Fundraising Letter Sample

A sample personal fundraising letter asking for support.

Dear [Mr/Ms./Mrs. Last Name]:

On [Date], I'll be participating in the Relay for Life marathon downtown. I'd like to ask for your support in meeting my fundraising goals.

Cancer claims millions of lives each year, and those numbers, sadly, are growing. We need more awareness and more resources to even begin to fight the disease. Relay For Life was created by the American Cancer Association to both fundraise for the cause and to bring survivors and supporters together to form an international community of helping hands. The relay raises more than $400 million each year, and it's all thanks to people like us!

As you know, I lost my mother to cancer a few years ago, and the impact on my family was tremendous. So this fundraiser isn't just a tax break for me. I know firsthand the difficulties of moving on when you've lost someone close to you, and I want to raise money and awareness for the effort however I can. I believe with all my heart that my mother be pleased and proud with me for taking part.

If you can sponsor me for this relay, please let me know at [Phone or E-mail]. Feel free to call or email me at any time with questions or concerns, or even if you want to participate in the relay as well! We always welcome new faces!

Thanks again for your time, and thank you in advance for anything you can pledge.

Best Regards,


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