz_c21@yahoo.com my name is cecilia

    • Hi Cecilia,

      When you send out your invitations, let people know that your sister does not want gifts. You could suggest that her friends make a donation to a breast cancer charity or actually provide the name of the charity you want to support. Happy Birthday to your sister.

      Ellyn

  5. If you are trying to raise money you should go to http://www.fundraisingforacause.com . they have a huge selection of breast cancer merchandise all at low wholesale prices. You can set up a table outside of walmart and sell the merchandise and raise several hundred dollars in one day. I also found a coupon where you can get 10% off the merchandise. Just put in coupon code: spring12

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