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Become a Fundraiser

All it takes is an idea to make a big difference! Our tools make it easy to turn your idea into a reality. Whether you want to host a golf outing, plan a dinner party or hold a Facebook fundraiser, we are here to help. Contact us to find out more about starting a fundraiser to support the cause.

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Fundraising family for scleroderma research at a golf course
Fundrasing family at the summer slam of 2021 with a big check
Golf Tournament fundrasing for scleroderma family
"We wanted to do something for the cause in support of our mom who was diagnosed with scleroderma. We love golf, so we rallied our friends and created The Tournament of Non-Champions golf outing that eventually raised $60,000 over 5 years."

- Zach C.

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Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook Fundraisers are one of the easiest ways to turn a favorite activity or a party with your loved ones into hope for scleroderma patients.

How to Fundraise

  1. On the left, click fundraisers.

    • If you don't see Fundraisers on the left, then click see more and scroll down.

  2. Click Raise Money.

  3. Click Nonprofit.

  4. Search and then select the Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Chicago as your Nonprofit

  5. On the left, enter:

    • The goal amount of money you want to raise

    • The currency in American dollars  

  6. Click Create.

  7. Post, share, and help raise money to stop scleroderma!

Fundraising Tips

  1. Contact your employer to make a matching gift. 

    • Many companies have matching gift programs or funds to support fundraising efforts for charities and non-profits, so make sure to check with your employer. When donating on our page, use the email link and help us double our impact!

  2. Use social media.  

    • Social media can be a powerful catalyst for change. Posting about your fundraiser, your goals, and your experience with scleroderma is a great way to attract donations and generate awareness for the cause. Make sure use to tag us @gcscleroderma and use the hashtag #StopScleroderma!​

  3. Ask loved ones directly.

    • One of the best ways to fundraise is to ask people in a private message. You can send a personal email to friends and family and include your story about why you are passionate about helping scleroderma patients. 

  4. ​Add the fundraising link to your email signature.

    • Corporate employees send hundreds of emails, so you may be surprised about the number of inquiries you will receive about your fundraiser or the charity you are supporting. Have them answer questions or donate directly

  5. ​Set small, but frequent fundraising goals.

    • Breaking down the total you want to raise into weekly or monthly goals rather than a long-term deadline can help increase the call to action and offer a chance to update everyone on your goals. For instance, raising a tenth of the total amount in a week will appear much more achievable and less daunting than the entire fundraising goal. Also, it will be a great way to see if you are on track!

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Start Fundraising
for the 2024 walk season

You can always join our current fundraisers instead of creating your own. Check out our six walks across Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Create a team, gather your loved ones, and start fundraising early! 

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