Breast Cancer Fundraising Ideas

The fight against breast cancer is undoubtedly one of my favorite causes. It has been both my good fortune and curse to have met many families because of this scourge.

I would like to cover some of the techniques used in breast cancer fundraising in this article.

An interesting breast cancer fundraiser initiated by The National Needle Arts Association involved creating four large wall hangings that incorporate all of the major needle handcraft skills. These wall hangings will be displayed nationally and used to both promote awareness and to raise funds for breast cancer. The wall hangings will be representations of the first breast cancer fundraising stamp ever issued by the United States Government; the Breast Cancer Research Stamp.

One of the largest breast cancer fundraisers is the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. For over twenty years this community-based organization founded by the sister of a victim of breast cancer has raised funds to try and find a cure for breast cancer. This foundation has literally raised hundreds of millions of dollars through community-based fundraisers such as races and test driving of automobiles.

October is a very important month for those of us interested in the fight against breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. In light of this many organizations hold annual breast cancer awareness month fundraisers. Many of these organizations hold special fundraising activities to garner funding for research against breast cancer.

One interesting group from Canada is the Internet-Based Moms group. This is a group of stay at home Moms in Canada who have banded together to form a support group for other Moms trying to start at home businesses which utilize the internet. They have banded together to develop a shopping guide and sell advertising space in the guide to help raise funds to battle breast cancer.

Another group the Wear It Pink group encourages businesses and individuals to wear pink on one day in October and to donate to breast cancer research for the right to wear pink on that day.

Really, there are no limits to ways in which your group can raise funds to fight breast cancer, just get out there and do it.

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Want a new product to increase your lollipop fundraising sales? Consider our Lip Lollipops. They sell well any time of the year but do especially well around Valentine’s Day. There is only a 1 case minimum and you will make 50% profit on every lollipop you sell.

What You Should Know

Yummy Lips Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. In other words, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
Welch’s Fruit Snacks

People struggle when choosing a product for a youth fundraiser because of childhood obesity. If you are looking for a healthier alternative to chocolate bars or lollipops, consider selling our Welch’s Fruit Snacks Variety Pack. The snacks are 100% Vitamin C, an excellent source of Vitamins A and E, FAT-FREE, Made with real fruit and have no preservatives.

What You Should Know

You sell each bag of fruit snacks for $1 each. Profits from selling Welchs Fruit Snacks are determined based on the number of cases that you purchase. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at the profit chart:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 40% $65.00
40 – 59 37% $68.00
20 – 39 35% $70.00
1 – 19 33% $72.00
Auntie Anne’s Pretzel

If you have walked down most malls you have probably smelled Auntie Anne pretzels and thought to yourself I would love to have the Auntie Annes pretzel recipe. You probably can’t get the recipe but you could hold a pretzel fundraiser using their great products.

What You Should Know

Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Fundraisers are one of the few fundraising programs that assure that you will make 50% profit on every pretzel or cinnamon bun kit you sell. You are selling the kits for $16 and your cost is $8.

Remember that you need to purchase both the pretzels and cinnamon buns in full cases. Cases are packed with 6 kits each. So you will need to round both products up or down to full cases quantities.

Shipping is free as long as you sell 10 or more cases. Smaller orders will be assessed a $65 shipping fee.

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Delicious cookies with a positive and uplifting message as your fortune.  Fortune cookie fundraisers are a quick and easy way to earn money for your cause.  Each case comes with 4 carriers containing 60 cookies in four tasty flavors Chocolate Bits, Cookies and Cream, Birthday Cake, and Salted Caramel.  You receive 240 cookies total per case and sell each one for $1.

What You Should Know

Cookie fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of cookies that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below is the profit chart:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
100 or more 50% $120.00
50 – 99 48% $124.80
25 – 49 45% $132.00
11 – 24 43% $136.80
1 min 40% $144.00
Football scratch cards

Football scratch cards are an easy way for players to huddle up $100 each in a relatively short period of time. Whether you are raising money for a team or a league, football scratch cards work well for all sizes of teams or leagues. We will imprint your team name at no additional cost and each card can make up to 90% profit.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon hand out with your town’s unique businesses.

The lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. However,  the more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card, due to volume price breaks. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card.

Profit and Cost

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Custom Discount Fundraising Cards

Raise money by creating your own discount card fundraiser. Sign up between 8 and 12 local merchants to advertise on the back of your fundraising discount cards. We will custom design the front for your group. These fundraiser discount cards make terrific annual fundraising tools.

What You Should Know

Custom Fundraising Discount Cards offer some of the highest profits possible. Take a look at the profit chart below to estimate what your group can earn with this outstanding program:

Profit and Cost

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Cards Bought Profit Cost per Card
2500 90% plus Call for Pricing
1000 90% $1.00
500 80% $2.00
250 70% $3.00
100 min 60% $4.00
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