Walking in the Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure® with a team multiplies the fun, the laughter and maybe even the tears that you share on Race Day. Together, with your friends, family and co-workers, you make an even greater impact than you could alone.
What is a Team
What is a Team Captain?
Team Captain Checklist
Use this checklist as a reminder of your next steps and to help you keep track of your progress.
Design a t-shirt to show your team spirit! Each team will have the opportunity to create a “special” t-shirt for their team. All shirts will be displayed on Race day. T-shirts must be submitted by 8:30 am on Race Day. The winner will be announced at the Survivor Celebration.
As the leader of your team, and therefore a leader in the fight to end breast cancer, it’s important for you to know and share with your team members the importance of fundraising. Simply registering and showing up on Race Day will raise awareness, but it's the fundraising dollars that will help find the cure.
Tips for Asking
Never miss an opportunity: Now is not the time to be shy. Let everyone know that you are raising money for your local Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Triangle to the Coast Affiliate. When they ask why, the conversation door has been opened. Take this opportunity to tell them why you have chosen to take this challenge. Let them know your hope and purpose is to eradicate breast cancer. Let them know what your fundraising goal is and then ask for a donation. This is a great opportunity to educate your community and fundraise at the same time.
Corporate Matching: Take advantage of corporate matching gifts programs. Many of your donors may work for companies that have a program like this – their donation could double simply by filling out a form from their Human Resources department and following the steps to submit a matching gift
Sponsor Shirt: Identify one sponsor that you can ask for a large donation. Offer to wear their shirt for advertising while training and at the event. If you are creating a Team Shirt, you could offer to put their logo on your shirt.
Waiters: Ask the waiter/waitress or bartender at your favorite hangout to donate a day’s tips. If you have a friend who waits or bartends, ask them, too.
Spare Change: Ask your favorite restaurant or local pub to put out a jar for donations of spare change. Decorate it with quotes, pictures, pink ribbons. Anything to get someone’s attention. Put these out somewhere obvious – you’re sure to get some attention.
For more ideas here are 101 Fundraising ideas
The ultimate reward is knowing you've brought our community miles closer to the reality of a world without breast cancer. But be sure to check out the Team Awards page for more information on how we thank our top performing teams!