Sample Fundraising Letters


Dear Heather, Vern, Meg, and Max,

How I wish you could have gotten to know your dear GRANDMA. As you’ve heard throughout time, she was gifted, talented, patient, kind and tolerant. Her singing – inspired, her violin playing – touched hearts, and she died too young to see her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren live their lives. I do know that you have all inherited some of her best talents!

And so, I’m passionate about living long enough to see a cure for the horrid disease that claimed her life – cancer.

I so applaud you all for all you do to live healthy lives and help others through your jobs, your lives and your involvement in great causes. You make us PROUD!

I also know that you’ve probably maxed out on giving to cancer causes this year, but if you haven’t, please help me meet my goal in the Susan G Komen 3-Day® which is on August 19, 20 and 21. You can donate online at or fill out the enclosed donation form and mail it to the address on the form.

THANK YOU for any help you can send my way. I’m walking for all the wonderful people who have left this world too soon because of cancer but who will forever live in our hearts – and for those who have survived and offer us hope. What a highlight to have you cheer in-person last year!