With more than 33 million people affected by lung disease in the US, each and every dollar raised to support research, programs and advocacy efforts is needed and appreciated. Raising money can seem intimidating, but once you get started, you’ll be surprised by how easy it is. You never know who will surprise you with a donation which is why you want to let everyone you know you are participating in Reach The Beach - Washington! The easiest way to raise funds is to customize your personal webpage and share it over email, Facebook and other social channels. Get started in your Participant Center now!

Want to know how to get the most out of your online fundraising efforts? Follow these five steps to success:

Ride is to Lung 2

  1. Make a Self-Donation. Kick start your fundraising today and show your donors you are passionate about the cause!
  2. Customize your Personal Fundraising Webpage. Share why YOU Ride.
  3. Use our online resources to Send Emails to Friends, Family and Co-Workers. Ask them all to donate to your fundraising efforts by using one of the pre-written emails available to you participant center or write your own.
  4. Fundraise with Facebook. Share why you Ride on Facebook, and ask your friends to support your efforts.
  5. Have fun with it. Keep your friends, family and co-workers up to date on your training, your fundraising success and ways the American Lung Association is spending the money you raise on mission activities.


Online Resources

Man Riding BikeThe easiest way to send fundraising emails to your contacts is through your personal account. If you would prefer to use Convio, the online system we use and their templates, below are some instructions to help you get started.

Participant Center

Setting up your fundraising web page (PDF) 
Creating a personal web address (PDF)
Importing email addresses (PDF) 
Saving an email template (PDF)

Offline Resources

A guide to successful fundraising

Fundraising 101 (PDF)

Cyclist walking bikes down to the beachAsk Letter Templates

Fundraising Sample Letter #1 (Doc) 
Fundraising Sample Letter #2 (Doc)
Fundraising Sample Letter #3 (Doc) 
Fundraising Sample Letter #4 (Doc)
Fundraising Follow-up Sample Letter (Doc)

Thank You Letter Templates

Thank You Sample Letter #1 (Doc) 
Thank You Sample Letter #2 (Doc)

Participant Help

Fundraising Business Cards Template (Doc-Avery-8371) - Customize these cards and carry them with you and share them with people> you meet at work, around town or while you’re training 
Specific Fundraising Ideas (PDF) - Some creative and time-tested ways to raise funds
How to Submit Your Donations (PDF) - Instructions for sending us your offline donations to post in your fundraising account
501(c)(3) Tax Verification (PDF)- American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific 501(c)(3) verification and tax ID#

Reach The Beach - Washington

Man on Reclining Bike - right-top borderCredit Card Donation Form (PDF) - Use this form to take offline credit card donations.
Donor Receipt Form (PDF) - Use this form if your donor would like a receipt for their donation right away. We will also be sending them a receipt by email or through the mail.
Donation Collection Form (PDF)– Use this form to record and track pledges and donations towards your fundraising.
Donor Mail-in Form (PDF) - Use this form to give to your donors so that they may mail in their donations towards your fundraising.

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