For the entire month of September, donors to the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology have the opportunity to double their impact through a matching gift from an anonymous individual donor. From September 1 to 30, 2013, all donations—whether made online, through the mail, or via the Foundation’s new peer-to-peer fundraising platform #WeConquerCancer—will be matched, doubling critical support for oncology research and education.
The match also features a unique benefit to donors. Unlike many matching gifts, where the matching funds support the philanthropic goals of the matching donor, in this case the matching funds will support the programs supported by the original gift.
This means that during the month of September, a $500 gift to the Foundation’s Grants & Awards Program will become a $1,000 gift to the Grants & Awards Program, and a $1,000 gift to support International Programs will become a $2,000 gift in support of International Programs, allowing donors to double their impact in precisely the method of their choosing.
Goal of $50,000
During last year’s September matching challenge, generous Conquer Cancer Foundation donors blew through the $20,000 goal by the second week of the month. This year donors are being challenged to beat that goal yet again and then some. This September the Foundation is challenging its supporters to raise $50,000 or more to maximize the impact of this special matched gift to help conquer cancer.
Donations can be made online at www.conquercancerfoundation.org/donate. Questions about the match can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 571-483-1700.
The Conquer Cancer Foundation is 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to building a world free from the fear of cancer through funding breakthrough cancer research and sharing cutting-edge cancer information. ■
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