Did you know that in 2018, only 9% of charitable donations went towards health and medical research? That means less than one out of every 10 dollars donated will help with areas like cancer immunology research and breast cancer research.
Would you like to fundraise for cancer research and contribute more towards finding a cure?
Here are some ways that you can help, even during the age of social distancing and coronavirus.
Participate in Employer Matching Programs
It is worth a look to check if your company participates in a charity matching program. Often, they will pledge to match a donation for up to a certain amount, so you can essentially donate twice as much as the limit.
Before you request a matching donation from your employer, be sure to see if there are any limitations. Sometimes companies will exclude matching donations to religious or political organizations in order to remain nonpartisan and nonreligious.
Microsoft even pays charities when employees volunteer with them for a certain number of hours. Salesforce ensures that one percent of its products, employee time, and total profits go to charities as well.
Use Online Shopping Tools
If you do not have a large amount of money to donate to cancer research, you can even use your online shopping habits to make micro-donations. Sites like Amazon use a special site address that will contribute a small percentage of your purchase to the charity of your choice.
Even if they do not seem like a lot, these donations can add up to impressive amounts if you order many items online. You can continuously support charities throughout the year without having to write a check or make a donation out of your own pocket.
Make a Memorial Donation
If you have lost a family member or loved one to cancer, then you can make a thoughtful donation in their honor. Many organizations will place a plaque or other memorabilia if you make a donation of a certain amount.
Those who visit the organization can see that you made a donation to honor your loved one, which will often be on display.
Use Social Media to Spread the Word
Social media is a powerful tool for fundraising large amounts of money, especially for causes that are important to you. You can share posts for organizations you care about to fundraise for cancer, which does not require a donation.
Facebook even has a fundraising feature that allows users to donate to a fundraiser that you make. You simply pick a charity and users can allocate any amount of money in donations, or share the post for others to see.
Many Ways to Participate in Funding Cancer Research
You do not need to be an athlete or a doctor to contribute to cancer research. With these methods, you can generate donations that make a difference.
Would you like to learn more about different causes you can donate to? Check out our blog to find the resources.
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