Host a Community Fundraising Event
In addition to Yoga on the Steps for Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Butterfly Ball, LBBC is fortunate to be the beneficiary of more than 20 community fundraising events each year. A portion of proceeds from each event is donated to help support our programs and services. These events not only raise almost $100,000 annually, but they also bring awareness to our organization.
A community fundraising event is organized and hosted by a person, group, organization or business other than LBBC. If you partner with us, depending on the size, location and type of the event, we can advertise and promote the event to our constituents. We also can provide staff, volunteers or speakers.
LBBC received a four-star “exceptional” rating from Charity Navigator for the 8th consecutive year in 2013, so our community partners can be assured that we will be good stewards of the money raised for us.
LBBC has been the beneficiary of a wide variety of events including athletic tournaments, shopping events and restaurant openings. Some of our partners have been with us since our early years.
How to get started
If you are interested in organizing an LBBC community fundraising event, read our event guidelines and create your fundraising headquarters.
Call (610) 645-4567 or email our special events coordinator, Brittaney Shade, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
Need some ideas?
Host a “cancerversary” party:
Every January around the anniversary of her cancer remission, Joy Rubeo of Trappe, Pennsylvania, gathers friends and family to “Celebrate Life.” From luaus to Mardi Gras to pajama parties, each year a new theme is designated and guests are encouraged to dress up.
“This has proven to be great fun!,” says Joy in a blog post.
Joy collects donations at the party for LBBC because “LBBC has been there every step of the way for us. I was diagnosed in my early 30s, and the Young Survivors’ Group was a true resource for me. Even today, the newsletters, conferences, the Breast Cancer Helpline and The Paula A. Seidman Library and Resource Center are priceless services, which I still consult.”
To date, Joy has raised over $35,000 for LBBC!
Fire up that oven and hold a bake sale:
Judy Herman and her husband, Jerry, began baking cakes out of their home in the hopes of raising a few hundred dollars for LBBC. Little did they know the idea would take off and they would be baking six days a week!
The Hermans wanted to do something to raise funds for LBBC in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thirteen years ago, their daughter, Andi, fought the disease, but it came back seven years ago. Although Andi is now in remission, Judy still wanted to help so she turned her passion for baking into a fundraiser.
She began baking chocolate chip banana cakes and offering them for a minimum donation of $10 each. To date, Judy, Jerry and their “angel bakers” have baked over 400 cakes and raised more than $4000 for LBBC!
Have a passion for fashion? Host a shopping event:
Claire Dickson and daughter, Debbie, of Claire Dickson Boutique in Lafayette Hill, held An Evening with Meaning to benefit LBBC on March 16, 2010. It was fun-filled night of shopping with prizes, surprises, hors d’oeuvres and informal modeling. This exciting event raised over $4,000 for LBBC’s programs and services.
If you are passionate about supporting women affected by breast cancer and want to have your own creative fundraiser, go for it! Need help or have questions? Contact our special events coordinator, Brittaney Shade, at email@example.com.