Participants in the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s have something in common — a personal reason for joining Walk. Whether you walk for a friend or family member, or to take a stand against San Diego's 3rd leading cause of death, your story is important, even more so than you might realize. You hold the key to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease.
Today’s Tip: Send at least 10 emails today!
Send an email to at least 10 friends or family members and share your reasons for participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s. You can update one of the message templates provided in your Participant Center or use your personal email account to reach out with your story.
Feeling a little intimidated by your online participant center? Not to worry! Check out these easy step- by-step instructions on how to create your personal walker page and sending emails in six easy steps!
When writing your emails, make sure to include:
- Your personal reasons for getting involved and walking.
- Pictures - family, team members, anything to personalize your page.
- Your fundraising goal.
- An invite to not only donate, but to join you at the walk - the more the merrier!
Did you know that on average only 1 in 5 fundraising emails will actually result in a donation? This is why it is crucial to keep sending emails and as many as you can— you never know who will be motivated to give.
Walk swag and fundraising incentive prizes will be rewarded based on INDIVIDUAL fundraising dollars - not by team totals!
Tips to remember:
- When fundraising ask friends and family to donate to you as a WALKER
- ALL dollars that are raised by a Walker belonging to a Walk team, will automatically reflect in the team total.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Walk Hotline at 858.966.3319 or firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. Need help kick-starting your fundraising efforts? Check out our NEW Walker Resource page for materials and tips to help you reach your fundraising goal!
P.P.S. Be sure to like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest Walk news and fundraising incentive contests!
Be familiar with the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Visit http://www.alz.org/10signs to learn more about the behaviors you should watch for in yourself and others.