Letter and E-mails

One of the best way to raise funds is to ask family and friends to support your via e-mail or by sending a letter. You can use our pre-written template by doing one of the following:

  1. Copy and Paste the template below and send an e-mail from your personal account or print it out to mail.
  2. When you log in to your account (must be a registered fundraiser, click Account Login in the top right corner of your screen), click the "Messages" tab in the black bar at the top of your page to send a message directly from your fundraising account.

Send letters and e-mails to parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, co-workers, religious community members, other community group members, neighbors and any other individual within your network. About 60% of the people you ask will donate to your page on the first ask. With an average gift of $50 per donor, if you ask just 20 people for a donation, you are on track to raise $600 to fund life-saving childhood cancer research!

Letter and E-mail Template

Copy the letter below to send via mail or e-mail to ask friends and family to support you as you complete the 100 Mile Challenge.


Throughout September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I am participating in the CancerFree KIDS 100 Mile Challenge, presented by Chard Snyder, and I am hoping that you will join me in my efforts. I am part of a team that is supporting CancerFree KIDS, a nonprofit organization that funds life-saving childhood cancer research.

This September, about 1,290 kids in the US will be diagnosed with pediatric cancer. They join thousands of others who are currently in treatment and hundreds of thousands more who previously battled cancer. The 100 Mile Challenge exists to celebrate the survivors, remember those for whom a cure did not come soon enough, and give hope to kids currently undergoing treatment by funding the very best research to improve treatment options for all kids diagnosed with cancer, now and in the future.

If you are able to donate, please visit cfk100milechallenge.org and click the “Donate” button. At the top of the donation page you are directed to, please type my name in the text box that says "Search fundraisers and teams." I have also included the CancerFree KIDS address if you are more comfortable sending a check.

Please make checks payable to CancerFree KIDS and write my name on the memo line. Send to:

CancerFree KIDS PO BOX 575, Loveland, OH 45140

Thank you in advance for supporting me in funding life-saving childhood cancer research!