Plan a Gonna BEAT This Thing Fundraising Event to Create Awareness and Give HOPE!


Fundraising Event Ideas and Resources


With the dedication and inspiration of individuals and groups around the country, we are able to raise dollars and awareness about advanced cancer through fundraising events. Organizing an event is a lot of fun but also requires a lot of planning and attention to detail.  Be creative!  When deciding on an event, be realistic about the amount of time, money and support you have.


Fundraising Event Ideas:

  • Golf tournament
  • Concert
  • Cocktail/Dinner Receptions
  • Picnic/Cookout
  • Sports Event
  • Garage Sale
  • Bake Sale
  • Local restaurants or bars donating a percentage of evening’s proceeds
  • Walk a Thon
  • Bike a Thon
  • Dance a Thon
  • Run in a 5K or marathon


  • Climb a mountain
  • Wedding donation
  • Birthday contribution
  • A tribute party to honor a loved one
  • A class project
  • A “virtual” marathon
  • Bowling tournament
  • Unused book sale
  • Wine and/or chocolate tasting
  • Hosting a booth at a marathon, county fair, town festival, etc. to raise awareness




Choose a Date for the Event


Schedule your event at a time that does not conflict with other events in your community.


Contact YES!


We can help you plan your event and provide educational materials and possibly schedule speakers to attend your event.


Promotion and Publicity


There are many ways to get the word out about your great event, including word-of-mouth, letters, e-mails, posters, print, and radio

and television media.


You may want to procure a celebrity guest who might be willing to use their voice.

Choose an individual or medical professional to honor for their work in the field of advanced cancer.


Other Great Ideas


Approach corporate sponsors to support your event.

Ask local businesses to donate silent auction items for your event.

Raffle donated items such as vacation homes and time-shares or wine at your event.



Publicity and Advertising


The more people that know about your event, the more successful it will be. Start early and spread the word about your event as

soon as you set the date, time and location.


The YES mission with Gonna BEAT Thins Thing and your personal experience are connected. The more personal your event is, the

more support your event will receive in your community.


Post the Event on Our Website


Please send us an email with the following details to Ronnie Lindley at


City and state of event

Location – street address or school or business name

Start and end time of event

Any other event details including name of organization or host



Gonna BEAT This ThIng Traveling Gallery


YES is pleased to offer our Gonna BEAT This Thing Traveling Photo Gallery to those hosting an event to benefit YES.. This exhibit

is dedicated to explaining this poorly understood, oft forgotten population of cancer survivors. The traveling gallery consists of portraits

reated by survivors of advanced cancer or families affected by advanced cancer, sharing their story through their own words. It is a

powerful display of the often positive, powerful side of LIVING with advanced cancer on families around the world.


Please contact Tami Thennis ( if you are interested in using The Traveling Photo Gallery at your upcoming

event or would like information on how to become a part of our traveling exhibit.




If you have any questions about planning a Gonna BEAT This Thing fundraising event,

please call Suzanne Lindley directly at (903) 275-4321.




When cancer spreads, we are suddenly thrust into the fight of our lives for ourselves and for those we love.  Join us and help change the advanced cancer stigma of  “dying from cancer” to “living with cancer”.

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