FUNDRAISING SUPER STARS
You can successfully sponsor a variety fundraising events in your own community. Here are guides to help you with ideas and 'how to' help:
Jul 2011 London to York Cycle Ride - 269 miles in 3 days raises £2,100! (almost $4,000 US).
An amazing achievement by PCer Kieren Eyles and his sister Kassia raises £2,100! (almost $4,000 US). Click here to read Kieren’s diary “Maybe we should just take the train”
Jun 2011 nearly $3500 raised at the PC Project's First Annual Yard Sale
The Yard Sale was a huge success providing nearly $3500 of funds (which is over $10,000 with our $2-for-$1 match). This was done by asking friends, neighbors, everyone if they had anything they would donate, whcih they did. Not only did many people bring items to donate, we were able to tell the donors -- and each of the people who stopped and shoped about PC and PC Project. We gave a brochure to each person.
Dec 2010 PC Project Board of Trustees raise $420 with year-end appeal card
Members of the PC Board of Trusteeswere given samples of the cards PC Project mailed in early December. They passed these along to friends and raised $420 in donations. Three teenage triplets were among those who responded with funds they had raised to help PC. (With the match this if $1,260). We are grateful for the many PCers who responded to this 2010 year-end appeal. Approximately $10,000 was received in response to the mailing. Thank you! That brings $30,000 to fund the genetic testing, research, meetings and other activities going forward.
Dec 2010 $535 raised by Pre-school teachers with Christmas Giving Tree for PC support
The teachers at a pre-school where one of the young PCers attends, decided to create a Christmas Giving Tree to raise funds for PC. They asked all the parents to donate rather than give any presents to the teachers. With the match, this match becomes $1,605.00 for research and support.
Oct 2010 PC Project UK Keychain Sales
PC Project UK has keychains available for sale as a fundraising item.
Oct 2010 Judith Hutton and others provide crafts for sales
Several craft sales were held at various locations during the fall months to raise funds for research and support. A wonderful sale with several tables of clever craft items was at the Edinburgh Patient Support Meeting. A wonderful volunteer, Coral, manned the tables assisted by master salesman, Sam Ryland (age 7)! Nearly £1,000 pounds (about $2000.00 US) was raised through craft sales, a raffle organized by the lab staff and a whiskey tasting event.)
Sep 2010 300-mile Ride in Wales raised £1,600 (over $3000.00 US)
Tom Baker, a PCer, with 4 friends completed a sponsored cycle ride covering almost 300 miles of the Welsh countryside to raise funds for PC Project UK. Starting in Swansea, they cycled to Aberystwyth, before heading to Lake Bala, then down to Rhayader and finally back to Swansea. Nearly £1,600 was raised! Read the news report "Dad's ride for charity can ease the pain."
Aug 2010 Chess tournament, Dundee
Many thanks to Lloyd Hughes for organising another chess tournament and thanks to all the players who participated in this event raising £75 for PC Project UK. For details on the first tournament click here
Jun 2010 Le Coeur au Pied Hosts Craft Sales to raise funds for PC
The members of Le Coeur au Pied, and especially Stephanie Rigotto and her mother, have held a number of craft sales to raise funds for PC research and support. They had many items for sale at the Patient Support Meeting held near Paris, France in June 2010 and raised additional funds.
Oct 2009 WORLD SERIES benefits PC Project!
Several PCers living in NYC and Philadelphia agreed to 'wager' on the series...and send the earnings to PC Project. For those of you who like to participate, perhaps you can involve friends, family, or co-workers and gain some extra funds for PC Project work.
PS - At $20/game, we received $120 (plus an extra $30 for good measure) and, with the 2-for-1 match, their fun will cover $450 of expenses towards our genetic testing programs, our informational efforts with physicians, our brochures and publications -- all towards 'finding a cure/treatment for PC.'
Nov-Dec 2008 ARK FAMILY - over $1,720 and raising
"I thought what a perfect opportunity to make the most of every donation by taking advantage of the two for one match. I sent out an e-mail to my friends and family, who know that we have two children with PC, and explained that although we have a wonderful organization working tirelessly on our behalf to find a cure, more funds are crucial to making that happen. I explained the two for one match and asked for them to help us push the research forward. I also referred them to the website to bring awareness to the condition, and to share information with them about the condition, that they may not have known. I hope this was a successful approach. I know we have many friends and family who care deeply and have taken the opportunity to show that through their generous donations. I am truly thankful for that support!" Sachi Ark
Jul 2007- Oct 2008 ROSEANN MCGRATH - over $4,500 raised
Read the email/letter Roseann sent on 16 July 2007 to her close family & friends after the 2007 PSM in Utah. The letter explains what she did and why.
As a result of that letter many individual contributions were sent to PC Project. Also, Roseann's dear dear friend Jennifer is the Quality Assurance Manager with DaVita Inc. Davita's "Team Liberty Charity Committee" selected Jennifer's nomination for their $830 donation to the PC Project. In addition, Roseann's friend Deirdre donated $500 and Deirdre's sister, Jeri donated $100. Another relative, Marie Cantonese, has made monthly contributions now totalling $755 as a result of Roseann's email. (Photo: left to right - Roseann, Jennifer, Deirdre, Deirdre's sister Jeri.)
NOTE: with the FirstGiving pages now available for PC Project, sending a message to friends and relatives and collecting and tabluating the donations is now even easier. We encourage you to give it a try -- become a PC Fundraising star and help the PC cause!
Sylvie and her family and friends have had a number of successful events over the last few years and have raised thousands of dollars for PC Project research and support.
Click Here for two news articles about these events. (These are in French - we hope to translate these and share them soon in English as well.)
Click Here for the Rare Diseases, Disability and Podiatry article (in English & French).
May 2008 - ST. ANGELA'S SCHOOL - €250 raised
St. Angela's School in Waterford, Ireland donated €250 to PC Project. Principal Kieran McCathy explained that 'this was a portion of the proceeds from the students' fundraising activities over the school year. It was the students' decision that PC Project should receive this money." PCer Lorraine Hurley attends St. Angela's and Teresa Hurley (far left in photo) was PC Project's representative to accept the donation at a special cheque award ceremony held at the school.
April 2008 - KALI'S HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY - $600 raised
This is what we did, and it worked well! For Kali's 3rd birthday we invited family for a pool party, and on the invite we requested that no presents be brought but rather a donation to PC Project. This is what we received.
Kali had so much fun swimming with everyone, presents weren't a big deal. Sometimes I think we get so caught up in having the best & biggest birthday party for people pressured into getting something material rather giving from the heart! Thanks again PC Project for all you do! Hope, thoughts, & prayers.
Many PCers who attended PC Patient Support meetings in Dundee, Niagara Falls or Park City, know Bob McLean. He is Prof. Irwin McLean’s brother, and a true hero for PCers. He provides every service needed at the meetings—driver, video camera operator, and general friend.
Now, Bob has taken on a new role as the LEADING fundraising guru for PC Project. Not only did he sell a beloved tractor and donate profits, but he held an amazing car rally event in his hometown of Ballymoney (a small village in Ireland.) Read the write-up from the local paper and see some great car rally photos.
Let’s follow the great example of our dear friend Bob McLean and have every PCer find some activity or event to sponsor in their own hometown or area for PC fundraising.