Fundraising 101

Race for the Cure® fundraisers help support national research programs as well as provide screenings, education, and treatments to thousands of women and men who cannot afford breast health care.

Join the movement! Turn your support into action by committing to a personal fundraising goal today.

Helpful Documents

How to Fundraise

Fundraising is easy with online fundraising tools! When you registered for the Race you automatically received your own fundraising website which can be personalized. Start now by logging in, and encouraging everyone you know to visit your site, see what you are doing in the fight against breast cancer and make a donation on your behalf.

The Participant Center houses your personal fundraising website. There, you will find e-mail templates to make sending e-mails to your friends and families as easy as can be! From the Participant Center you are able to set up your personal web page, send e-mails to friends, co-workers and connect with friends on Facebook. Be sure to check your participant center often for new donations and messages.

Collecting Cash or Check Donations as an INDIVIDUAL or a TEAM* member and in contention for the prizes or awards given out on Race day, then the following deadlines apply to you.  All donations received after these deadlines will be designated as general Race donation.

Downloadable donation form coming soon.

By mail - September 9th (postmarked) send to:
             Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure
             PMB 551  5730 N. First St., Suite 105
             Fresno, CA  93711


In person - September 30 by 12:00pm sharp (all donations turned in on September 30th must be dropped off in person at):
      Location: Macy’s Fashion Fair Main store, Lower Level 
      4888 N. FRESNO ST.
*Please note, only those teams registered by September 20th will qualify for the Team Awards given on Race day.

Participants: Be sure to include your full name and complete contact information on the form so that we may inform you of additional donations received on your behalf. Also on the form - please be sure to list the full names and addresses of people who make donations on your behalf so that we may send them their tax-deductible receipt.

Every dollar makes an impact!  We thank you for everything you do!

As a Komen fundraiser, we know you give your time, passion, and dedication to giving back to your community. We want to show you how much we appreciate your efforts and accomplishments in going the extra mile to make the biggest impact possible in the fight against breast cancer.

Top 10 individual fundraisers will receive prizes. The Top Individual raising the most funds will receive a 25,000 AAdvantage® Miles Certificate from American Airlines to any destination in the contiguous U.S.

Overall Top Team fundraiser will receive the following recognition; a beautiful trophy, their Team name on the 2018 Official Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure t-shirt and a complimentary Team tailgate on Race day for the following year (2018).

Team Awards
On Race day at the Team Central tent, custom awards will be
presented to the top teams for: Most Members, Most Creative,
Most Survivors and Most Donations in each of the following

1. Corporate
2. Friend/Family
3. Government/School /Organization

Thank you for your fundraising efforts!

Fundraising Tips

To make the most of your efforts, consider these tips from other successful Race for the Cure® fundraisers:

  • Set a personal goal today. (We suggest $250)
  • Make the first gift yourself to show your commitment!
  • Utilize your Fundraising Center. Take advantage of our online tools to ask friends and family to make a donation to support you.
  • Tell your story. Share your passion for the breast cancer movement with family, friends, co-workers and everyone in between.
  • Spread the word on social media. Don’t underestimate the power of Facebook and Twitter.
  • Find out whether your company has a matching gift program. If so, partner with your workplace with a matching gift.
  • Send a personalized letter reusing your holiday card mailing list.
  • Download a list of 101 Fundraising Ideas.



pink-cape1942134.pngWant to go above and beyond, and become a More Than Pink Hero?

Register for the Race and personally donate $125, the average cost of a mammogram, and receive a free pink cape in the mail!

As More Than Pink Heroes, you will be recognized on the BIG Screen at Chukchansi Park, so be sure to wear your pink cape on Race day, so everyone sees your passion!

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Race Day Information

2017 Komen Central Valley Race for the CureŽ

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Chukchansi Park

1800 Tulare St.

Fresno, CA 93721

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