Create Your Own Fundraising Event

Want to make an even bigger difference in the cancer community? Create your own fundraising event! Whether you’re celebrating your cancer anniversary or hosting an event in honor of a cancer warrior, fundraising is an impactful and fun way to provide invaluable support to the thousands of cancer survivors we serve.

Event Ideas

Celebrate a Milestone

Birthdays, graduations or anniversaries are all great excuses to fundraise. Instead of birthday gifts, ask your friends to donate to your fundraiser. Celebrating 10 years since your cancer diagnosis? Tell your loved ones to donate $10 in honor of your cancer anniversary.

Throw A Party

Use your fundraiser as an excuse to throw a backyard BBQ, pancake breakfast or bake sale in your neighborhood. Let participants know why Livestrong matters to you and how they can join the fight against cancer.

Host an Athletic Event

Hosting a Frisbee game, golf tournament, run or ride is not only an easy way to get your friends and family involved in the fight against cancer, it’s also loads of fun.

Get Creative

Livestrong supporters are hosting concerts, happy hours, magic shows, garage sales and much more. There are hundreds of ideas and you can make your event uniquely you. The opportunities are endless.

Need Inspiration?

Check out these events from across the country.

Ruth’s Candy Drawer

Ruth turned her work desk into a general store by stocking her drawers with snacks for her co-workers to purchase.
$12,787 raised

Hot Chocolate at Work

Amber created a hot chocolate fundraiser where co-workers can buy a hot chocolate and unlimited toppings for $3 a mug.
$100 raised

Tim’s Ten-Year Cancer Anniversary

Friends of Tim started a fundraiser in honor of his ten-year cancer anniversary.
$2,175 raised

In Honor of my Mom

Despina lost her mother to cancer. She created a fundraiser in her honor so “her memory can live on while helping others with cancer."
$5,150 raised

Huck Cancer Ultimate Frisbee

Friends of Eric Aarons started an ultimate Frisbee event so people can have fun while also raising money for cancer warriors.
$20,000 raised in 2016

Stamp Out Cancer Pennies

Cancer survivor Jason sells STAMP OUT CANCER pennies and wristbands and donates funds to cancer nonprofits like Livestrong.
$373 raised

Garage Sales

Livestrong community members have hosted garage sales where all funds raised go directly to Livestrong.
$900 raised

Jack Kicks Cancer Soccer Event

Jack’s family members created a memorial soccer tournament to honor the legacy of their friend.
$25,000 raised in 2015

Storytelling Events

Livestrong advocates have hosted storytelling events where guests make a donation to listen to participants share their cancer stories.
$118 raised

Ryan's Ride

This cycling event, in honor of Ryan Phua, is for children 12 and under and lets them ride on the same enclosed course as professional cyclists.
$69,252 raised in 2016

Mark’s Golf Tournament

Mark’s friends get together to have fun on the golf course in honor of all those affected by cancer. It’s $35 a player and additional funds are raised through a raffle.
$1,000 raised
Step 1

Pick Your Fundraising Event

Choose an event idea from above or create your own. Stumped as to what event to host? Let us help.

Step 2

Create Your Fundraising Page

Starting a fundraiser takes only a couple of minutes and can have a huge impact. We have tools to help you get started. Let us help.

Step 3

Get The Word Out

Let your friends and family know that the fight against cancer is important to you.

Personalized Support

Fundraising may seem intimidating, but we make it simple. We have staff ready to help if you have any questions or if you just want to brainstorm ideas or logistics. We are here for you!
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Where Your Dollars Go

Eighty-one cents of every dollar goes directly towards helping cancer survivors and their families in their hour of need. Because of generous supporters like you, we’re able to provide access to life-changing assistance like fertility preservation, emotional support and clinical trial matching through Livestrong Navigation, and free fitness programs through Livestrong at the YMCA. Your time, effort, and donations are critical for the thousands of cancer survivors we serve and we are so grateful that you would consider fundraising for Livestrong.