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Shave events from 2016
My Own Way
My Own Way events from 2016
Over 30,500 Victorians are diagnosed with cancer every year.
I Will for Cancer gives you the opportunity to change this statistic.
All you have to do is choose a fundraising idea and tell us about it,
and we will be there to back you every step of the way.
Check out our partnering community events and get active to fight cancer. Whether you want to walk, run or cycle - we've got you covered.
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A Hairy Situation! Shave those Rapunzel locks. Wax that hairy chest. Dye that mane pink, blue or green! Or chop off that ponytail!
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Your idea. Your way. Some people like to do things their way. Whatever you dream up, you can do. Just tell us what, when and how, and we'll be here to help.
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"We asked ourselves, 'why wouldn't we do it?' and
when we couldn't think of one reason not to, we signed up straight away."
To support his 12-year-old sister who was going through chemo for a rare form of cancer, Jordy decided to shave his fro before she lost her hair.
Inspired by the loss of their best friend and sister, Johana and Celine decided to cut off their beloved locks to help women going through cancer treatment.
"I love tea and so did my mum. I drink it every day, first thing in the morning, on my breaks and in the evening." Gemma decided to go without tea for a whole month in memory of her Mum.
"My cousin and best mate died from bowel cancer in January - two weeks shy of his first wedding anniversary. To honour his memory, I set myself a goal to run 1000 miles before Christmas Day."
From giving up talking, his clothes, and his bed - you name it, he has given it up to raise much needed funds for cancer research, prevention programs and support services.
"I did my first run
with my Daddy. 5km is a long way for a 7 year old but I wanted to raise money
for my Poppy who has had lots of cancer. Maybe my fundraising can help them make him better and help others who
has touched our lives too often and now two people in our family are
affected. This is why our family teamed
up to raise money to fight this disease so no one else suffers like we are now."
Bernadette raised over $7,500 via online fundraising, a movie night and her annual Ladies High Tea. The money raised was used to fund a Cancer Council Victoria Research Award in honour of her sister
Call up your local newspaper and let them know what you are doing – if
they run an article on you be sure to include your supporter page link
so people can donate easily.
To sacrifice their morning coffee just 1 day a week
and instead for them to give the money they would have spent to your
Link your Instagram account to Twitter and Facebook so that when you
upload a photo all your friends across all your networks can see and enjoy it.
Keep your donors and potential donors updated with your progress, how is the fundraising going? What obstacles have you come across, what are you really enjoying etc.
Let supporters know WHY you are doing what you are doing, they want to know – share your passion.
Ask your employer if they have any match-giving schemes or if they are willing to donate to your supporter page – it may be tax deductable and a large one-off donation can be really motivating.
Add photos, videos and comments to let people know what you’re doing and why? They want to know your story, so share your passion!
Be proud of what you’re doing and spread the word. Send emails to your family, friends and work colleagues asking them to sponsor your walk/run. Post your fundraising page link to Facebook and Twitter and add your fundraising page link to your e-mail signature
Think morning teas, casual Fridays, match giving, raffles, garage sale or dog walking.
Can't decide on an activity? We can help! Send us a message
One dollar at a time you are making a real difference. Here are just a few examples of how your money helps.
can pay for an information pack to be sent to women and men coping with the aftermath of cancer treatment
can assist someone with cancer who is struggling with the financial burden of their diagnosis
can give a research team access to vital chemicals for biochemistry experimentation
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It doesn’t matter whether you choose to cycle across the country or give
up your morning coffee, every dollar that you raise helps in the fight
against cancer and we’re here to help you make the most out of your
idea! We’ve got tips for planning your fundraiser and how to get the
most out of it, plus templates that you may need.
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