You can do it!
Reaching $1,000 might seem tough, but it’s easy once you set up your fundraising page and use these tips and tools.
Make a self-pledge
Share the love
Feed your friends
Hold a raffle
Free dress day
One of the most amazing parts of the Walk is at the opening ceremony when the total amount raised is announced and every single walker recognises the collective impact they’ve made.
Far more than a ripple effect – each walker contributes to a massive wave of support for cancer research. Raising $1,000 each might seem daunting but we’re here to help.
We’ve got some hints and tips to help you kick start your fundraising.
How Louanne raised $16,000!
Louanne is a great example of how everyday people like you are able to raise money for women’s cancer research.
“In 2018 I raised nearly $16,000 for the Walk for Women's Cancer! It’s a cause that is close to my heart, because in March 2017 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I think the most important part of fundraising is starting early! People often donated right at the start, and then later on when I was closer to reaching a fundraising milestone. I mentioned that I was participating in the Walk to everyone I met, and asked as many people as I could to support this fantastic cause. I also created a flyer with my photo, my reason for walking and fundraising page details, then handed them out like business cards.
Some other ideas that helped me with fundraising were having a swear jar at work (people even paid in advance to cover their bad language for the month!) I also kept my fundraising page saved on my phone, so when people didn’t have cash I directed them straight to my page so they could pay with their card. That way I never missed out on a donation!
Finally, I approached some businesses and was lucky enough to secure a large donation from the local Men’s Shed. Whilst this gave my fundraising a massive boost, the main message I want to share with all fundraisers is that every dollar counts!”