Doing good and giving back feels good. And the FA community is full of doers and givers. We call them fundraisers.
Our fundraisers are essential to the success of our mission. Not only do they provide instrumental funding to advance research and support FA families, they educate others about why FA research matters and how it benefits cancer research, too.
What’s remarkable about our organization is the way so many FARF-funded researchers leverage their FARF grants to go on to receive much larger government or institution-based grants. This means the impact of your fundraising and donations grows exponentially.
Here are just a couple remarkable achievements made possible by our amazing fundraisers and donors:
Research Breakthroughs: donations have led to the discovery of 23 genes, uncovered connection between FA and cancer, and skyrocketed survival rates for bone marrow transplants. We now have more adults with FA than children in our community! And in 2022, fundraising success supported a total of $2,874,852 awarded to 9 new and ongoing research projects, with a major focus on cancer.
Community Support Programs: Through your contributions, we have expanded our support programs, offering a lifeline to people with FA and their caregivers and families. These programs include caregiver, patient advocacy, grief support, 1:1 psychosocial support, and a Virtual Tumor Board to help those with a cancer diagnosis.
This is the power of a united and driven community! Want to join this incredible group of dedicated fundraisers?
Every May, we come together to celebrate the FA community by raising funds and awareness. This is a fantastic choice to start fundraising because it only takes 5 minutes to create your personal fundraising page. Some folks share their stories with their community throughout May, others will host a dinner or gathering, and others may participate in a race to raise. It’s up to you!
Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity, a chance to come together and give back to causes that matter. Giving Tuesday (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving), kicks off the holiday season of giving. This is a time when generosity abounds, and folks are especially inspired to make a difference. By sharing your personal story during the holiday season, you can inspire others to support FARF and contribute to our fundraising efforts. Again, it only takes a few minutes to automatically create your personal page that can be shared via email, text, and social media. Our Development Officer, Rosie Holcomb, is excited and ready to assist you with your end of year fundraising efforts!
Do you have a creative or specific fundraising idea in mind? Are you passionate about organizing events, campaigns, or initiatives to raise funds and awareness for FARF? We would love to hear from you! Connect with Rosie Holcomb, your dedicated point of contact to discuss your fundraising ideas and bring them to life.
Are you looking to support other families with their fundraisers? Click below to explore a list of ongoing fundraisers in your area and join hands with passionate individuals working towards a cure.