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Whether you’re a seasoned fundraiser or new to the world of philanthropy, this resource page is here to empower you on your journey and provide you with all the essential tools and information you need to kickstart your fundraising efforts for the New England Parkinson’s Ride.

Remember, every dollar you raise brings us one step closer to finding a cure for Parkinson’s and improving the lives of those living with it. The impact of your dedication and generosity cannot be overstated.

Thank you for your unwavering support. Together, we can make a difference!

about fundraising with the New England Parkinson’s Ride:

Share your connection to Parkinson’s disease and why you are participating in the ride.

Spread the word about your fundraising efforts on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Share photos, videos, and updates about your training progress and the event itself.

Send personalized emails to friends, family, and colleagues explaining your fundraising mission.

Organize a gathering to launch your fundraising efforts and share information about Parkinson’s disease.

Ask for sponsorships or donations from companies in your community.

Provide donors with small rewards like a handwritten thank-you note, a shout-out on social media, or a personalized item.

Collaborate with fellow riders to organize joint fundraising events or initiatives.

Collect gently used items from friends and family, and sell them to raise funds.

Get your community involved by hosting a bake sale at a local park or outside a grocery store.

Collect items from local businesses and host an auction event, with proceeds going towards your fundraising goal.

Ask restaurants to donate a portion of their profits from a specific day to your cause.

Request that a percentage of ticket sales from a game or event be donated to your fundraising efforts.

Reach out to your employer or local businesses to see if they have a matching gift program.

Set milestones and ask your supporters to donate a specific amount when you reach them.

Record a short video explaining your fundraising efforts and share it on social media.

Get creative and organize a lemonade stand in your neighborhood, with all proceeds going towards your fundraising.

Respond to comments and messages on your fundraising page and social media to show your gratitude and build relationships.

Post informative articles or videos about Parkinson’s disease to raise awareness and educate your supporters.

Organize a virtual ride or fitness challenge, encouraging participants to fundraise and join you remotely.

Let your enthusiasm for the cause shine through in all your communications and interactions to inspire others to support you.

Dear (insert recipients name here),

Just a few years ago, 60,000 people were diagnosed with Parkinson’s annually. Today, that number has risen to 90,000. The battle for a cure is ongoing and more critical than ever. That’s why our community gathers in Maine and virtually across the nation each year for the New England Parkinson’s Ride. I am reaching out to invite you to be a part of this powerful movement and contribute to our efforts by donating to my Ride campaign.

The impact of the New England Parkinson’s Ride is vast. Last year alone, we achieved an astounding fundraising amount of $1.54 million for research, bringing our lifetime total to $10 million. What sets us apart is that 100% of the funds raised by me and all other cyclists go directly towards Parkinson’s research through our partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Your support would mean the world to me. Please consider making a donation by visiting my fundraising page at (insert fundraising page link here). Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s.

If you have any additional questions or need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for your consideration.

Warm regards,

(insert your name here)

Calling all friends, family, and supporters!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be participating in the New England Parkinson’s Ride to raise funds and support individuals living with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s affects millions worldwide, and by joining this incredible event, I’m taking a stand against it. But I can’t do it alone! I need your help to make a real impact.

Will you consider supporting my ride and making a donation to my fundraising campaign? Every dollar counts and brings us closer to finding a cure and improving the lives of those affected.

Here’s how you can contribute:

  1. Click the link in my bio or visit [Insert Fundraising Page URL] to access my fundraising page.

  2. Click the donate button and select the donation amount that feels right for you.

  3. Add a heartfelt message of encouragement to show your support.

  4. Complete the secure donation process.

Together, let’s make a difference! Your contribution will provide vital research advancements for individuals and families impacted by Parkinson’s. Let’s pedal towards a brighter future together!

#NEPR #LiveRideCure #GoTeamFox #Parkinson’s

VIP Jersey

Cyclists who exemplify their dedication by raising $1,000 prior to November 1st will have the opportunity to order the coveted Limited-Edition VIP Jersey as a gesture of our gratitude. For those who manage to raise $1,000 by August 1st, your VIP Jersey will be available at packet pick up on Ride Day or during the Pre-Ride Dinner. Keep an eye on your email for the form to place your order.

MVP Dinner

Each year, The Michael J. Fox Foundation commemorates the outstanding achievements of fundraisers who have successfully raised over $10,000 in the previous year by extending a special invitation to them for a remarkable award celebration weekend in the vibrant city of New York.