Encourage others to set up fundraising pages, too. After all, it's free and there are no fundraising minimums. Imagine if only 5 of your closest friends and family became fundraisers, reached out to their contacts, and were able to raise just $500 each...
Just as important, this also extends IBD awareness one more level, potentially reaching HUNDREDS more people, all because of YOU. The impact of this could be enormous and could significantly increase the amount of research that can be funded, ultmately reducing the time it takes to find a cure.
Wanna ride a tricycle around the block? Wanna climb Mount Everest? Whatever your passion, make everything you do an excuse to raise awareness and funds for IBD research. If you are looking for ideas, how about:
Every event is an opportunity to raise awareness and funds, and it's more fun with a team of friends! When you fundraise for an endurance event, you will feel the joy of making a difference while training for a challenging and fun event that benefits a worthwhile cause.
Our event calendar contains a list of events that will have other CURE for IBD teammates in attendance. You can also join the 'CURE for IBD Events' Facebook group, so you can connect with teammates. Since we want everything you raise to go to research, CURE for IBD does not pay any of your expenses. Register yourself and get yourself to the event. We will meet up with teammates and their families during the weekend, meet for dinner the night before the race, and celebrate our accomplishments. As a team, we will cross the finish line for a cure!
* If there's an event that you plan on doing that you'd like to have added to the CURE for IBD calendar, you'll have a chance to let us know when you are setting up your page. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.