You’re participating in the Canary Challenge bike ride benefiting the Stanford Cancer Institute. And fundraising is the way to make a real difference. But, it doesn’t have to be hard or a chore; the ride is all about fun! People want to help you and they want to help find a cure for cancer. By asking them to give a donation, you are giving them an opportunity to make a difference.
How to Raise $400 in 5 Days
- Day 1: Donate $50 to yourself
- Day 2: Ask your housemate/spouse/partner or best friend to donate $50
- Day 3: Ask two relatives to donate $50 each
- Day 4: Ask two friends to donate $50 each
- Day 5: Ask two neighbors or colleagues to donate $50 each
Set Your Goals High
The minimum fundraising amount for each individual is $400 in addition to the registration fee. Last year the average rider raised over $900! Victory demands you stretch a bit, risk a little, and challenge yourself. Pick a number that feels like a real stretch and go for it. This does not have to be the ceiling for your personal goal as the average participant raises much more than that. Think of fundraising as a personal challenge, your team’s challenge and also as a part of the adventure. Think of the lives you are touching. Think about a fundraising goal that would be a truly big accomplishment for you. Remember the golden rule of fundraising: if you don’t ask, you don’t get. Aim high. And go for it. The goal for the Canary Challenge this year is to raise $1 million for the Stanford Cancer Institute.