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How to start a fundraiser for St. Jude

Explore the many ways you can create your own fundraiser to help the kids of St. Jude. Learn how to start a fundraiser, and get involved today by doing what you love.

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Start a fundraiser

Choose from one of the fundraising ideas below or create your own fundraiser to get started raising money for the kids of St. Jude

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Fitness fundraisers

Get moving with your family and friends to help cure childhood cancer for kids like Gabriel.

Start a Fitness Fundraiser

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Adventure fundraising

Make a difference for kids facing childhood cancer on your next adventure.

Adventure For St. Jude

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Create your own fundraiser

Because you want to help cure childhood cancer for kids like Natalie.

Create a Fundraiser

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Holiday fundraisers

Make the most of this year's holidays by raising crucial funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and kids like Eri'Elle.

Host a Holiday Fundraiser

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Biking fundraisers

Pedal your way to making a difference for kids with childhood cancer.

Bike For St. Jude

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Horseback riding fundraisers

Hop in the saddle and make a difference for the kids of St. Jude.

Saddle Up for St. Jude

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Cruisin' for St. Jude fundraiser

Help St. Jude drive toward a world without childhood cancer by Cruisin' for St. Jude.

Cruise for St. Jude

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College fundraisers

Turn your college/next-gen event into a meaningful fundraiser for the kids of St. Jude like Deshon.

Start a College Fundraiser

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Workplace fundraisers

Have fun at work while raising money to help kids of St. Jude like Lennon.

Fundraise At Work

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Golf fundraisers

Make your golf game meaningful and help cure childhood cancer for kids like Maelin-Kate with every swing.

Start a Golf Fundraiser

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Wellness fundraisers

Take care of your mental and physical health while supporting St. Jude patients and their families.

Organize a Wellness Fundraiser

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Celebration fundraisers

Celebrate big events and people in your life and help cure childhood cancer for St. Jude patients like Allie.

Celebrate for St. Jude

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Adaptive sports fundraisers

Turn your favorite sport into a way to help raise money to support the kids of St. Jude.

Start an Adaptive Sports Fundraiser


How to start a fundraiser

Start fundraising for St. Jude with our easy process that provides you with everything you’ll need to make your fundraiser a success. 


1. Choose a fundraiser

The first step is choosing what kind of fundraiser you’d like to start. To jumpstart your process, select an idea from our options above, create one yourself or check out our list of 50 fundraising ideas.


2. Sign up

All you need is a name and goal for your fundraiser because, when you sign up to start a fundraiser for St. Jude, you’ll receive everything you need to get started. This includes:

  • A fundraising website for you to personalize and promote your event
  • A digital fundraising toolkit including fundraising tools, social media assets and tips
  • Access to the St. Jude support team to answer all of your fundraising questions
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3. Share your fundraiser

One of the most important parts of a successful fundraiser is raising awareness. Share your fundraiser with family and friends and on social media to get the word out.

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4. Start fundraising

Raise funds and awareness for St. Jude solo or create a team with family, friends or colleagues.

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5. Celebrate

Congratulations! Celebrate your hard work to support St. Jude kids.


Why fundraising is important

Every dollar raised makes a difference in the lives of kids at St. Jude. When you fundraise, you can combine your donation with others and increase the amount you’re able to donate, helping your dollars go even further. The money donated to St. Jude goes toward cutting-edge research and treatment methods, care for patients and their families, toys and games for patients and more. 


What can your donation do?

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Platelet count tests

$114 could help cover the cost of 10 platelet count tests.*

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No more chemo parties

$228 could help cover the cost of 30 No More Chemo Parties.*

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Red wagons

$684 could help cover the cost of 7 red wagons.*

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No cost to families

Your support helps ensure that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.


*Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel housing, or food.

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How to start a fundraiser FAQs

  1. There is no registration fee to host a St. Jude event and all donated funds directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  2. We cannot send you a digital copy of our logo, but we do ask that you state that your event is "benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital." We're sorry, but you are not authorized to use St. Jude logos to create any event or fundraising materials without the express written permission of St. Jude.

  3. St. Jude cannot provide shirts or giveaways, but those who register to host a fundraiser will receive an online fundraising page, fundraising toolkit and fundraising support staff to help answer questions. One-of-a-kind official St. Jude gifts and products can be purchased at the St. Jude Gift Shop


Check out our full fundraising FAQs to answer all of your questions. 


Have more questions about your fundraiser?

Call (901) 302-3007 or email Kandice Lee at


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