Sample Fundraising Letters


Dear Friends and Family,

It has been a few weeks since I shared with you my plans to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. I have been so touched with the words of support as well as the donations I have received so far.

I have been busy preparing for my Komen 3-Day journey. I am up bright and early most mornings, putting one foot in front of the other as I get in shape to walk 20 miles a day for three straight days. Some mornings, dragging myself out of bed is a challenge, but the thought that every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, a case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman, is all the motivation I need. Some may think I have lost my mind, but what I have lost is a special friend – to breast cancer. I am committed to this important cause, and I am proud of myself for taking on the challenge of the 3-Day®.

So far I’ve raised $X. But I still need your help. Your donations are making a difference in the fight to find a cure, and are helping me reach my $2,300 fundraising goal. I would like to reach my fundraising goal by June 1 so that I can focus on my training and preparation. Please make your donation today! If your company has a matching gifts program, your donation can be matched, which will mean even more dollars are raised!

Please visit my 3-Day personal page (insert personal URL) or call the 3-Day coaches at 800-996-3DAY, and select a donation amount that works for you. No donation is too big – or too small, and every dollar will help us reach the goal of a world without breast cancer.


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Team name – optional
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