Using Your Passion to Give
Phil Giangiordano reached out to Living Beyond Breast Cancer earlier this year when he was looking to give to a breast cancer organization. Phil is a coach for a men’s softball league and wanted to find a way to combine his love for softball with his desire to help those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Phil’s friend, Jamie, recently had a double mastectomy and his good friend, Andy, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer last year. He appreciates how Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s programs and services helped his friends learn and cope after they were diagnosed. Phil gave to LBBC as an individual, but wanted to do more and started organizing his own, creative DIY fundraising events.
He started by requesting that the softball players in his league pledge to donate $1 per hit to LBBC for the summer. As the coach, Phil offered to donate $5 for each winning game in addition to $1 per hit. He also asked the other coaches and softball sponsors to contribute. In August, Phil organized a weekend-long event, including a softball tournament, a basketball tournament and a home run derby, all to benefit LBBC. He hopes to make this an annual event.
In total, Phil raised over $2,700 for Living Beyond Breast Cancer! This shows that you don’t have to think too far outside the box to host a DIY event to benefit LBBC. You can easily find a way to combine your current passions with your desire to give.
Interested in hosting a DIY fundraising event to support Living Beyond Breast Cancer? Check out our DIY Fundraising page for more information.