Cancer Fundraising Ideas
You or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. The news is devastating, and life seems to have come crashing down in a tumbled heap of questions without answers, a foggy future, pain, treatments, emotional distress, broken hopes and dreams, and bills, never-ending bills. The financial hit can be extreme, and many times, the best and easiest way to raise money for medical bills is to do a fundraiser. Fundraisers also work well with charitable organizations that are focused on cancer.
Breast Cancer Fundraising
The statistics for breast cancer are staggering, as nearly 1 in 8 women in the United States (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. The estimated lifetime healthcare cost per breast cancer patient in the United States ranges from $20,000 to $100,000. This financial burden is daunting, especially in lieu of the medical battle ahead. Breast cancer fundraising, in particular, has seen success and increased popularity in recent years, in part thanks to the awareness spread by charities such as Susan G. Komen and their Race for the Cure initiatives.
In addition to the national charity fundraisers, race for the cures & walkathons, there are many individual and local group fundraising options to help get your community involved. You may be searching for a fundraising product that will educate consumers about your cause, whether it is financing medical treatment or raising support for an organization, while being attractive enough to the consumer to want to purchase. The education could be something as simple as a catchy name, like “Candles for Chemotherapy,” or more complex, such as a cookbook with sugar-free recipes that highlights foods to avoid because carcinogenic cells feed on them.
The key is to quickly and easily find a product as fast as possible so that you can get donations coming in quickly; bills don’t wait long. You have come to the right place, because we have hand-picked products that we believe will work well with cancer fundraisers, avoiding sugary products and promoting health in general. Practical non-food items have been included, as well. These types of products last longer than food items and are more visible, thus sparking recollection of the cause in the purchaser’s memory and potentially nudging them toward a subsequent donation.
Another option is to consider products that are local to your state, to give back to your local economy while supporting your cause at the same time. You can view products by state on our Locations page.
-Tea (perhaps include an educational leaflet about the antioxidant, cancer-fighting properties of tea)
-First Aid Kits
-Fruits and Vegetables
-Jewelry (especially color-appropriate for the specific type of cancer, such as pink for breast cancer or yellow for sarcoma)