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Financial Resources —Did you know that there are many financial resources that can help people living with breast cancer? Find out more

Fundraising

Please use the quick links below to take you quickly to the different sections of this page:

Why fundraise?
Ask for donations using our online tools
Matching Gifts /Company Matching
Where the Money goes
Fundraising Tips
Ways to Raise Money
Go Paperless – PINK Loves GREEN
Pledge Program

Your Race entry fee gets us to the start line. Your fundraising gets to the CURE!

How does a 5K Race make a huge impact on the global movement to end breast cancer forever? Through the fundraising efforts of every participant. You don’t need to be a fundraising expert to be successful at it – you just need the desire to stand up to breast cancer and make a difference. Thanks to people like you, in 2013-2014 fiscal year, the Central Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen was able to fund 9 local programs for education, research, screening and treatment services in our 9 county service area (which includes Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties), plus ground breaking breast cancer research.

This year we’re aiming even higher because the need is greater than ever! If every Race participant raised an average of $100 (in addition to their registration fee), Komen Central Florida would raise over $800,000. Together, we can save lives!


Ask for donations using our online tools

We have tried to make it as easy as possible for you. When you register for the Race online, a personal webpage is created automatically for you! 

Your Participant Center allows you to personalized a webpage as well as set fundraising goals and send emails to your family and friends to request donations also known as pledges. Just send out an email to whom you would like to give the opportunity to support you and watch for the response.

You will be notified when a donation is made so that you can be sure to thank your donor. Thank you email templates are also provided but you can always add your own touch.

Please remember that even if you registered by mail, you can still fundraise online. If you provided us with a valid email address, your username and password will be emailed to you. If you did not provide us with your email address, please email us at race@komencentralflorida.org for your username and information on how to set up your password.

Ask your friends and family for donations in person or over the phone. A personal request for a donation is generally the most effective way to receive a donation. $100, $50, $20, or $5. No donation is too small. Remember, it all adds up.

Don’t be afraid to ask. And it’s okay if someone says they can’t support you this year, be sure to ask them next year.

Friends can make a donation to support you visting this page and by clicking the link "Sponsor a Participant". Or you can send them the custom URL address you can create when you login to your Participant Center.  As you collect donations, please have friends and family give cash and check donations directly to YOU, with your name indicated in the memo field of checks or even a note in the envelope indicating your name as the Participant. Please make checks payable to Central Florida Race for the Cure.

Mail your checks to  (Please DO NOT mail credit card numbers or cash):
Komen Central Florida Race for the Cure
1755 Oviedo Mall Blvd.
Oviedo, FL 32765

PLEASE NOTE: Please DO NOT send individual pledge donation checks without a pledge tracking form to Komen Central Florida. Individual checks turned in without a pledge tracking form will not be credited to the participant's fundraising efforts as these are very difficult to track and credit to the appropriate participant. Please give your pledge donations directly to the participant so they can turn in directly with a pledge tracking form. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP! (Download & print a pledge tracking form here.)


Where the Money goes

75% of the net proceeds raised remains in the Central Florida community to fund educational outreach, screening and treatment programs for underserved women and men. The remaining 25% supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

To learn more about how the Central Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure's funds are used, please visit our Komen Grants page to read about our Affiliate Grants.

Matching Gifts /Company Matching

Did you know that many companies will match the contribution their employees make? Matching funds from participating companies are a great way to multiply the impact of your pledge raising efforts! Your donation will go twice as far!

Gift verification paperwork may be sent to (please be sure to include the Participant's name):
Komen Central Florida Race for the Cure
1755 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765

Fundraising Tips

Fundraise online by accessing your Participant Center or downloading the Pledge Tracking Form and send it to friends, family and coworkers.

Start asking for pledges early as soon as your personal webpage is ready!
Set a goal and tell people what it is. Let everyone know that you’re training for the Komen Central Florida Race for the Cure and need their donations to help create a world without breast cancer.
Research your company’s matching gift program. You can double your money!

Remember to thank every individual who helps you reach your goal. Let them know they are making a difference.

Provide updates - let people know how much you have raised and how close you are to reaching your goal.

Ways to Raise Money

Fundraising is easier than you think. Here are a few people who might donate to you:

You @$25 = $25
Two family members @$25 = $50
Five friends @$20 = $100
Five co-workers @$20 = $100
A neighbor @$25 = $25
Book club or Athletic team member @$25 = $25
Hairdress, Dry cleaner or Doctor @$25 = $25
      $350

Remember to thank each supporter for helping you reach your personal goal!

For more on fundraising, download the ABCs of fundraising.

Go Paperless – PINK Loves GREEN

Login to your Participant Center and customize your personal webpage. Send emails to friends, family, and co-workers, asking them to support you in the breast cancer movement.

Change your voicemail and answering machine messages to announce that you are participating in the Komen Central Florida Race for the Cure on October 12, 2014.
Announce that you’re accepting donations via your website, blog and/or facebook page and remind people to ask you for more details!
Sell items on an internet auction site and let bidders know that the item's selling price is being donated to your fundraising efforts for the Komen Central Florida Race for the Cure.
Did you know that you can create a custom URL address for your fundraising webpage? Add the link to your email signature and ask people for donations, even asking for a specific amount such as $150 (the cost of a mammogram for an underserved woman in our community).
Send out reminder emails to potential donors who did not donate the first time. Include an update on your fundraising.


PLEASE NOTE: Please DO NOT send individual pledge donation checks without a pledge tracking form to Komen Central Florida. Individual checks turned in without a pledge tracking form will not be credited to the participant's fundraising efforts as these are very difficult to track and credit to the appropriate participant. Please give your pledge donations directly to the participant so they can turn in directly with a pledge tracking form. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP! (Download & print a pledge tracking form here.)