Weddings, graduations, anniversaries – make your special day truly memorable by asking for Do it for Heart donations in lieu of receiving gifts
Knowing you’re helping others can be a great way to share the joy of a milestone moment in your life. Start by registering your Do it for Heart fundraiser and setting up your personal fundraising page. Email your friends, family and other guests to explain your fundraising goal, and include links to your page and a request for donations in lieu of gifts. Once your fundraiser is finished, send a thank-you email to everyone who contributed – and be sure to tell them how much you raised!
How it works
1. Register your celebration
2.Let your friends and family know
3. Request donations
We’ve got lots of resources to help you run your event. Once you have registered you will be able to access:
- Our top fundraising tips.
- Fundraising toolkit.
- Invitations and other event materials.
- Template email to ask for sponsorship and thank your donors.
Instead of birthday gifts from friends and family, Allana Bettess asked for their help to fight heart disease and save lives. Allana lost her husband Len to a heart attack in 2018: he was just 51.
Allana set up an online fundraiser and was thrilled to raise more than $2000 to support cardiac research and heart health promotion. “It was wonderful that people could donate in memory of Len,” she says.
Allana Bettess, Celebrate Fundraiser