Meet Cristal – BE Courageous

Meet Cristal! Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Cristal is a spunky, resilient and big-hearted, daughter, sister, student and inspiration to many. Cristal’s cancer story began during a college semester abroad in Spain. In the middle of her experience, she...

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Fundraising Ideas from Alumni

Fundraising can sometimes seem a little tricky or not so “fun.” However, with some fresh ideas and a good attitude, you're sure to raise money in no time! Here are some ideas from 4K alumni to help you out! I invited friends over for a “Cuts for Cancer” party. I...

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Why We Ride – Team Seattle 2017

We collectively curated a collection of photos hoping to articulate the team’s motivations for riding, or as some may call it— the “why”— the fuel that gets us up the hills, through the windy plateaus, out on raining mornings and persistent during...

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Alumni Blog Spotlight: Sophia Garber

Today we're rereading some amazing blogs from this past summer's rides and runs. Sophia Garber, a member of Team San Francisco 2017 highlights one of the most memorable days of their trip. Trail Ridge Road - the highest paved road in the U.S.- that winds its way up...

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Write a Letter This Holiday

This holiday season is a great time to share your summer plans with family & friends! Writing a letter (and sneaking it into your parent's holidays cards) is an easy way to reach more potential donors.  Step 1 - Draft a letter. Check out the Fundraising Guide for some...

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Fundraising Idea: Sell Donuts!

Who doesn't like donuts? Nate Williams of Team San Diego 2017 found a way to make a classic treat into a fundraising opportunity!  What was your fundraiser? I kicked off my fundraising efforts with a Krispy Kreme fundraiser at the University of Kentucky College of...

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How to Create a Donor Database

Creating your donor database is a crucial step in becoming a successful 4K fundraiser. To start, try to think of at least 100 people - you probably know a lot more, but 100 is a good start. As you assemble the list that will make up your donor database, ask yourself...

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Hosting a BMT Drive Fundraiser

Step 1: Secure a date and location! Find a congested spot on campus, a high-trafficked area at the mall, or a place downtown during a festival. The more people who have the chance of passing your table, the better! Personalize the BMT Drive Letter when requesting...

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4K For Cancer Bingo Extravaganza By Conner McIntyre

Q: What was your fundraiser? A: My fundraiser was called the 4K For Cancer Bingo Extravaganza.  I got food donations from David’s Natural Market in Columbia, MD and got pizza discounted from Vocelli’s in Ellicott City, MD.  People also brought food that they made at...

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