Fundraising Tips & Tricks

Fundraising is easy and makes such an impact on these kids' lives!

RATO GroupStart a Team!

Start a team and invite your friends, co-workers and family to join you in supporting this cause. Do you belong to a church group, team, social group, gym? This is an excellent activity for just about any group. Invite your old friends to join you on this event as a reunion, reconnect while helping families battling brain cancer. 

Set Your Goals!

Set a team fundraising goal. Be realistic but also challenging.  It helps to break down your fundraising goals by how many team members you believe will join you. If you think you will have 10 team members, maybe challenge them to raise $250 each. Sounds hard? Break it down further and challenge each member to find 10 people to give a tax-deductible donation of $25 each.  That sounds a lot more attainable doesn't it!

Start Raising Donations!

Our fundraising tool will walk you step by step through the process. You can import your address book and send either our pre-set emails or customize your own. Ask your Facebook or Twitter friends to support your team, our fundraising system provides easy step-by-step ways to link to social networks. Donate a dollar amount and ask your friends and family to match that amount. It is important to let your supporters know that this is a tax deductible donation and will go to The Cure Starts Now Foundation to support research and assistance for families battling brain cancer.

Get Creative!

Some teams have started a friendly competition to see who can raise the most money. Some groups have done outside events to raise money: dinners, change collection jars or selling donated items.  Kids can create teams too, we have had kids do tasks around the neighborhood to raise money. Ask your company if they will match what you and your co-workers raise. Ask family to donate to your family in lieu of a birthday or holiday gift. Setup a "meeting" and brain storm how you can make a bigger impact.The opportunities are endless, just open your imagination and start having fun! Let us know what you have done, so we can suggest it to other teams!

Get Inspired!

There are so many reasons that your support is important, most of all it provides hope to children who may not have it without the research that The Cure Starts Now Funds. Take time to look at our website to see some of the stories and videos of these families who have faced brain cancer and how much your help means to them. 

It started with just one child. It started with just one heart.  Today, The Cure Starts Now Cancer Research Foundation (501c3 Federal Non-Profit) is one of the only cancer foundations dedicated to a "homerun" cure for all cancers, starting first with one of the most deadly and difficult cancers: pediatric brain cancer. Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric cancer may in fact provide us the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult.

The Cure Starts Now represents a revolutionary new strategy in cancer research; one that fights cancer not according to numbers but instead based on knowledge and research. And isn't that the way we'll ultimately win the battle? The Cure Starts Now's mission is one that knows no boundaries and stops at no borders. It is an international effort of families, friends, businesses and even strangers, united in the desire to cure cancer, one child at a time. And it all started with one child, but today the inspiration is carried with us all.  


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Thank you for supporting The Cure Starts Now and making a real difference in these kids' lives.