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Setting up your Shine a Light on Lung Cancer fundraising page

Whether you are hosting a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event or not, creating a dedicated fundraising page is a thoughtful way to support a family member, friend or colleague who is living with lung cancer, or to honour the memory of someone who has lost their battle with this devastating disease.

Setting up your page is easy

Simply click here and follow the prompts to fill in your details –  your name, phone number, fundraising goal and password.

Tips for setting up your page:

  1. Tell Your Story: Upload photos to your page and write a little bit about why you are fundraising or hosting a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event.
  2. Why fundraise? Give people some background information about lung cancer to let them know how their donation will make a difference. For example: Every dollar raised from this campaign will be invested in lung cancer research.

Top five fundraising tips:

1: Be the first to donate to your page. By donating to your own page, you’re showing your commitment to your fundraising and setting the benchmark for family and friends who come to your page to make a donation.

2:  Share your page and ask people to support you! The number one reason people give is because they were asked. Share your page via email with your friends, family and colleagues via email and social media.

3: Update your fundraising page. Keep your family, friends and colleagues updated with your fundraising progress. How are you going? Are you close to reaching your target? What obstacles have you come across? What are you really enjoying?

4: Thank your donors. Let them know their donation has been noticed and appreciated. The simple act of saying thank you goes a long way especially if you plan on asking them again at a later date.

5. Finally – ask again. People often need reminding, if you asked them once and they haven’t donated – ask again. They may have just forgotten and won’t mind a friendly reminder.

Information you can use on your page:

  • One Australian dies every hour from lung cancer, making it the leading cause of cancer death in Australia; more than breast, prostate and ovarian cancers combined.
  • 12,500 Australians will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017 – that’s 34 people every day.
  • Lung cancer is Australia’s biggest cancer killer – yet less than 5% of research funding is allocated to lung cancer research.
  • Anyone can get lung cancer – one in three women diagnosed with lung cancer and one in 10 men have no history of smoking.
  • Lung cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of any cancer in Australia; just 15 percent of Australians are alive five years after their diagnosis.
  • More funding is needed to facilitate research that will support better outcomes for people with lung cancer.

Download information pdf:

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer - Fundraising tips
Shine a Light on Lung Cancer - Fundraising tips

We are here to help:

Kerrie Callaghan
Community Engagement Manager
P: 07 3251 35641
E: Kerrie@lungfoundation.com.au