Cure JM Holiday Challenge

Fundraising Tips

Every dollar donated takes us closer to finding a cure, so let's work hard to make this year's Holiday Challenge a huge success.

Start the Ball Rolling

Before you approach other people, make a donation to your own page. Demonstrate your commitment!

Ask for Donations

Once you have donated to your own page, invite others to give.

Send EVERYONE an email. 

  • Ask them to give.
  • Tell them why you are fundraising.
  • Make it personal.
  • Give them a link to your fundraising page.

Here are some SAMPLE email messages that you can use or customize.

Studies show that donating gives people endorphins and makes them happy! Giving to a good cause is good for your friends, family, and co-workers. Don't deny them the opportunity. Ask everyone.

When your friends and family give (they will!), send them a quick thank you note. Email them and tell them you appreciate their gift.

Use Social Media

Leverage your Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts to drive awareness of the Cure JM Holiday Challenge. We have a few tips here.

Use Flyers

Although COVID-19 may be impacting our social interactions, many of us still work in-person in offices, stores and restaurants. Consider printing and handing out Cure JM Holiday Challenge Flyers.

Don't Give Up

Finally, don't be discouraged if your friends and family don't give right away. Some people procrastinate. Others wait until pay day. If they get your email while they're busy, they may forget so a polite, encouraging, positive reminder later will help.