8th Annual Pet Cancer Awareness Walk — October 21, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Mark your calendars for FETCH a Cure’s 8th Annual Pet Cancer Awareness Walk on October 21st! We need your help to raise funds for families who need lifesaving cancer treatments for their pets!

Help Us Save Lives

The Pet Cancer Awareness Walk kicks off with a fun, interactive walk for you and your pup. Then it’s time for the vendor fair and carnival with lots of activities for kids and pets! There will also be plenty of food trucks on site so you can keep strutting your stuff all afternoon long.

Sunday, October 21st (Location TBD!)

 

This is a really fun day and this year’s Walk will be bigger and better than ever.  We will have a lot more activities for kids (and pups). So come out and make it a yearly tradition!
Need some help getting your fundraising efforts off the ground? Check out our guide and tips below!

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING YOUR TEAM & FUNDRAISING

CREATE YOUR OFFICIAL TEAM PAGE: Include your own images and personal story, as well as inspiring quotes and a welcome message for your team members.

USE CUSTOMIZABLE EMAILS: Already registered? To get your friends, family and coworkers to join or donate to your team, login to your personal fundraising page and share the DONATE NOW link far and wide.

CREATE SOCIAL MEDIA BUZZ: Like and share our Facebook posts and event with your friends, family and co-workers. Take advantage of Twitter and Instagram to spread the word. Be sure to tag us and use hashtags related to the event on social media!

https://www.facebook.com/fetchacurefan/

https://twitter.com/FETCHaCure

https://www.instagram.com/fetchacure/

HOST A GATHERING: This can be a simple meet-and-greet at a coffee shop or a pizza party. Use the opportunity to explain your connection to the cause, recruit more team members, set goals and distribute information about the event.

SET TEAM TARGETS: Aim high for fundraising and recruitment goals. Work with team members to set individual goals, set daily or weekly goals and create an overall team goal. Identify people to help recruit, motivate and organize the team. There will be prizes for the individual who raises the most, the team who raises the most money, etc.

SEND PERSONAL THANK YOU NOTES: This can be a simple email or handwritten note with a photo. Mention that you look forward to seeing them at the event!

FUNDRAISING TIPS

Easy ways to raise $125…

  • Ask 5 family members to sponsor you for $25 each.
  • Ask 5 co-workers to contribute $12.50 each ($62.50 total) and ask your employer to match their donations ($62.50 total).
  • Post a Facebook appeal challenging 25 people to donate $5 each.

How to raise $500 in a week…

  • Day 1 – Sponsor yourself for $20
  • Day 2 – Ask 3 relatives for $25
  • Day 3 – Ask 5 friends for $15
  • Day 4 – Ask 5 co-workers for $10
  • Day 5 – Email 20 contacts and ask for $10
  • Day 6 – Ask three neighbors for $10
  • Day 7 – Ask your company to donate $50
  • Day 8 – Celebrate your success!

Don’t forget to…

  • Communicate regularly with your team.
  • Motivate your team.
  • Brainstorm ways to raise money.
  • Set individual fundraising goals and team fundraising goals.
  • Create a buzz on social media.

If you have any questions about the walk or if you would like to have a space at the vendor fair, please email rebecca@fetchacure.com.

2018 Sponsorships are also available, contact sarahm@fetchacure.com for more information.