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Help kids with brain cancer fulfill their potential.

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Do-It-Yourself Fundraising Program makes it easy for anyone, anywhere, anytime to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving cures and care.

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Types of Fundraisers

Plan an Event in Your Community

Plan an Event in Your Community

A community event is an event supporting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation that's planned by you. These can include a 5k, bake sale, lemonade stand, dance marathon, birthday party, and more.

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Online Fundraisers and Virtual Events

Online Fundraisers and Virtual Events

Online fundraising and virtual events are the perfect way to tap into your creativity and bring your friends, family and social media communities together in a fun and meaningful way.

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Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships

Bring your organization's employees and business associates together to make a positive impact in kids' lives. We can work with you to deliver a unique experience that will create a culture of giving for your team.

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Ideas for Fundraisers

Donate Your Next Milestone Moment

Turn your meaningful moment into meaningful impact. Donate your graduation, milestone birthday, or wedding. Creating a legacy of generosity is something to celebrate.

Organize a Cancer Walk or Online Walking Challenge

Hosting a walk or run to help children with cancer and their families is a great way to bring your community together. You can host an in-person walk/run or organize an online walking challenge!

"Double Dare You" Challenge

Calling all risk-takers and challenge-accepters… this fundraiser is for you! Create incentivizing giving levels to encourage donations like shaving your head when you raise $1,000! What fantastic things will you do to help kids with brain cancer?

Recognize an Awareness Month

May and September are significant months in the pediatric brain tumor community. Commit to raising funds and awareness during Brain Tumor Awareness Month or Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to honor children and families affected by pediatric brain cancer.

Fundraise at Work

Donate $10 to wear jeans on Friday, challenge departments to see who can raise the most donations in a month, or host an employee giving campaign and challenge your coworkers to make a monthly contribution.

“Give it Up” Fundraiser

Make the ultimate sacrifice and give up something you love in the name of a cure! Give up coffee, shopping, TV or anything you’re passionate about and ask donors to make daily donations to support your efforts.

Virtual Game Night

Do you have a love for board, strategy or online gaming? Livestream a DIY game night and get your closest friends to join. If you’re interested in being part of our official PBTF GameON program, we can help with that, too!

Host a Dance Marathon

Strap on your dancing shoes and grab your friends… it’s time to dance! Ask friends and family to commit to dancing for 24 hours straight in teams. This fundraiser is great for school, college, and dance groups!

Tee Off in a Golf Tournament

Partner with a local golf course, secure hole sponsors and tee off for a cure! Looking for a more unique golf event? We've helped groups organize creative golf fundraisers, too!

Virtual Tip Jar

Are you a talented musician, artist, or writer? Host a livestream or in-person event that inspires your audience to “tip” a donation for your performance, artwork, or special talent.

Online Auction

Ask local businesses to donate unique, fun experiences or items. Set up a silent auction and share your virtual fundraiser or make your auction part of a larger event.

Penny Drive

This is a great fundraiser for school and youth groups. Each class sets up donation jars and collects spare change, donations that go toward PBTF’s mission programs. The class who earns the most in donations wins a pizza party!

Host a Physical Challenge

Can you run 100 miles in a month? How many burpees can you do in a day? Challenge your friends and co-workers to a virtual or in-person physical challenge and see how far you can push yourself for a cure.

Fundraise on Social Media

Set up an Instagram or Facebook Fundraiser directly linked to your social media accounts. It’s an easy way to ask your online community to get involved and support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's mission.

How it Works

1 Decide what kind of fundraiser you want to host

We have opportunities for both online, turnkey fundraising and in-person event experiences. You’ll first select what style of fundraiser you’d like to host. If you need help selecting, email [email protected] and we can walk you through your options!

2 Set up your fundraiser

If you’d like to host a DIY online fundraiser, simply click the button below and you can begin fundraising within minutes. If you’d like to host a larger event with the support of PBTF staff, email [email protected] and we’ll help you get started!

3 Access your fundraising toolkit

When you sign up to fundraise, we'll send you a toolkit that walks you through the entire fundraising process - including planning, marketing, budget management and much more!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can the PBTF support me in my fundraising efforts?

If you’re looking for resources, support, or help narrowing down your fundraising ideas, contact Emily Clark at [email protected] or 470-701-5591. We’d love to talk!


Will the PBTF help me run my event?

PBTF will aid you in whatever way possible to help you achieve your fundraising goals. This will include providing fundraising resources and support.

Fundraisers are responsible for executing and planning events. We recommend creating a planning committee and asking for help from your close friends and family!

Contact Emily Clark at [email protected] or 470-701-5591 to learn more.

Can I have a raffle or auction at my event?

Federal and state laws prohibit and/or restrict certain gaming activities such as door prizes, raffles, drawings, etc. These laws vary from state to state and in different jurisdictions. Before conducting such activities as a form of fundraising, please consult with a local attorney and tax professional to ensure compliance. Please be advised that PBTF cannot provide legal or tax advice to individual fundraisers for these reasons.


Will the PBTF pay for my event?

Volunteer community fundraisers are responsible for the cost of their planned event/partnership. PBTF recommends finding sponsors to help cover costs as we cannot reimburse you for any expenses. For help creating a cost-effective fundraiser, contact Emily Clark at [email protected].


Other than costs, what else am I responsible for?

In addition to paying expenses, volunteer community fundraisers are also responsible for the planning and execution of their fundraiser, advertising their fundraiser, tracking donors and their contributions, and completing event permit and insurance paperwork. We also ask that volunteer community fundraisers adhere to PBTF’s Community and Event Guidelines.

Your Impact

  • $1.2M Raised by community fundraisers annually to support families and end childhood brain cancer
  • 12X For every dollar we invest in scientific innovation because of you, researchers have been able to generate an average $12 in additional funding
  • $5.8M In financial relief provided to families in crisis following a child's brain tumor diagnosis

Featured Fundraisers

Marsh McLennan Agency Southeast's MMA Charity Classic annually brings together the insurance community for a live broadcast and cornhole tournament. Their efforts have raised over $4 million for families.

Hosted by TPC Sugarloaf, golfers annually join forces for Mason’s Twenty-Fore Straight, playing 24 hours of golf in honor of Mason, who passed away from brain cancer right before his birthday.

Ella’s Race is a 5k and 10k walk/run hosted by Chick-fil-a Capital Crossing and Falls Village that has raised over $240k in memory of Ella, a young girl who passed away from a DIPG brain tumor.

In 2019, 14-month-old Bennett passed away from a brain tumor. His family and the #BennettStrong community have committed to finding a cure and helping families thrive.

Honor a Loved One

Interested in creating an honor or memorial page?

For many, making a gift in honor of someone facing pediatric brain cancer or in memory of a friend or loved one is meaningful. Your generosity can help create a lasting legacy.

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