Thank you for your interest in being on a team for our event. Leading and participating as a team is a great way to connect to our cause and our community while have fun and build comradery with your teammates! All it takes a commitment and some passion for saving lives.
- Recruiting other champions, like co-captains, senior leaders at your company, family and friends. The Komen team can show you how!
- Setting a fundraising goal. Just registering is a good first step, but this Walk doesn’t end there! We will provide you with tools and resources to help you meet those fundraising goals!
- Be your team’s biggest cheerleader!
- Team One Pager
Start a Team
To get started, follow these simple steps:
- Step 1 Select the team captain. The captain must register first and create the team before members can join.
- Step 2 Choose a team name and team division that best describes your team. During registration, designate whether you are a friends and family, corporate or school team.
- Step 3 Invite friends, coworkers and family to join you! Email, Facebook or tweet everyone you know and invite them to participate online with you and fundraise with you.
- Step 4 Set up your team web page. After you register, log in to your Fundraising Center to add a photo of your team, set a fundraising goal and tell everyone why you are MORE THAN PINK®.
- Step 5 Don't forget to set up your Facebook fundraiser! You can log on to your participant center and connect to Facebook right there!
Team Captain Checklist
After you register, it’s time to recruit your team and start fundraising. Here are some tips to get started:
- Make a donation of any size to show your commitment and kick off your fundraising efforts.
- Set a goal for the number of people you will recruit for your team.
- Be sure and include Race and Team information in your business newsletter and send out staff wide emails encouraging your coworkers to join your team and fundraise.
- Host a virtual kickoff meeting or event, and invite the Susan G. Komen® staff to make a presentation.
- Send fundraising tips out to all your team members and highlight the team’s top fundraising member.
- Create fundraising incentives for your team members to encourage them to meet or exceed their fundraising goals.
- Remind team members to log on to their fundraising pages to record all offline donations and send thank-you notes.
- Post a progress chart on your company intranet with your fundraising and recruitment goals in a visible area and update totals regularly.
- Download the Team Captain Toolkit
Every dollar you raise brings us closer to a future without breast cancer. And when you walk with a team, you amplify your impact. How much will your team add to the movement?
Once you have your team in place, there are two ways to raise funds:
- Each team member asks their friends, family and coworkers to make a donation. Visit our Fundraising 101 page for tips on personal fundraising.
- Your team works together to host a fundraising event. Download our 101 Fundraising Ideas for fun and easy team fundraising events.
- Each team member can fundraise on their personal Facebook page! Friends will be able to read your story, watch your progress and donate – all without ever leaving Facebook, helping the team to build momentum and reach their goals faster.
The ultimate reward for your fundraising work is knowing that you and your team made your mark in the breast cancer fight. Set your goals high, and be sure to visit our Recognition page to see how we celebrate our top-performing teams.