St. Jude Walk/Run

Fundraising Tips and Resources

Use these helpful hints to make your fundraising for the kids of St. Jude both successful and fun.

Get Started

 
 

Learn more about the St. Jude Walk/Run .

 
 

You can reach your fundraising goals
for the St. Jude Walk/Run

Follow these easy steps:

 
 
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Personalize your page

Here's how you can share your story.

 
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Create or join a team

Walk or run with friends and family, and raise money for the kids of St. Jude.

 
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Get the word out

Send emails, post your fundraising page to social media or print these templates to help you spread the word. You can also create a Facebook Fundraiser.

 
 
 

Pro tip:

Kickstart your fundraising by making the first donation towards your goal!

 
 

Fundraisers who personalize their page raise on average 30% more than fundraisers with default page content.

 
 

Personalize your fundraising page and link:

  1.  Share why you are fundraising for the kids of St. Jude.

  2. A picture is worth a thousand words and is a great way to show supporters why you fundraise.

  3. Keep your supporters informed about your fundraising progress. Your motivation to hit your goal can inspire others to give.

  4. Customize your fundraising web page address for a personalized experience.

Invite friends, family and co-workers to join you in walking or running and raising money for St. Jude. Or, join an existing team.

Form or Join a Team

 
 

Turn up your numbers with these team-building tips:

  1. Invite people to join your team by posting your Team Flyer in a prominent location at your office, church or organization.

  2. Print the Team Goal Poster and display it for team members and supporters to see.

  3. Welcome new team members and congratulate fundraisers by sending team emails, updating the "Team Captain message" box or posting to Facebook or Twitter.

Send emails, and get social!

 
 

Sure-fire suggestions for spreading the word:

  1. Share your reason for supporting St. Jude. People are more likely to donate if they know why St. Jude is so important to you.

  2. Some people simply need a reminder to donate. Don't be afraid to follow-up with a second (or third!) email.

  3. Link to your personal fundraising page from the email signature on your personal email account.

Take your fundraising efforts to the next level with printable resources:

 
 
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Share your fundraising story on your social media pages to encourage your friends and followers to donate

  1. When sharing about your St. Jude Walk/Run fundraising on social media, always include a link to your personal fundraising page so friends can donate easily or join your team.

  2. Tag @StJude and use the hashtag #StJudeWalkRun when posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You could even be featured on our social media pages!

  3.  Keep your fundraising efforts on everyone's mind by sharing how much money you have raised towards your goal. The more frequently you post, the more people you will reach!

  4. Tag your friends in a post and challenge them to be the next to donate.

  5. Thank your donors or welcome new team members by tagging them in your status.

  6. Reach your goal faster, and connect your fundraising efforts to Facebook.. The money you raise on Facebook will count to your goal if you connect your social media account from your Fundraising Center.

 Use our sample Facebook and Twitter posts below as a reference:

    • Join me for the St. Jude Walk/Run on September [date]. You can support my efforts for the kids of St. Jude by donating at [insert page URL]. #StJudeWalkRun
    • I'm raising money for @St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and participating in the St. Jude Walk/Run. You can support my efforts for the kids of St. Jude by donating at [insert page URL]. #StJudeWalkRun
    • Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything. Join me in supporting this great cause by donating to my goal for the #StJudeWalkRun at [insert page URL].
    • Thank you @DonorName for supporting my fundraising goal for the St. Jude Walk/Run. Who will be next to help the kids of St. Jude[insert page URL]
    • Walk with me! Join me for the St. Jude Walk/Run. Together, we can raise money to support the kids of @St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. [insert page URL]
    • Join me for the #StJudeWalkRun on September [date]. Register today or visit my fundraising link to donate to @StJude [insert page URL].
    • I'm raising money for @StJude. You can support the kids of St. Jude by donating at [insert page URL] #StJudeWalkRun
    • I support @StJude because families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything. #StJudeWalkRun
    • Thank you @DonorName for supporting me with a donation to @St. Jude for #StJudeWalkRun. Who's next?
    • Walk with me! Join me for #StJudeWalkRun and raise money for the kids of @StJude.

Congratulations!

You're on your to way to successfully fundraising for the kids of St. Jude.

By fundraising for the St. Jude Walk/Run, you help ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.