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Fundraising Ideas and Resources

The money you raise drives our impact

You have taken the first step toward ending prostate cancer and spreading awareness in your community by registering for your local Run/Walk! The best way to support men and their families is to raise funds through your personal fundraising webpage. Did you know that 85 cents of every dollar donated to ZERO goes to programs like research, early detection, education, and advocacy? You can be a fundraising hero to families fighting today.

Fundraising Ideas and Resources

Don’t know where to start? Download a fundraising guide below to get started with the basics like how, when, and who to ask for donations.

Team Captain Guide
Participant Fundraising Guide
Kids Fundraising Guide

Team captains make an impact! You not only have the opportunity to inspire and motivate team members, but you can also be sure that everyone knows the kind of impact they as a team make in the lives of those affected by prostate cancer.

Team Captain Guide (just in case you missed it before, this has all the basics of growing your team and keeping the team motivated to fundraising)
Join My Team Downloadable Flyer
Team Fundraising Thermometer (8.5 x 11)
Team Fundraising Thermometer (11 x 17)

From your fundraising participant center, you can customize your fundraising page with your story, change your fundraising goal, and send emails to your friends and family asking them to support you.

Customize your fundraising page video coming soon!
Change your goal video coming soon!
Send emails from your participant center

Social media is a great way to spread the word about your fundraising and reach people you don’t see on an everyday basis.

Start a Facebook Fundraiser Guide Coming Soon!
Get a Facebook Profile Frame
Eight weeks of suggested Facebook status updates
Social Media Fundraising Best Practices Coming Soon!
Prostate Cancer Facts/Stats to Share

Get your company on board for something as simple as a casual dress day, ask a restaurant to host an event, hold a bake sale, and more. The possibilities are unlimited, but we’ve provided a few ideas below.

Host Your Own Fundraiser Guide
Donation Badges
Sample Fundraiser Invitation
Sample Fundraiser Vendor Donation Request
Charitable Restaurant Listing
Wine Partnership

We believe fundraising for a great cause is its own reward, but we also wanted to sweeten the deal so don’t forget to check out what you can earn.

Fundraising Recognition Rewards
Fundraising Recognition Badges
Race Day Fundraising Awards Coming Soon!

Q. Are donations made to ZERO tax deductible?
A: Yes! Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer is a registered 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID: 59-3400922).

Q: Is there a fundraising minimum to participate in the run/walk?
A: No. There is no fundraising minimum, but we need your help to end prostate cancer, please consider making a self-donation or raise at least $100. All registered participants and volunteers receive a personal fundraising page, fundraising coaching, and many tools, guides, and other resources to help you.

Q: I want to fundraise, but I don’t know how. Where should I start?
A: We encourage all participants to customize their page with their own photo and story of why you’re participating. Please view our “Get Started Today! Fundraising Guides” section above for more information.

Q. Does ZERO Provide a Team Captain Guide with tools on how to fundraise?
A: Yes! You can download the guide here (link to pdf guide). It includes tips and samples of language to use to raise money, recruit more team members, and plan fundraisers that everyone can participate in.

Q: Can I continue to collect donations after the walk?
A: Absolutely! Participants can fundraise up until two weeks after the event to be eligible for fundraising rewards.

Need more help?

ZERO’s National Events Team is ready to help you!

Reach out to us at 1-202-303-3110 or email us at races@zerocancer.org

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