Welcome to our Teams Section, a place for teams to share successes, toss around fundraising ideas and take a look at what – and how – other teams are doing. We want to hear from you. Email your ideas and comments to Vanessa Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRIGHT Run 2021 welcomes:
- Let’s Bust a Move and captain Jerilee Nyman
- McMillan’s Madcaps and captain Nancy McMillan
- Steppin Wolves and captain Vanessa Sheppard
- SuperMoobs and captain Steve Ewoniak
Early registration means a head-start on your 2021 fundraising.
A great way to raise additional money for your team is to get everyone involved by setting a goal and coming up with creative and fun ways to reach that goal! There are lots of ideas for team fundraisers including:
- Special Events
Holding a social or special event where all team members can invite their friends and family is a very popular way for teams to fundraise. There are many ideas including, block parties, murder mysteries, game or trivia nights and silent auctions.
- Product Sales
Garage sales are great ways for team members to be able to sell some of their unwanted items to raise money for their team goal. Bake sales and BBQs are also terrific ways for team members to show off their culinary skills and raise money. Car washes can be a fun way of team building and raising money and awareness in the community.
- Sporting tournaments
Holding sporting tournaments such as hockey, baseball, bowling, golf or even virtual video game tournaments are a fun and active way for people to raise money and get involved.
- Matching gifts
Team members should inquire with their employer to see if the company will match the dollars raised by their team.
Fundraising online is a quick and convenient way to reach out to your supporters, family and friends while cutting down on administration costs as well. Customizing your own personal page or your team’s page will result in greater connections, stronger awareness of the cause and increased donations to your overall goal. Online fundraising tools are also available which connect immediately with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Fundraising offline by collecting donations is another way to reach your goal. BRIGHT RUN pledge forms can be downloaded and printed to keep track of your donations. In order for a donation to be receipted we require full contact information with name and address clearly printed on the pledge form. Your name and team name (if applicable) should also be clear on the pledge form.
If you are holding an event in the community and need a letter of support and introduction, please email your request with details to Vanessa Sheppard at email@example.com Click here to see a sample letter.
BRIGHT Reasons for Being Involved
Why are you participating in BRIGHT Run? When you are setting up your online fundraising page make sure that you share your story and the reasons why you are participating. Are you involved in memory of a family member or friend and you want to leave a lasting legacy in their memory? Or are you walking/running in honour of someone currently going through treatment and you want to show them your support? Or are you participating in honour of the dedicated compassionate staff at the Juravinski Cancer Centre who care for patients and families going through a cancer diagnosis every day?
Whatever the reason you are participating, it is important that you communicate that message when you are reaching out to friends, family and the community to help you reach your goal.
We’d love to share your stories with our BRIGHT Run eNewsletter readers. Contact Vanessa Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org