Fundraising Tips

We are here to provide our riders with the tools they need to help them meet or even to exceed their fundraising goals. Below are a few fundraising tips to help you get started:

  • Connect your donors to our mission!

    Make sure to include facts about why you are supporting the Bike for Cancer and the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund.  Let donors know that the money you raise stays in our community.

  • Tell everyone “why you ride” from the very start.

    Let your donors know your reason for riding. Everyone has a story – don’t be shy about sharing your own.

  • Make A List.

    Write a list of personal contacts, including businesses you frequent, for example your hairdresser or barber, veterinarian, dry cleaner, mechanic, bakery, etc. and ask if they will support your ride.

  • Send those emails!

    Send Emails! to friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, fellow church members, old classmates-you never know who has been touched by cancer.  Include the Bike for Cancer web site address in your signature line –

  • Set a high, but not impossible goal and share this goal with everyone!

  • Apply a Matching Gift!

    Double your money by applying for a matching gift. Be sure to check with your company to see if matching gifts are offered. You can also ask any of your donors if their donations are eligible to be matched by their companies too.

  • Form a Team

    Form a Team and fundraise even more with a group of like-minded individuals! Inform your HR department or community coordinator about the ride.

  • Encouragement!!

    Encourage friends and family members to volunteer the day of the event so they can experience first hand the generosity of our community and meet the people that we help together!


A helping hand for cancer patients and their families