Guide to Setting Up a Birthday/Celebration Fundraiser
If you have low-grade serous carcinoma and want to do a celebration fundraiser - we've included some suggested wording for each section - but you are welcome to use your own! Birthdays in particular are a great opportunity to fundraise.
Campaign Name and Short Description
(Name's) [celebration e.g. birthday] Fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Research
Fundraising Goal and Length in Days
Categories and Tags (Optional)
Select a campaign Category into which your campaign best fits. Use Tags to further describe what your campaign is about.
(Feel free to tell your own story. This is just a suggestion.)
I have a rare, frequently incurable form of ovarian cancer. In (Month) I'm celebrating my [insert celebration]. It's a bittersweet time as I am grateful to be here, but worried about what may come. Currently, there is no reliable cure for low-grade serous carcinoma. Treatments can put women in remission for a time but for at least 85% of women the cancer will come back. But we can change this. I'm hosting a fundraiser to raise critically needed funds for research.
For my [insert celebration], the best gift you could give is hope for my future. Hope for more time with my friends and family. Please give what you can to help fund research for my rare cancer. It would be the best [insert celebration] present you could give me and other women around the world with this cancer.
*Include ["charitable_donors campaign=current show_avatar=0"] if you want each individual's donation amount (rather than just the overall total) to display (must remove quotation marks "" from inside the brackets [ ] to work).
You can link or embed a video here if you want.
Type the name of your city to show us and the world where you are or where your campaign is taking place.
Your donors or sponsors can donate any amount they like, but you can suggest some fixed amounts. Consider allowing monthly donations especially if your campaign lasts for several months.
Fill out your profile with as much information as you feel comfortable sharing. We will never share your personal information with third parties without your explicit permission.
Short and Sweet Headlines are Best!
1. Register (if you have not done so already). If you have submitted your story you are already registered.
2. Log in
3. Read the Campaign Creation Guide (opens in a new tab)
If you have low-grade serous and are doing a birthday or celebration fundraiser go here instead.
4. Create your Fundraiser (you can edit it at any time)
5. Edit your fundraiser. (Don't forget to Log in).
6. View your Fundraising Profile at any time to edit your details.
7. Want to help but not sure where to start? Let us know and we'll give you a hand.