Will you take that EXTRA MILE?

Want to take the EXTRA MILE and help Komen Columbus in our fundraising efforts in the fight to end breast cancer forever? It’s easy, fun and there are definite perks in it for you as well! Our top 100 INDIVIDUAL fundraisers will become member of the Komen Columbus Honor Roll and receive gifts, special recognition and exclusive event invitations for the rest of the year. In fact, our top fundraiser will win roundtrip airfare to any destination in the domestic 48 states on American Airlines or American Eagle. Here are a few pointers on how to get started with your own personal online fundraising efforts.

First and foremost, register for the 2010 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. Using the same username and password you created or used during registration, log into your Participant Center. Here you can send e-mails to all the contacts in your e-mail address book, update your personal fundraising page with your information and pictures and manage your online fundraising.

Then, be the first one to donate on your fundraising page and consider pledging MORE than the cost of registration. Try asking everyone you know, relatives, neighbors, friends, etc., to help sponsor you. Research shows that 65 percent of people donate their time or money simply because they were asked, so use this to your advantage.

Are you on Facebook? Download the new Fundraise with Facebook application to let all your Facebook friends that you’re fundraising for the cure. Downloading the application is easy and places a direct link to your fundraising page on your Facebook profile. Just by doing a few simple steps you’re reaching a large number of people to get involved and join the fight against breast cancer.

The average cost of a mammogram is $85 – consider how many people you could help provide this life-saving treatment with just a little bit of work. If some of your donors would prefer to contribute via check or cash, send all contributions, with your pledge form, to the Komen Columbus office:

855 Grandview Ave, Suite 250

Columbus, Ohio 43215

The deadline for all fundraising efforts is May 31, 2010 so now is the time to get the ball rolling! For more information or ideas on how to fundraise for this year’s Komen Columbus Race for the Cure, click here or visit komencolumbus.org for more details.