Everyone has their own mountain to climb – why not turn your personal goal into a challenge?
Whether you want to ride 100kms a week, hike the Appalachian Trail or run a marathon over a month, your next physical challenge is a great opportunity to fundraise for Do it for Heart. If you don’t feel like taking on a challenge on your own, you can register as a group. Start by registering your challenge as a Do it for Heart fundraiser and setting up your personal fundraising page. Email your contacts, post on social media, and ask your friends, family and colleagues to donate and spread the word about what you’re doing.
Make sure you keep your supporters updated on your progress. Once you achieve your goal, don’t forget to send a thank-you email to everyone who contributed – and be sure to tell them how much you raised!
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.
- Template email to ask for sponsorship and thank your donors.
When Lucas’s dad was diagnosed with severe heart failure, he decided to take on a challenge, and raise funds towards the fight to save Aussies hearts. As a result, Lucas completed the Astana Marathon in Kazakhstan.
“I have never been a runner, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to challenge myself and raise funds for the Heart Foundation. It was physically and mentally the toughest thing that I have ever done, but knowing that there was a bigger purpose as to why I was doing it made it easy. ”