It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, young or old. Cancer is something you’re probably no stranger to. Many people in the United States have at least one friend or family member who has been affected by the disease, if not themselves. Leukemia, myeloma, and lymphoma are expected to account for about 10.2% of new cancer diagnoses per year, and unfortunately there is no cure for cancer at this time. When a cancer diagnosis strikes your family, it can be hard to deal with the idea that there isn’t anything you can do to help. However, there is something that can be done.
Many people all around the country are investing in oncology biotech or are investing in biotech startups. These oncology biotech startups exist to help find a cure and breakthrough new treatments. If you know someone dealing with cancer, you may not be able to cure the disease or invest in oncology biotech IPO groups, but you can fundraise for cancer research and treatment options like new chemotherapy drugs. When it comes to fundraising, there’s so much more that can be done other than a classic bake sale or passing a donation envelope around at work.
Here are some other ideas for your next cancer fundraiser.
One fun and really creative fundraising idea is a girls’ night. A girl’s night is the perfect way to bring all of your friends, and maybe even their friends, together for a good cause! You can set up stations for manicures, facials, pedicures, and even massages. Now, to make this a fundraiser, ask for a small donation of $5.00 or $10.00 at the door that will be donated right to a cancer research fund. Make sure you’re serving food and drinks throughout the night to ensure everybody’s having a good time and staying refreshed.
A girls’ night isn’t really your thing, but you still want to have fun, so why not host a game night? Invite a bunch of people over to your house or to a community center to play games. Charge people the same $5.00 or $10.00 that you would if you were going to host a girls’ night. To make it even more interesting, offer prizes to the winners of each game. The winner of each game can receive something small like a $5.00 gift card for coffee or a cookbook. Also, be sure to put up a box at the entrance for additional donations. Yes, you’re going to be asking for an initial donation to play the games, but some people might want to give a little bit more.
Make Something and Sell It
Instead of baking cookies or cupcakes and selling them, you can get creative and make something that’s a bit more original. In the past, you may have seen fundraisers offering different colored ribbons to represent different kinds of cancer. To put an original twist on this idea, create handmade scarves that are colored to represent each form of cancer. Pink will signify breast cancer, purple will signify pancreatic cancer, orange will signify leukemia, etc. It’s an easy way to get people involved throughout the year, as a scarf is something that can be worn no matter the season.
Fundraising is a great way to raise money for cancer research all while spreading awareness for the disease. Take a look at a few of the ideas listed above when deciding what to do! They’re fun and original ideas that people will remember.