Sample Fundraising Letters

From a Student

Guess what I am doing on the weekend of [insert event dates]? I will be joining thousands of walkers in the Susan G. Komen [event city] 3-Day. I am walking 60 miles over three days to demonstrate my determination in finding a cure for breast cancer. I don't have a lot of money, and I can't find a cure for cancer, but I can walk! The Komen 3-Day is my way to make a difference, because every mother, every sister, every daughter deserves to know a life free from breast cancer.

My training is going great so far. I am walking about [XX miles] a week right now in preparation for my 3-Day® experience. Just imagine me getting up before dawn, covering twenty miles each day for three days in a row, and camping for two nights in a pink tent! I’ll post pictures – I promise!

You may be wondering why I am walking 60 miles and raising $2300 or more in donations. I am determined to meet this personal challenge because of a very special person. [Share your personal connection here]. This cause is very important to me, and with my determination and your support, I know that I can do this!

It's going to be tough to fit fundraising and training into my schedule but I know I can do it. I'm going to raise [$amount] for the cause, and I need your help. No donation is too big – or too small! You can donate at, or follow the link below to make an online donation in an amount that works for you. You can also call 800-996-3DAY, or donate by check, made payable to Susan G. Komen 3-Day; mail your donation checks to me [insert address] and I will submit them with a copy of my personalized donation form. You can spread your credit card donation over four monthly payments, and your company may even offer to match your donation through their Matching Gifts program.

Thank you for your support. I'd appreciate it if you could make your donation by [date] so I'll have plenty of time to reach my goal. I'll keep you updated on my progress as I fundraise and train - and send you a picture of me at the finish line!


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