Did you know fundraising helps save lives?
Every dollar you raise helps grow the Be The Match Registry®, removes financial barriers to transplant for patients and their families, and funds groundbreaking research to improve outcomes.
5 Steps to Fundraising Success
Understand the impact of your chapter's $1,000 fundraising goal
Remember, your fundraising makes a positive impact for patients and their families. For example:
covers the cost to add one potential marrow donor to the Be The Match Registry.
secures one week of temporary housing during transplant recovery.
(If patients live more than an hour away from the transplant center, they’re required to relocate nearby for the three to six months of recovery.)
covers one transplant recovery grant awarded to help families with uninsured and ongoing costs after transplant.
- Personalize your page
Adding personal touches to your fundraising page, such as a photo or story, helps your donors connect with your mission. Make sure to share your personal story explaining why you’re passionate about raising funds for Be The Match.
- Donate to your own fundraiser
Kickstart the momentum by donating any amount to your goal. It’ll show your commitment and help make you feel more comfortable asking others to donate since you’ve already contributed.
Use Your Resources
Your friends, family and community are your biggest asset! Use our resources page to use social media to get the word out, a Be The Match one-pager so everyone can learn more about who you are fundraising for, a community letter to reach out to small businesses, and we have a contribution form for you to share if someone wants to give.
- Share Your Success
Post updates on how your fundraiser is going. Thank each of your supporters—tagging them on social media—and let them know the impact they made. Remember: Don’t be afraid to ask! You’re not asking for you, you’re asking on behalf of the many patients who need our help—you’re saving lives.