Host an Event
The power of fundraising is within you! Community events empower our advocates to share our mission and raise funds that provide transformative time for families facing cancer. It can be as simple as a child hosting a lemonade stand on a sunny August day, or as exciting as a community planning a cancer color race. We also help corporations host fundraising events, too! We can help you with your idea and provide some structure to your fundraising goals. The sky is the limit!
To receive your complimentary fundraising guide and learn more about how to host an event, please email Ellen Vind.
Tried and True Fundraising Ideas
Want to help but need a little inspiration? Below are some events that our community has perfected, and we can share resources with you to make fundraising for FPS easier!
Flip Flop Friday
Bust out those flip flops for a good cause this summer! Flip Flop Fridays are a fun way to raise funds to support For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation’s mission and give your feet a break from your traditional workplace foot wear. For a small donation, employees may wear their favorite flip flops on Fridays, between June 21st through August 2nd. Click here to learn more or sign up!
Bumping for a Break!
Bumping for a Break was the brainchild of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Youth Organization Region 20 girls’ volleyball. This fun-filled volleyball event has been hosted by schools around the area to benefit FPS! Bumping for a Break events support our mission by fundraising and bringing awareness to those affected by cancer during a day of exciting volleyball games, raffle ticket and t-shirt sales, food and games! If your school wants to Bump for a Break, please sign up here! To receive your Bumping For a Break Toolkit or ask any questions, please contact Caitlin Quon or call 267.708.0510 for more information!
Cancer Color Race
Two FPS families, the Cunninghams and The Lahettas, embodied the FPS spirit in their creation of their own Cancer Color Races! All it takes is a bit of community, a dash of color and a willingness to help families take a break from cancer! Contact Ellen Vind to learn how you can bring a Color Race to your community!
School Fundraising with our Take a Break Club
Students are the future of our country, and more importantly, the future of For Pete’s Sake! Our Take A Break Club seamlessly integrates the FPS mantra of taking a break from the stresses of life, and teaches students how to become compassionate, philanthropic leaders. Although our respite program is geared towards cancer patients ages 24-55, we often have patients with teenagers who travel. This club is our way of reaching even more of our community.
Are you or your child interested in started a high school club? If so, please email Caitlin Quon.
We look forward to you starting your own club as we come together to take a break and remember that it is love, not cancer that defines us.
Lemonade Stands are a favorite way for our youngest supporters to support our mission! Everyone knows how to set up a lemonade stand, and everyone loves drinking lemonade! The girls pictured here are the granddaughters of one of our donors. They hosted a lemonade stand and sold friendship bracelets to raise money, because they know their “Gra Gra” likes to give back and they wanted to give back too!