Raise Your Way lets anyone turn an activity they are passionate about into a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year, the Raise Your Way initiative has already raised more than $2.5 million towards our mission.
As of November 7, any supporter wanting to start a new fundraiser through Raise Your Way will visit our new GoFundMe Charity website at charity.gofundme.com/americancancersociety. With the change from CrowdRise to GoFundMe Charity, supporters can expect easier access to advanced fundraising features, along with the same great level of support they have always experienced.
Additionally, all existing fundraisers will be redirected to new GoFundMe Charity URLs. The redirects will not impact the flow of donations to specific cancers or events. Supporters will still be able to access all their past fundraisers created through CrowdRise.
Raising funds for the American Cancer Society through Raise Your Way is very simple. Anyone can start a fundraiser by taking the following steps:
- Start a fundraiser: Go to charity.gofundme.com/americancancersociety and click "Start a Fundraiser." Register and personalize your fundraiser with stories, photos, and videos. You can easily add registration and ticketing, too.
- Spread the word: Invite friends and family to support your fundraiser. You can even donate to yourself to get the ball rolling.
- Track and celebrate your impact: Set goals and track your progress with the easy-to-use fundraiser management tools. Remember, when you fundraise for American Cancer Society, you're helping save lives from cancer.
If a supporter wants to direct funds raised through Raise Your Way to a specific cancer type or event, they should ask their staff partner for a campaign request intake form that needs to be filled out before they start accepting donations. Note that coding cannot be applied retroactively to funds that have already been raised.