Not everyone has the gift of gab. And it can be really intimidating to ask people for money, especially when you haven't done this before or you don't have a personal connection to breast cancer compelling you to walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. The 3-Day online participant center has some great draft e-mails, but here are a few more I've seen or sent myself, in case you'd like a few more models. 

I've split them up into a few separate posts, so click here and here to see the other two.

For a Facebook message I sent out:

The chances that I’ll discover the cure for cancer are slim.

Very slim.

But I’m accepting a challenge that I hope will bring us closer to a cure. I am walking 60 miles over three days as part of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. And I’ve promised to raise at least $2,300 to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which funds breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.

None of my close friends and family has been touched by breast cancer, but sometimes I wonder how long that will remain true. Statistics show that one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed in their lifetimes. Please take a few moments now and donate to my walk at www.the3day.org/goto/jillianduch. Even $25 can make a difference.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to drop me a line. Thanks for your help!

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2 Responses
  1. Excellent letters!! Just be careful bc SGK and NPT are not in partnership anymore. The proceeds from the 3-day for the cure just go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

  2. jillianduch Says:

    Oops. Thanks for pointing that out, Leanne. I knew that and fixed it in one letter, but not this one. I just updated it now, so hopefully the confusion I caused was minimal :)