Fundraising

Hope, Steps & A Cure

National Walk Program - Hope Steps and A Cure

This fun and festive walk in your own community can raise awareness about bone marrow failure diseases while raising much needed funds for AA&MDSIF programs and services to help patients and families.

Use your network of family, friends and coworkers to spread the word about your walk.  We're here to help you every step of the way!

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Community Fundraising Ideas

Do What You Know

What do a stretch class, a kayak scavenger hunt, and a computer class camp have in common? All of these are fundraising and awareness events planned by volunteers who followed our advice to “do what you know”!

Ideas to get you started.

See what others have done.

Get Involved...Give Back!

Learn how YOU can be an effective fundraising and awareness volunteer!

Community events are an invaluable means of benefiting AA&MDSIF's mission and of increasing awareness about bone marrow failure diseases. The patients, families, and friends who organize these events agree that the results are gratifying, fun, and rewarding.

AA&MDSIF is fortunate to be a part of many successful community campaigns and annual fundraising events. These activities have brought in thousands of dollars to help fund medical research, patient information, support services, and educational materials.

The generosity of our donors is essential in order to continue our efforts to help bone marrow failure patients and maintain medical research for a cure.  Please help our cause by supporting the programs, making financial contributions, volunteering your time, and spreading awareness.

Fundraising events have come in all shapes, sizes, and forms with a variety of themes.  It is best to plan an event that interests YOU!  What's the key to planning a successful fundraising and awareness event?  Do what YOU know!

For assistance in planning your community fundraising event, please contact Martha Crews at crews@aamds.org or (301) 279-7202 x103.

Create Your own Fundraising Page 

Create your own Web site for your fundraising event!

Now you can raise funds quickly and easily to help AA&MDSIF search for a cure for aplastic anemia, MDS, PNH and other bone marrow diseases.  Whether you want to participate in or host a sporting event, celebrate a wedding, honor a loved one, or challenge friends and family to raise money for AA&MDSIF, now you can do it easily and with lots of helpful tools.

Create your own web page tailored to your fundraising event or idea. Send your personalized web page to family, friends and colleagues - anyone you think will help you reach your goal. Track how much you've raised toward your fundraising goal.

It only takes a few minutes to create your AA&MDSIF Online Fundraising Page: Use our FriendRaising tool and click "Get Started".  You'll be guided through setting up your page and we're here to help if you have any questions. Contact Martha Crews to talk about your fundraising campaign.  Be a part of the search for a cure for bone marrow failure diseases.

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Shopping and Searching Online

You can support AA&MDSIF while shopping and searching on the Internet:  

Amazon Smile  When you shop at smile.amazon.com and designate AA&MDSIF, Amazon donates .5% of the purchase price of eligible products to AA&MDSIF
i give Shop online through the www.iGive.com link and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to AA&MDSIF.  iGive links to 680 online stores including Apple iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Lands End and many more.  Just log onto iGive, register, and tell them you want a share of your purchase to go to Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.  iGive's mission is to enable the economic power of individuals to benefit their chosen communities. 
Good Shop More than 600 name-brand stores like Nordstrom, Best Buy, Orbitz, Land's End, Borders and more are now participating with GoodShop.com or iGive.com and will donate a percentage of each purchase to AA&MDSIF when you select us as your charity of choice. Go to GoodShop.com (enter aplastic in the selection box) and then click over to your favorite store.
Good Search Don't forget to use Goodsearch.com every time you search the Internet. This Yahoo-powered search engine donates about a penny per search to your favorite cause! You can quickly download a toolbar that sends a contribution to AA&MDSIF each time you search the Internet. Simply go to GoodSearch.com and choose Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation as your charity of choice.