Thanks for joining us at the 2018 Parkway Run & Walk! To help you make the most of your participation — and raise funds for tomorrow’s breakthroughs in pediatric cancer research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) — we’ve compiled some resources you can use to help kids. Please share this page with your teammates!
Share Your Why
Make your personal fundraising page personal! Tell family and friends why you are raising funds for CHOP.
Donate to your team to kick off your fundraising. Statistics show individuals are more likely to donate when they see others have!
Don’t be afraid to ask everyone to support you! What about your co-workers? Your relatives? Your neighbors? See Fundraising in 7 Days for more ideas.
You may be surprised at the support you’ll receive from a Facebook post, tweet or Instagram photo. Share your personal fundraising page on all your social media channels.
Send individual emails to each of your family and friends. Tip: Remember to be specific when asking for a donation! See our Email Writing Tips.
Do you have friends or family who don’t check their email often? Try sending a text message with your fundraising page URL.
2x Your Impact
Check with your HR department to see if your employer will match employee donations or search our matching gifts directory for your company name.
Encourage friends to join your team or make a donation. Download this PowerPoint template and customize it with your photos and links to your team page.
Thank You, You and YOU!
Remember to thank ALL of your donors, because without them, CHOP would not be the hospital it is today. Tag your donors on social media and recognize them publicly for helping your cause.
Social Media Tips
Using social media to support your fundraiser can be easy, effective and fun! Get your friends and family involved — and raise more money for breakthrough cancer research — by following the simple tips below.
Give your supporters a shout out with a tag or @mention! This can encourage others to donate while also showing your appreciation. You can also thank people through direct messages.
Link to Us!
Even though some posts will be more donation-focused than others, always give people the opportunity to learn more about pediatric cancer research and donate using your personal URL.
Use #ParkwayRun and #ForBreakthroughs in your posts to make it easy for friends to follow your fundraising progress.
Tag @Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Facebook, @ChildrensPhila on Twitter, or @ChildrensPhila on Instagram so we can follow along.