#Why4K with Calvin & Hobbes

1. It's about the people.      2. School and work will always be there.   3. Get out of your comfort zone.       4. Enjoy everything our country has to offer. 5. Live in the moment.       6. Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in...

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Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for 4K

Social media is great for sharing your story, educating about the cause, and getting others engaged. The goal is to get people to want to be involved, and donate, with or without being asked! Consider using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube,...

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Holiday Fundraising

Holidays Are For Fundraising! Donate your holiday – ask for $ instead of presents Add a fundraising letter or note to your family’s holiday card Host a holiday party (ugly sweaters?) and charge a cover to attend Christmas carol with a tip jar Dress up as Santa and...

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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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