Your registration in the Lobo Cancer Challenge includes your own online Participant Center where you can:
This can be done in just a few minutes!
Your page can tell your story for you over and over: online, with new contacts, colleagues, old friends and loved ones.
Referring to your page can make it easier to get your message across, and it's an effective tool to share with people who want to support you.
Flyers are handy to leave with someone who is interested after a conversation. They are also a device for interaction with your favorite places — you can ask a proprietor if you may leave a stack, or post one on their window or bulletin board. In places with a lot of foot traffic, many more people may see your flyer than you can talk to in person.
Make the best use of the custom URL to refer people to your Fundraising Page from your flyer. The custom URL feature lets you set up a URL for your own page like “lobocancerchallenge.org/goto/myname” that is easy to find. (See Fundraising Page Guide above.)
MENTION it to everyone you meet, talk to, text, email, chat, or have contact with in some way. Donations do not always come from where you expect them. Some people may say no but there are plenty who will say yes — so keep including your participation in the Lobo Cancer Challenge in your conversations!
TELL your own story. Tell people why you are participating and why challenging cancer is important to you. The more personal your story, the more others can relate. Cancer has affected everyone in some way.
REMIND your supporters that 100 percent of their donation will go directly to help cancer patients and research. And, tell them the fund you’ve chosen to support and why.
SHARE stories, encouragement and updates. Send your supporters emails, letters or an invitation to an online group. If you’re on a team, share this fundraising tip with your teammates and encourage them to do the same.
EXPRESS your gratitude — often! Thank your supporters often. Update them on your progress. Show them that their donation is making an impact on your campaign. And then thank them again.
FOLLOW UP with those to whom you’ve reached out but haven’t heard from. Many people are happy to give but just need a reminder.
WEAR your team gear. If you’re on a team, create something unique for your team to wear often. It can be a conversation starter to let others know the Challenge you have ahead of you. It’s also a great place to list your supporters as a way to thank them! Some ideas for team gear: t-shirts, buttons, and stickers.
DOUBLE your contribution. Many companies offer a matching gift program. Ask your donors if their employers offer one. Don’t forget to ask your boss if your company offers a matching gift program for your own donation. (And while you’re there, ask your boss to donate to your Challenge.)
Day 1: Donate $25 to yourself.
Day 2: Ask four relatives (parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins) to donate $25 each.
Day 3: Ask three friends to donate $25 each.
Day 4: Ask two neighbors or colleagues to donate $25 each.
Day 1: Donate $50 to yourself.
Day 2: Ask four relatives (parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins) to donate $50 each.
Day 3: Ask three friends to donate $50 each.
Day 4: Ask two neighbors or colleagues to donate $50 each.