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Frequently Asked Questions: Fundraise Your Way

What is Team LRF?

Team LRF, our community fundraising program, is composed of individuals dedicated to supporting the mission of the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) across the country. Whether they participate in a Team LRF signature event, such as a Lymphoma Walk or the Lymphoma Research Ride, or they plan their own creative fundraiser through our Do-it-Yourself platform, Team LRF members are activating their networks and making a difference.

What is Fundraise Your Way?

Fundraise Your Way is Team LRF's Do-it-yourself platform. Each year, thousands of volunteers across the country turn their talents and interests into unique fundraising events to support the LRF's mission of eradicating lymphoma and serving all those impacted by this blood cancer. Fundraisers can range anywhere from social events such as bake sales and parties, to athletic events like bike rides and marathons. Whatever your idea is, Team LRF is here to help!

Does LRF have merchandise available for my fundraiser?

Unfortunately, there is no LRF merchandise for purchase. However, we do have promotional materials, including informational brochures about lymphoma and the Foundation, that we can send to you to display and/or distribute at your fundraiser. To request these complimentary promotional materials, please contact us at teamlrf@lymphoma.org

Can I use the Team LRF and/or the Foundations' logo and name on promotional materials?

Please review our policies and procedures on our website for detailed guidlines on the use of LRF’s name in conjunction with your fundriaser. To request our logo, please contact us at teamlrf@lymphoma.org

Does LRF cover the insurance for my fundraiser?

No, LRF does not insure Team LRF Fundraisers. It is the responsibility of the organizer to procure the necessary insurance coverage, licenses, and permits, and that they are compliant with all relevant legal requirements. Such documents must be in the name of the Team LRF event organizer.  LRF assumes no financial or legal liability associated with Team LRF fundraisers and is not responsible for any resulting damage, loss or injury.

Does LRF cover any costs for running my fundraiser?

No, LRF will not provide financial assistance and will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by the event. LRF shall be entitled to 100 percent of the charitable portion raised by the Team LRF event. This amount is equal to the total proceeds less any direct expenses generated by the fundraiser. In the event that multiple charities are being supported, please ensure it is clear on all promotional materials.All net funds should be submitted to LRF within 30 days after the conclusion of the event. In you cannot meet the deadline, please contact LRF.

Note: It is recommended that you keep a detailed, accurate, and up-to-date accounting record of all event proceeds and disbursements. To assist you with planning your expenses, please review our Budget Template.

Can LRF help me set up ticket sales for my event?

LRF is unable to support online ticket sales for third party fundraising events. The Event Organizer is solely responsible for the event promotion, registration fees, and sale of tickets. Net proceeds from registration fees and ticket sales can be donated to the Foundation by making an online donation to the event, mailing a check, or bringing the funds in-person to the New York office.

Can I be reimbursed for my fundraising expenses?

LRF cannot reimburse you for any fundraising expenses. To keep your event expenses low, we suggest asking local businesses and vendors for in-kind donations in exchange for free advertising on any promotional materials for your fundraiser.

Is there a fee or fundraising requirement associated with participating in the Team LRF program?

There is no registration fee or fundraising requirement for joining Team LRF. We suggest you set a realistic goal for your fundraiser, and increase your goal each time you meet it. Team LRF is grateful for all donations and no fundraising effort goes unnoticed.

 

If you have additional questions, please contact one of our team members, at (646) 312-5201 or TeamLRF@lymphoma.org.