Sample Fundraising Letters

To a Business or Organization – for fundraising event support

I hate breast cancer. I have lost family members and dear friends to this hideous disease and have made it my mission to do whatever I can to save lives. Every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, a case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman a sobering statistic. I am asking for your help in this fight to save lives.

I will be joining hundreds of walkers in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. I have committed to raise a minimum of $2300 in donations and will walk 60 miles over three days to demonstrate my determination in finding a cure for breast cancer. To help reach my fundraising goal of $2300, I am [joining with my 3-Day team in] hosting a fundraising event, [Name, Date and Location of event]. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this fundraising event will support my [and my team members] participation in the Komen 3-Day, taking place [Date].

Over the past 16 years and 170 events, the Komen 3-Day has raised more than $848 million—which Komen has used to save lives and make huge strides in breast cancer research. In 2016, Komen set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. The funds raised have helped Komen‘s mission to save lives from breast cancer, by investing more than $956 million in breakthrough research and more than $2.1 billion to support people and communities most at risk through programs to provide access to screening, treatment assistance, patient navigation and education.

Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government, while providing real-time help to those facing the disease.

Donations of gift certificates, products and services are most welcome and will ensure the success of my 3-Day team’s fundraising event, helping me reach my goal of raising [$amount] on this evening. As a thank-you for supporting my 3-Day team’s fundraising event, we will mention your company during our team fundraising event on [Date] and display your company name [on our t-shirts or our pink tents] while we are participating in the 3-Day event in [MONTH].

If you can support me with a donation, gift certificates, products and services for my fundraising event please contact me at [phone number] to arrange a pick up date.

In-kind donations may also be mailed to:


Any and all donations are greatly appreciated, and will certainly help in my commitment to raise at least $2300 for my participation in the 3-Day and help Komen in its mission to end breast cancer forever. My participant webpage, where you can also make a monetary donation directly to my fundraising account, and more information about my participation in the 3-Day is below.

The 3-Day is a weekend of hope, as we honor lives lost, celebrate survivors, promote breast cancer research and help bring breast cancer care to those who so desperately need it. Your donation will help make a difference and save lives. For more information about the 3-Day, visit; for more information about Komen, visit

Chances are that you know one of those women who have been affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. Consider your donation as a powerful tribute to them.

Thank you for committing your support.


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