Category Archives: Fundraising Ideas

Become a Champion

Become A Champion

Our champions are people who have taken on the cause to find a cure. They are families grieving the loss of a family member. They are friends and loved ones affected by the disease. They are concerned companies and committed students. They help this quest for a cure by …

  • making their own personal donations
  • sponsoring conferences
  • hosting memorial golf tournaments
  • organizing other charity events
  • asking their communities to make donations in lieu of gifts for birthdays and anniversaries
  • creating corporate programs for matching employee donations

Read some of the inspiring stories about our champions to get ideas for how you can make a difference, too.

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Simple Actions … Big Result

1. Friends and Family – friends and family can easily make a donation by credit card via this website. Share your story with friends and family – tell them of your commitment and the commitment made by the Parkinson’s and Brain Research Foundation – ask them to consider making us their charity of choice.

2. Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – we are an approved charity for federal workers world-wide. Many federal workers choose to donate but do not know which charity to choose. Make a list of everyone you know who works for the federal government – ask them to consider the PBRF – tell them 98% goes to medical research – ask them to share this with their co-workers. The PBRF can be found in the CFC Brochure or on the CFC internet site (http://www.opm.gov/cfc/)  – CFC #76948″.

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Keep It Simple … Find Sponsors

Many families and supporters have indicated that they would like to help raise funds for research, but they are not sure what to do. After years of watching what some have done there is commonality that exists within many successful fund raising activities. Here are some things to think about.

Do Something – do something that is fun and something you like – Golf – Bike Ride – Run – etc. Perhaps connect it to another event that is taking place that many people are participating in.

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Fundraising Tips

In March of 2010 the Wheatley family organized the first in a series of Annual Memorial Charity Poker Events. They share their insight and offer simple advice in the planning of a successful fundraising event.

RECRUIT THE HELP OF A FEW FRIENDS… colleagues, or close relatives. Don’t assume you have to go at it alone. A charity event is not intended to be stressful…but rather relaxing, fun, and memorable. If the organizing of the event becomes to burdensome or overwhelming, you are less likely to repeat it. With the help of a few friends, it really can be a great experience! Establish an event “leader.” If you are not the leader, pick someone.

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