The Pink 5K Fundraiser Guide

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Thank you for registering for The Pink 5K! 

Haven’t signed up? You still have time! You, your friends, family, and loved ones can still take advantage of Early Bird Registration, buy tickets, and join a team at ThePink5K.com

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So, what’s next? Now that you have reserved your spot, you now have the opportunity to create a team or raise funds individually to further support women with breast cancer. After registering for the event, you should have received an email with the subject title “The Pink 5K Purchase Receipt” confirming the registration as well as an invitation to claim and log into your personal online fundraising account. If you have any issues logging into or setting up your account please feel free to contact us at jen@igopink.org.

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Now that you have claimed your account, CONGRATULATIONS on becoming an official 2016 Pink 5K Fundraiser! To get started, we have shared tips on how to get the ball rolling and spread the news about your campaign. We are THRILLED that you have chosen to show your support and we will be here every step of the way to cheer you on!

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Getting Started Tips

 

1. Personalize Your Fundraising Page

Let’s get personal! Update your online fundraising page to make it your own, to honor a friend or family member, and so that your page is easily recognizable to people that know you and your cause. You can add your own text, pictures, or even video!

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Remember, potential donors will be interested in your cause, but they are primarily interested in YOU. Make sure you tell them why you are getting involved and what your connection is to the Pink 5K and supporting women with breast cancer – it doesn’t have to be long!

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2. Self Donate To Your Page

Make a Donation to your OWN Page. Why? Friends, family and page visitors are more likely to donate to your page when they see that someone has already contributed. Donating some of your own money also demonstrates to potential campaign supporters that your are serious about helping the cause.

 

3. Update your Facebook profile to show your support!

Share your campaign with your friends, family and followers on Facebook! Simply choose the image or images you like, save the photo, and update your Facebook profile photos.

To save a photo, click and hold (Mac) or right mouse click (PC) on the image until a dialog box appears. Then select “save” to have your own copy of the image. You can then update your profile photos by uploading the image(s) on Facebook.

 

Profile Photo:

Option 1:

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Option 2:

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Option 3: Be Creative. Create your own! Use a photo from last year’s race, take a selfie dressed in your best pink attire, share a photo honoring a loved one – the options are endless! Have fun and update your photo as race day draws nearer.

 

Cover Photo (Profile Banner):

Option 1:

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Click here to view and save the original image to fit the recommended Facebook profile cover photo size (dimensions 851px by 351px).

Option 2:

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Click here to view and save the original image to fit the recommended Facebook profile cover photo size (dimensions 851px by 351px).

Option 3: Create Your Own! Take a group photo with your team, make and snap a picture of a homemade sign asking for support, create a photo collage of why YOU are participating in the Pink 5K and raising funds for breast cancer, and so much more.

 

Facebook Example:

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4. Share on Social

Now that you have updated your Facebook page photos, now it’s time to get social! Start fundraising through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and your other social media accounts with these tips:

  • Share the news. Post an update that you are attending the Pink 5K and fundraising to support women with breast cancer! Be sure to share your fundraising page URL, explain why you are supporting the cause, share inspiring stories, and encourage your family and friends to donate.

Save and share the images below with your personal message on your Facebook timeline:

Photo 1:

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Photo 2:

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  • Create a Facebook Event. Setup your own Facebook event page, invite your friends, and post updates on your progress! Learn how to create your own Facebook event by clicking here.
  • Tag Your Friends and Donors. Start on Facebook by tagging those that have already donated and thanking them for their donations. When you tag someone your post gets shared in your activity feed and the other person’s activity feed too. This also sets the frame that people are already donating to your page!
  • Set Goals. $200 by one week, $400 by two weeks, etc. Use your social media accounts to update followers on your progress towards each goal and ask for people to help you get over the next hurdle.
  • Consider Gifts. Offer your own gifts to friends and family who helped you reach your goal. Or provide a raffle or prizes for certain giving levels. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, just a token of your appreciation.

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5. Individually Email 5-10 Closest To You

Ask family and friends for donations! Getting your “inner circle” to donate to your page will help you build up some momentum. It’s also good to start with the people you are most comfortable with. Don’t have their email? Send them a text!

Sample Email Fundraising Strategy:

  • Day 1 Email #1: Send 5-10 very close contacts (family and your closest friend or two).
  • Day 2 Email #2: Send to 10-15 close contacts (your entire circle of good friends).
  • Day 3 Email #3: Send to as many other contacts you feel comfortable sending a message to (co-workers, friends, friends of friends, distant relatives, your address book, etc.).

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Thank you so much again for becoming an official 2016 Pink 5K Fundraiser!

Remember to have fun and know that your all of your hard work is going to help support women battling breast cancer. Through the generosity of people like you, we can PRESS forward in the fight against breast cancer and continue our program services that focus on Prevention, Research, Education, Survival, and Support. Happy fundraising!



The Pink 5K FAQ’s

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Have a question about the 3rd Annual Pink 5K? Here our the top 14 FAQ’s and answers:

  1. Where can I buy a ticket?
    www.ThePink5k.com
  2. What are the ticket prices?
    $30 for early bird registration (through March 31); $35 from April 1-April 31; $40 from May 1-7; $45 day of event (*note, shirts/shirt sizes not guaranteed if registering after May 1)
  3. Where will we run? And what time should we arrive?
    The fantastic Rob Fleming Park in Creekside, The Woodlands, TX. The gorgeous 5k route will take you past lakes, through tree lined areas and makes for a beautiful ambiance to run or walk! (Click here for a map to the park…easy parking all around the facility and can’t miss it by the sea of pink!)Rob Fleming Park Legend 1 Screenshot 2015-05-05 16.40.35
  4. Does everyone get a t-shirt and medal?
    Every registered adult (ages 13 and above) will receive both a t-shirt and a finish line medal. For our fun little runners under 13, every registered child will receive a t-shirt plus a kid-friendly goodie out of our finish line kids bin!20150509_Pink5K_010-2
  5. When is packet pick up?
    Packet pick up will be held on Thursday, Feb 5 and Friday Feb 6 from 11am-6pm both days at Luke’s Locker in Market Street, The Woodlands. (Click here for a map to the location).
  6. Can I run with a stroller? Can my kids participate?
    YES to both! We are a family friendly event and believe that fun runs are meant to be just that…FUN for all! We will kindly ask that all families (with kids or strollers) start near the back of the heats to allow our serious runners the opportunity to clock their speedy times!
  7. What is the ‘Honor Wall’ and how can I participate?
    With a $10 donation, you can honor your mother and/or a loved one on the Honor Wall located at The Pink 5K for all attendees to see. It’s a wonderful early Mother’s Day Gift that helps support women with breast cancer. You can pre-purchase and personalize the dedication card with their name when you register at www.Pink5K.org 11108831_10152763780501205_1487636295264623281_n
  8. Are there awards and contests I can win?
    Of course. What would a race be without awards? We will have awards for the first place male and female runners. We will also have awards for the top fundraising individual and the top fundraising team!IMG_9968
  9. Are there any tips on how to train or what to wear for the event?
    ABSOLUTELY—we love our dedicated and creative costume participants!   The more creative the better. Remember our event motto is: “Have Fun. Do Good.”….so get your creative hats on! 1546098_10152763776381205_5903048983370954332_n
  10. Is the race ‘fur-baby’ (aka. Dog) friendly?

Fido is more than welcome to come with you but we ask for them to stay in the Rob Fleming Park area and not on our race paths. Although you may have the sweetest dog ever (that could outrun everyone for the 5k trophy), they can be suddenly spooked by people, crowds, etc and we want to keep all of our participants safe! But let your pup enjoy the pre-and post festivities as we love our supporters no matter if they’re adults, kids or fur-babies. (Who ever thought that Fido would look so cute in a pink tutu?? We’re just saying…get creative!!)

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  1. What happens if there is bad weather?

It is always our goal that the “event will go on”….however, if there is thunder or lightening, the safety of our participants is our TOP priority and concern!

  1. Is the event chip-timed?

The Pink 5k is a fun-run…no chip timing. We’re here to run (or walk) as fast as we can to beat breast cancer, but everyone is a winner no matter what the clock says. Come out and have a FUN time with us!

  1. What do I need to bring with me on race-day?

Simple check list would include:

  • Race bib & safety pins (which you will receive all at packet pick up)
  • Your Pink 5k t-shirt (if you like to wear it on the race path…otherwise get creative and make your own costume!)
  • Money or a credit card if you want to participate in the ‘Honor Wall’ (note: if you pre-purchased honor wall items online or at packet pick up, we will have them pre-posted and/or ready for you to personalize!)
  1. Can I change my shirt size?

We know that sizes can always be different (our t-shirts run very true to size). So we ask that you pick your best fit when you register. If it’s too big/small, you’re welcome to bring it to the registration tent on race day to see what sizes remain…but we like to keep true to our word: if you signed up for a size, we’re going to do our best to have that shirt size there for you!

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Did not answer your questions? Please email us at info@igopink.org and we would love to answer your questions and address any concerns that you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at The Pink 5k on Saturday, May 7!

 



How To Add NEW YouTube Donation Cards

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Great news! YouTube, the video-sharing website that many of us use daily, announced yesterday that they have rolled out a new feature called “donation cards.” Along with other pre-existing “cards” available to YouTube content creators, donation cards are now available to appear on videos. The custom cards can now be created to invite subscribers and viewers to donate directly from the video to the YouTuber’s favorite nonprofit.

So how does it work? To add a donation card, you must have a YouTube account and have uploaded a video or videos to your channel. Now let’s get started!

1. Sign into your YouTube account, go to your Video Manager.

2. Go to “Videos” and on an uploaded video, click the “down arrow” button, and on the drop down select “Cards.”

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3. The selected video will appear and begin to play. Click on “Add card“, locate “Donation” on the dropdown, and click the “Create” button.

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4. Next, type in the name of any any United States, IRS-validated 501(c)3 public nonprofit organization, such as our nonprofit organization listed as “iGoPink” for The Breast Cancer Charities of America.

Once you have typed in the nonprofit’s name (such as “iGoPink“), the name will appear, click on the organization’s image (if available), and select “Create card.”

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5. Now you are able to customize the card by adding a title, teaser text, and select “Create card.”

 

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You can even change the image from the selected image options; however, you cannot upload a new image.

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6. After the card is created, you can change where the card appears in your video by dragging the slider, located underneath the video, to the desired time (for example, 1:06 in this video below).

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7. Note that just like other YouTube card selections, you cannot add 2 cards that promote the same link, nonprofit, video, playlist, or function. (see warning below)

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8. Your card is now automatically saved and visible to all subscribers and viewers who watch your video!

The “card” will appear at the designated time and in the top right hand corner of the video (Desktop view).

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If a viewer selects the card, an additional panel with your message (custom title and teaser) will appear (Desktop view).

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Once the viewer selects the message on the new panel, a pop up will appear over the video and gives the viewer an opportunity to make a donation. The viewer can select $5, $10, $20, or other amount to donate before selecting Next.

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In the final step, the viewer (and donor) can review their donation, add a payment method, and press Accept and Donate to make a donation to iGoPink or another U.S. nonprofit organization.

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Watch YouTube’s “donation card” feature in action by viewing iGoPink’s Apple Pie Bites video below! The “donation card” will appear at 1:06.


YouTube has over a billion users that now have new opportunities to do good for great causes across the United States! We hope you try YouTube’s newest feature and transform each view into a donation.

For more information or questions about how to setup donation cards to help benefit iGoPink, please contact Jen at jen@igopink.org

Thank YOU so much for helping iGoPink make a difference and support breast cancer patients that need our help!



The Pink 5k Returns to The Woodlands

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The Pink 5k is returning to The Woodlands on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Creekside Park, for the third consecutive year, benefitting The Breast Cancer Charities of America.  Presented by Northside Imports- FIAT- Alfa Romeo- Maserati, The Pink 5k sold out in 2015 and expects to be another sell out in 2016 with over 1,000 walkers and runners on Mother’s Day weekend.

“We are excited to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with the community by honoring moms and women everywhere through The Pink 5k!” said Erica Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of The Breast Cancer Charities of America.  “What better way to honor the women in your life than walking to win the fight against breast cancer.”

The race is open to all ages (including children, dogs and even strollers).  Awards will be given to all participants as well as special awards for top fundraising teams and individuals.

Early Bird Registration is open now at www.ThePink5k.com  for only $30 until March 31.

Proceeds from The Pink 5k will go to help the charity’s mission to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness and to directly help women to prevent & survive breast cancer through their program services.

Sponsorship opportunities remain.  For questions or to get involved with The Pink 5k, contact BCCA’s offices at 936.231.8460 or Info@iGoPink.org

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4 No-Stress Thoughtful Last Minute Gifts

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We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday! Still Shopping? Here are 4 last minute gift ideas that make a difference.

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1. Shop Online

Avoid the crowds! Instead go online and give the gift of love, hope, time, and charity.

Click here to give a gift

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2. Send an eCard 

Honor a loved one AND send a personalized eCard this holiday season!

Send an eCard

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3. Pink 5K

Register yourself, Mom, sister, family member, friend, and loved ones for the Pink 5K!

The Pink 5K is on the Saturday before Mother’s Day (May 7) and would be a thoughtful gift for her – now available at Early Bird prices!

Sign Up Here

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4. Shop Amazon Smile 

When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to The Breast Cancer Charities of America.

Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-4602950 and support us every time you shop. Thank you for your support!

Shop Now

 

Thank you for sharing your gifts this holiday season and helping the Breast Cancer Charities of America make a difference!

Through your generosity, we can continue our program services that focus on Prevention, Resources, Education, Survival, and Support. Have a happy holiday!

 



Beth’s Story

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Two years after my treatment ended, God brought me the love of my life, J.W. Martin, plus two beautiful adult daughters whose mother had passed away. My heart overflowed with so much love for them, and Shanda and Bethani became my daughters, too. They had suffered so much, and their pain was my pain; their joys were my celebrations. There is nothing I wouldn’t do to protect my four precious children from harm and make their lives happy, healthy and fulfilling.

As the years passed, we enjoyed three wonderful weddings (ours, Beth’s and Shanda’s), then the purchase of their first homes, and the birth of each of their firstborn. Through every milestone, we bonded even more tightly, and were thriving as a family. With each cancer-free check-up, I breathed more easily, and as I surpassed the 5-year mark, then 6, 7, 8, and9, I finally began to relax, until the anniversary of my 10th year.

Cancer’s timing can be so unbelievably cruel… Only 8 weeks after the birth of baby Madison, their first and only daughter, 29-year old Bethani and her husband Justin were told that the lump she had discovered was in fact, breast cancer. Even more terrifying, it was fun to be triple-negative, an invasive, aggressive, life-threatening cancer with a very low survival rate, especially for women her age. We were all absolutely devastated, but determined to fight side-by-side with Bethani, doing whatever was necessary to defeat the cancer.

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Only MD Anderson Cancer Center knew how to approach Beth’s type of cancer, and so the regular cross-country treks from Waco to Houston for a year of treatments, operations and doctor visits began. I’ve never seen anyone so strong in my life, as she endured a parade of various chemotherapy’s that shattered her immune system, wreaked havoc on her heart, lungs, and bowels, and brought her to death’s door in order to kill the cancer. I am still in awe of her strength, as she sought comfort in scripture and prayers. She never gave in, and she never gave up.

Bethany inspired everyone around her, especially her family. Our daughters signed the entire family up for the 2012 Susan G. Komen race in Waco, where Bethani was recognized as the youngest breast cancer victim present. In spite of chemo treatments that made it hard to breathe and walk, she was the picture of strength as she pushed Madi’s stroller, rain-soaked wig and all, to support her fellow breast cancer fighters. Deeply inspired, Tori was becoming a warrior against cancer, too. It became her life’s goal to fight for a cure, help cancer patients navigate their journey with as many tools as possible, and to teach others how to be vigilant against the disease. Her sorority’s philanthropy is breast cancer awareness, and she has been instrumental in so many educational campaigns and fundraisers.

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As the treatments drained Bethani and Justin physically, emotionally and financially, we all tried to help in as many ways as possible. From driving her to treatments, keeping Madi, cooking, laundry, housecleaning, prayers, gifts, comforting and fundraising, nothing we did could ever be enough. I struggled with helplessness that cancer forces on you, and guilt that my own experience was so small in comparison. The help that I really wanted to give Beth was an exchange of my life for hers. I prayed and pleaded with God to take me instead, but it just doesn’t work that way.

Cancer is merciless. It pretended to be gone, giving us hope, but 3 months later came back with a vengeance. Now stage 4, the tumors emerged throughout Beth’s body and in her lungs. She was determined to stay alive for her husband and baby daughter, but made final preparations to spare others from worry. Still fighting, she went to Houston for breathing therapy, and the morning before her appointment on July 17th, 2013, tumors closed her airway and cancer claimed her life. Her suffering has ended and she is in paradise, but all of us who miss her will suffer until we see her again.



Jennifer’s Story

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Learn about Jennifer – a recipient of The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s Feeling Beautiful Again program, a breast cancer patient, single parent, and a survivor who overcame many struggles in her road to recovery. This is her story.

Name: Jennifer
Age: 50
Location: Hampton, VA
BCCA/iGoPink Program: Feeling Beautiful Again

 

1. When were you diagnosed with breast cancer? Are you currently in treatment? Where did you receive treatment?

    Diagnosed on 11/13/14. Yes, I had chemo 1/23/15 – 5/28/1, surgery 6/22/15, and started radiation 8/17/15. I received most of my treatment at Mary Immaculate Hospital and currently tradition at Sentara Complex Hospital.

2. What have been the most effective lifestyle changes since your diagnosis which have helped you stay mentally and physically healthy?

    Because a single parent due to stress in my marriage. I am so peaceful now., positive attitude, diet changes, lots of sleep which I never got before. My 9 year old son has been the best therapy. I pray more.

3. Where do you find support?

    My mom, sister, son, church, medical stuff, books, and God. God healed me.

4. What has brought you joy during your recovery?

    My son, moving into my own apartment, and having peace. I was in an abusive marriage (physically, mentally, and emotionally) so I am happier now.

5. What has been the hardest obstacle during the time?

    Losing my job behind my breast cancer and the custody batter over my son after beating cancer. I am a survivor.

6. Is there any advice that you would like to share with other breast cancer patients?

    Run away from stress. Remember you can make a decision that can literally kill you. Stay away from toxic relationships. Love yourself.

7. How did you hear about The Breast Cancer Charities of America and the Feeling Beautiful Again Program?

    It was through the internet. I was looking for organizations to help me with rent and utilities since I lost my job.

8. How was the kit beneficial to you?

    Yes, thank you so much. It increased my self esteem.

Learn more about BCCA’s Feeling Beautiful Again Program
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You can also give a breast cancer patient HOPE with your donation online!

Help us send a beauty basket and support them financially to keep the electricity on and roof over their heads during the cold winter months.

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Become an iGoPink Fundraiser | Give the Gift of Charity

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How do I raise funds for iGoPink/The Breast Cancer Charities of America?

Thank you so much for helping BCCA raise funds to continue our program services and help patients with breast cancer!

You have the opportunity to create a team or raise funds individually to support patients with breast cancer. To get started raising funds online, we have shared tips on how to get the ball rolling and spread the news about your campaign. We are THRILLED that you have chosen to show your support and we will be here every step of the way to cheer you on!

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Getting Started Tips

 

1. Set Up Your Fundraising Page

It’s easy to get started and set up your personal or team fundraising page!

 

2. Personalize Your Fundraising Page

Let’s get personal! Update your online fundraising page to make it your own, to honor a friend or family member, and so that your page is easily recognizable to people that know you and your cause. You can add your own text, pictures, or even video!

Remember, potential donors will be interested in your cause, but they are primarily interested in YOU. Make sure you tell them why you are getting involved, what your connection is to iGoPink/BCCA, and how their donation will help support women with breast cancer – it doesn’t have to be long!

 

3. Self Donate To Your Page

Make a Donation to your OWN Page. Why? Friends, family and page visitors are more likely to donate to your page when they see that someone has already contributed. Donating some of your own money also demonstrates to potential campaign supporters that your are serious about helping the cause.

 

4. Update your Facebook profile to show your support!

Share your campaign with your friends, family and followers on Facebook! Simply choose the image or images you like, save the photo, and update your Facebook profile photos.

Idea: Take a group photo with your team, make and snap a picture of a homemade sign asking for support, create a photo collage of why YOU are raising funds for breast cancer, and so much more.

 

4. Share on Social

Now that you have updated your Facebook page photos, now it’s time to get social! Start fundraising through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and your other social media accounts with these tips:

  • Share the news. Post an update that you are fundraising to support women with breast cancer! Be sure to share your fundraising page URL, explain why you are supporting the cause, share inspiring stories, and encourage your family and friends to donate.
  • Create a Facebook Event. Setup your own Facebook event page, invite your friends, and post updates on your progress! Learn how to create your own Facebook event by clicking here.
  • Tag Your Friends and Donors. Start on Facebook by tagging those that have already donated and thanking them for their donations. When you tag someone your post gets shared in your activity feed and the other person’s activity feed too. This also sets the frame that people are already donating to your page!
  • Set Goals. $200 by one week, $400 by two weeks, etc. Use your social media accounts to update followers on your progress towards each goal and ask for people to help you get over the next hurdle.
  • Consider Gifts. Offer your own gifts to friends and family who helped you reach your goal. Or provide a raffle or prizes for certain giving levels. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, just a token of your appreciation.

 

5. Individually Email 5-10 Closest To You

Ask family and friends for donations! Getting your “inner circle” to donate to your page will help you build up some momentum. It’s also good to start with the people you are most comfortable with. Don’t have their email? Send them a text!

Sample Email Fundraising Strategy:

  • Day 1 Email #1: Send 5-10 very close contacts (family and your closest friend or two).
  • Day 2 Email #2: Send to 10-15 close contacts (your entire circle of good friends).
  • Day 3 Email #3: Send to as many other contacts you feel comfortable sending a message to (co-workers, friends, friends of friends, distant relatives, your address book, etc.).

 

Thank you so much again for becoming an iGoPink Fundraiser! Remember to have fun and know that your all of your hard work is going to help support women battling breast cancer. Through the generosity of people like you, we can PRESS forward in the fight against breast cancer and continue our program services that focus on Prevention, Research, Education, Survival, and Support. Happy fundraising!



Give the Gift of Love

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Give the gift of LOVE! Show a family member, breast cancer survivor or loved one that you care by making a donation in their honor.

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Send an eCard with your donation by selecting “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone” as shown below.

Step 1: Visit the “Give the Gift of Love” page at http://bit.ly/GiveGiftofLove

Step 2: Click on a box to select a donation amount or fill in an amount in the “Your Donation” box. Choose “one-time” for a one time donation or “monthly” for a recurring donation.

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Step 3: Select the “dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone” box. (optional)

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If the box is selected, a new section will appear as shown below.

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Step 4: Choose “In honor of” or “In memory of”

Step 5: Fill in honoree’s name (required), recipient’s name and email address (optional) if you would like to send a notification email to the honoree.

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Step 6: Enter a message that will be visible to the recipient in the text area box.

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Step 7: To include an eCard, select one of the four available images – or leave “No eCard” selected.

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Step 8: Click “Preview” to preview the message that will be sent and visible to the recipient. Select “Close Preview” to continue and complete donation.

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Step 9: Complete form by adding your information. If preferred, check box as shown below to help cover all fees so that 100% of your donation goes to The Breast Cancer Charities of America.

Step 10: Click on “Send Your Gift” button once the form is complete, send your donation and the eCard to the recipient and honoree.

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Thank you for sending the gift of LOVE and helping the Breast Cancer Charities of America make a difference! Through the generosity of people like you, we can continue our program services that focus on Prevention, Resources, Education, Survival, and Support.

To give the Gift of Love, please click here.

Please join us in the fight against Breast Cancer by giving the gift of Love, Hope, Cheer, Charity or Time this holiday season.

Every gift matters. Together we CAN make a difference!



10 Days 10 Ways To Share Breast Cancer Awareness

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Can you believe that October is almost over? But, we still need your help! Here are 10 ways that you can share your support and awareness about breast cancer.

1) Follow us on Facebook!

Every day during the month of October, we are sharing important information about breast cancer, healthy tips, and motivational messages. “Like” our page, share the knowledge, and spread the news to your friends and family online about breast cancer!

Visit the iGoPink Facebook Page

2) Share your #PinkPose

Join together with your friends, family, co-workers, or team, like the Willis High School Ladycats, while wearing pink, take and share a photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #PinkPose, and tag The Breast Cancer Charities of America.

Learn more about #PinkPose

Go Ladycats! The Willis High School Volleyball Team held an iGoPink Night and raised OVER $7000 this month!

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3) Understanding Breast Cancer

What are the symptoms? Can women and men get breast cancer? What should I ask my doctor? Am I putting myself at risk? Am I making healthy lifestyle choices and taking preventative steps? Educate yourself, your family and friends by visiting iGoPink.org

Learn more about Breast Cancer

4) Perform a Self Breast Exam

Once a month, every month, without fail, set aside 15 minutes to conduct a thorough breast self-examination. Female, Male, over or under the age of 50. This is an important step to take towards the early detection of breast cancer.

Download our FREE Self Breast Examination Card

5) Launch an Online Fundraiser

Start a fundraiser online to benefit BCCA and support women struggling with breast cancer!
Through our online system you can easily set up and personalize your own fundraising page, share the news by telling your friends and family, set goals, and even consider offering prizes or a raffle.

Start here

6) Host an Event

Host an event or fundraiser in your community to benefit iGoPink/BCCA! Organize an iGoPink Game Day, Bar-B-Q, Bingo Tournament, Bake Sale, Ladies Night, Barrel Race, and so much more!

Example: 5th Annual Turn for Ta’s Barrel Race

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Contact us at info@igopink.org

7) Give a Donation

Give a donation in honor of a survivor, loved one, and to help support women who are battling breast cancer. Your donation today makes a difference. Please join us in the fight against breast cancer!

Donate Here

8) Shop our Pink Partners!

Each of our Pink Partners is donating a percentage of sales to The Breast Cancer Charities of America! What better way than to shop AND donate at the same time?!

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9) Donate a Portion of Sales

Own a business? Want to get your organization involved and give back? Select a day, week, month, or event and donate a percentage of sales to The Breast Cancer Charities of America!

Contact us for ideas and Pink Partner Opportunities at info@igopink.org

10) Share this blog!

Spread the word and tell your friends, family, co-workers, and everyone on your contact list of how they can help during Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Thank you for spreading awareness and helping us support women who are battling breast cancer!

 

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