Thank you so much for your interest in organizing a personal fund-raising campaign to benefit The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
Every 65 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. With more than 5.7 million cases in the United States alone, it has become the 6th leading cause of death in our nation. Our mission is to beat Alzheimer’s disease by funding innovative world-class research, which has already led to improved treatments and helped many families cope with an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.
Online Fundraising – Getting Started
Upload an image of your choosing and create a message. Your message should include why you are helping to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. If it is in honor or memory of a loved one, be sure to include a bit about this person and why you are honoring him or her. The top fundraiser will be featured in Preserving Your Memory”: The Magazine of Health and Hope.
Ask for donations
Many people are used to donating to charities, and once they find out why you are joining in this campaign, they will want to help. Create an email with a link to your Challenge Profile and send it to your family, friends, and colleagues asking them to donate. It’s that easy!
Tell a friend
Do you know someone else who has been touched by the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease? Ask them to start their own page!
Facebook Causes is a great way to help bring awareness and much needed funds to Alzheimer’s research. If you already have a profile on Facebook, click here to let your Facebook friends know that you need their help.
If you already have a website, or know of a person or company that can put a banner on their website, here are different sizes to choose from to get the word out: Banners Click Here
It is a busy time of year. Sometimes your family, friends, and colleagues may be too swamped with work or summer plans to open each and every email they receive. It’s okay to keep asking. No one wants to be a bother – but a friendly reminder can help you reach your fundraising goal!
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After the Event is Over
Congratulations! Give yourself a huge pat on the back – you certainly deserve it after all your hard work. So what’s next?
Round up the money
If you are using the Alzheimer’s Challenge online system you are all set. If not:
- Call 1-800-ALZ-INFO (1-800-259-4636) to make your donation over the phone by credit or debit card.
- Send us a check/checks made payable to: Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Send us your stories and photos
We’d love to hear all about your event! Your stories and photos can be really inspirational to other fundraisers. So give us a call any time or email us with all the details and please send any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Say THANK YOU
Remember to say a big thank you to all the people who have helped along the way. If they are aware of how much you appreciated their efforts, they will be more likely to help you again in the future.
Finally, put your feet up, relax and start thinking about your next challenge!
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