It's exciting to be planning our TENTH Bash and Dash, but what's more exciting is the fact that so many participants join our cause each year as loyal SFSF supporters. This Annual Birthday Bash and Dash is the major fundraiser for Smiles For Sophie Forever, and meeting our three-fold mission takes work, commitment, and a united effort. As our Foundation grows, so does the list of those who are seeking our help and financial assistance. So this year, we once again implore you to not only participate by registering for the event, but to participate fully by donating and by creating your own personalized fundraising page.
Upon registration, a individual fundraising page will automatically be created for you. You can choose to customize the page during registration or after via the link in the confirmation email, or just use it as it. Then all you need to do is share your page with your family and friends...do you have TEN friends who would donate $10 to your efforts? To our efforts to help families with children diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer, to support St. Jude, and to help fund pediatric brain cancer research? Please choose to be a fundraiser. It takes little effort, but lots of love!
A fundraising page will be created for all registrants, however, it is your choice to use it to help us meet this year’s goal.
As a BASH AND DASH INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER* you will get:
- A customizable online fundraising page
- Exclusive 10 year race merchandise when you raise $100
- Entry into a drawing for a $500 Amazon gift card when you raise $250
*Fundraisers need not participate on race day, fundraising deadline is July 3, 2017
Fundraise as a team:
Gather your co-workers, gather you family, gather your neighbors, gather your friends and create a team for the 10th Annual Birthday Bash and Dash!! Creating a team is a great way to have fun as a group for this event, and is also a great way to help raise money to meet the $100,000 goal for this year’s Birthday Bash and Dash!!
Here are the steps to create a team:
- Recruit your members
- Select a team captain
- Delegate captain to create the team AND the team fundraising page during registration via RunSignUp
- After choosing event, select light blue box that says "GROUP/TEAM"
- Select dark blue box that says "Create new group/team"
- Follow prompts to create team
- In fundraising section, customize your individual fundraising page AND create/customize a team fundraiser (note, you will also have an option to customize your pages after registration is complete)
- Register as member of the team for the event via RunSignUp
- After choosing event, select the light blue box that says "GROUP/TEAM"
- Under the dark blue box that says "Join existing group/team," select your team from the existing list
- In fundraising section, customize your individual fundraising page AND join your team fundraiser from the drop down list
- Use the team's main fundraising page to solicit donations or
- OPTIONAL: Use your individual fundraising page, which will automatically be created when you register and will be linked to your team page.
So gather your team, register your members, create your fundraising page, and join us for a great cause: CONFRONTING PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER.
Fundraise as an individual:
If you don’t want to join a team, you can still fundraise as an individual. When you register for the event, an online fundraising page will automatically be created for you. During registration you can customize your fundraising page or once your registration is complete, you will receive an email from RunSignUp with links to customize your online fundraising page (and you can always login later to your RunSignUp account at any time to customize your page). Once you’ve had a chance to personalize your page (or use the generic page) email the webpage out to all your friends and family and help us reach the $100,000 goal!!
Fundraise without registering for the race:
If you'd like to help us reach our $100,000 goal for this year's event, but are unable to attend or don't want to register for the race, you can still help us by creating an online fundraising page. Simply go to the main event registration page and select the grey tab down the left-hand side that says "Become a Fundraiser." From here you can create and customize your individual fundraising page, create and customize a team fundraising page, or join an existing team.
If you don’t want to register online, you may download, print and mail in the registration form. In order to also become a fundraiser if you register via the mail-in option, follow the instructions above to "Fundraise without registering for the race" to create and customize your fundraising page.
SOLICITING DONATIONS IN PERSON:
If you’d prefer to help us fundraise by soliciting your donations in person, you can download and print out the pledge form to track your donations. You do not have to register for the race nor attend the day's festivities to help us fundraise! All checks should be made out to Smiles For Sophie Forever. You can mail in your pledge form and donations to the address on the form. Please mail in your pledges as you receive them in order to be eligible for fundraising prizes.
It is through these individual fundraising pages that we were able to exceed our fundraising goal for our inaugural event, so please consider creating a page to help us meet our $100,000 goal for this 10th year of the Birthday Bash and Dash!!
If you have any questions about creating a team, a personal fundraising page or any other questions related to fundraising for this year’s event, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to participate in this year's event but would like to help us reach our $100,000 goal, you can make a donation online through the Bash and Dash main event fundraising page. We appreciate your continued support and could not do it without the generosity of so many!
Click here to donate to the 2017 SFSF Birthday Bash and Dash