Fundraising Tips

Thanks for joining us at the inaugural Cure Sickle Cell Walk & Family Fun Day! To help you make the most of your participation — and raise funds for tomorrow’s breakthroughs in sickle cell research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) — we’ve compiled some resources you can use. Please share this page with your teammates!

Share Your Why

Make your fundraising page personal! Tell family and friends why you are raising funds for CHOP’s Sickle Cell Center.


Donate to your team to kick off your fundraising – proceeds fund the future for sickle cell disease. Statistics show individuals are more likely to donate when they see others have!

Rally the Team

Share your stories and fundraising strategies. See our Team Fundraising Ideas to get inspired.

Ask Everyone

Don’t be afraid to ask everyone to support you! What about your co-workers? Your relatives? Your neighbors? See Fundraising in 7 Days for more ideas.

Get Social

You may be surprised at the support you’ll receive from a Facebook post, tweet or Instagram photo. Share your personal fundraising page on all your social media channels.


Send individual emails to each of your family members. Tip: Remember to be specific when asking for a donation! See our Email Writing Tips.

Text Messaging

Do you have friends or family who don’t check their email often? Try sending a text message with your fundraising page URL and even a fun photo!

2x Your Impact

Check with your HR department to see if your employer will match employee donations or search our matching gifts directory for your company name.

Recruit Others

Encourage friends to join your team or donate. Download this PowerPoint template and customize it with your photos and links to your team page.

Thank You, You and YOU!

Remember to thank ALL of your donors, because without them, CHOP would not be the hospital it is today. Tag your donors on social media and recognize them publicly for helping your cause.

Social Media Tips

Using social media to support your fundraiser can be easy, effective and fun! Get your friends and family involved — and raise more money for breakthrough sickle cell research — by following the simple tips below.

Recognize Supporters

Give your supporters a shout out with a tag or @mention! This can encourage others to donate while also showing your appreciation. You can also thank people through direct messages.

Link to Us!

Even though some posts will be more donation-focused than others, always give people the opportunity to learn more about sickle cell disease research and donate using your personal URL. Looking for your URL? Email for assistance!

Use hashtags

Use #CureSickleCellWalk and #ForBreakthroughs in your posts to make it easy for friends to follow your fundraising progress.

Tag us

Tag @ChildrensHospitalofPhiladelphia on Facebook, @ChildrensPhila on Twitter and @ChildrensPhila on Instagram so we can follow along.

Instagram Resources

Utilize the below templates for your Instagram Story to let your followers know why you are participating and how they can support you! Fill in the blanks or add your own photo and share with your networks. For mobile devices, tap and save the images below to your phone. For desktop users, download the complete collection here.

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Temitope with Facebook overlayFrame Your Photo

Show your support for kids with sickle cell disease and encourage others to join you at the Cure Sickle Cell Walk & Family Fun Day with a Facebook frame. Add the frame to your profile picture by searching for “Cure Sickle Cell” or use this link to add the frame to a new photo or video on your Facebook page.



The Cure Sickle Cell Walk logo is available for use by participating teams seeking to bolster their fundraising efforts and build camaraderie among team members. Logos may be used on team T-shirts, social media posts and print materials. If you have any questions, please contact BEFORE USE.

The Cure Sickle Cell Walk logo should always be used as shown. Do not modify the color, logo, font or symbol and text lock-up.