Go the Distance or Swim the Lake for Hospicare!

Here's our first fundraising tip for 2021

GET A JUMP START ON YOUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

All donations made before Sunday, August 15th at midnight will be counted towards prizes. 
How to Raise $500 in 10 Days

Here's How . . .

Day 1 Get yourself started with your $25 registration fee $25

Day 2 Challenge 3 family members to each match your registration $100

Day 3 Ask your best friend for a $25 sponsorship $125

Day 4 Ask your boss for a company donation or matching gift for your registration fee $150

Day 5 Hang out with friends! Ask 5 local friends to sponsor you for $10 $200

Day 6 Send an email from your Personal Page to 5 out-of-town friends asking for $10 $250

Day 7 Hit the town! Request a $10 sponsorship from 5 local businesses you support $300

Day 8 Gather support at work! Ask 5 co-workers for $10 to support your swim $350

Day 9 Ask 5 neighbors to donate $10 to support the work of Hospicare $400

Day 10 Ask 10 people at your church, book club, gym, etc. for $10 each $500


YOU DID IT!

Remember to thank all of your donors and keep them updated on your progress. You can send thank you emails and keep everyone up to date with blog posts, all through your Personal Page!

$500 Incentive Prize 

A collapsible cooler bag for fun times at the lake!

$1,000 Incentive Prize 

An engraved stainless-steel insulated "wine" mug. Cheers to you!

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Sample Email Signature and Social Media Post

Social Media Fundraising Tips can be found here!

This year’s Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare/Going the Distance for Hospicare is a community event open to everyone (all genders and all ages)!

WOMEN SWIMMIN' FOR HOSPICARE

I'm thrilled to be joining a group of strong and determined swimmin' women who will be getting back in the water on August 14! All money raised directly supports patients and families in our communities who are facing serious illness, end-of-life, or profound grief. INSERT PERSONAL SENTENCE. Will you join me as a participant, or make a donation to support my efforts? More info at: womenswimmin.org HYPERLINK TO YOUR PERSONAL URL

Sample language for your personal sentence:

  • This year, I'm training for a 1.2 mile swim in Cayuga Lake on August 14 in celebration of life!
  • I’m swimming for Hospicare in memory of my best friend. Her journey inspired me to live authentically and to keep humor as a part of daily life, in good times… and especially in bad.
  • One way I give back to my community is by participating in Women Swimmin' for Hospicare.
  • I swim in memory of my beloved mother, who raised me to love the lake and its refreshing waters.
  • This year I lost my Uncle Bill, and I'll be jumping into the lake in his memory on August 14, knowing he'd be standing on shore screaming words of support.

GOING THE DISTANCE:

Between now and August 14, we’re setting personal goals for how we’re GOING THE DISTANCE for Hospicare, and all money raised directly supports patients and families in our communities who are facing serious illness, end-of-life, or profound grief. INSERT PERSONAL SENTENCE. Will you join me as a participant, or make a donation to support my efforts? More info at: womenswimmin.org HYPERLINK TO YOUR PERSONAL URL

EXAMPLES of ways people are going the distance and how to create a personal sentence.

Some of our participants:

  • have a physical goal
  • have an emotional goal
  • want to memorialize/honor someone
  • live far away but have a connection to Ithaca/Hospicare
  • recently lost someone
  • are caregiving

And how those examples could fit in a personal sentence to insert.

  • This year, I’m going the distance for Hospicare by biking 10 miles a week, now until August 14.
  • With the world feeling so upside down, I’m going the distance for Hospicare by performing one random act of kindness every day.
  • I’m going the distance for one of my favorite non-profits, Hospicare & Palliative Care Services, which supports patients and families throughout Cortland and Tompkins counties in upstate NY.
  • With the death of my beloved grandfather to COVID, I’m choosing to go the distance for Hospicare, and help support other families who need their help now more than ever.
  • I’m going the distance for Hospicare by caring for my aunt at home, where she feels comforted by familiar settings and my world-renowned chocolate cake