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To continue our efforts to find a cure for MS, There is a suggested fundraising minimum for all participants of $300. Bank of America Chicago Marathon participants have a tier of minimum depending on registration types (open registration and post-close).
Fundraising Minimum Schedule for Chicago Marathon Participants:
Open Registration Participant (or any participant who registered for the Chicago Marathon on their own): Suggested fundraising minimum of $300
Open Registration Participant (or any participant who registered for the Chicago Marathon on their own) who would like to receive free CARA membership and Marathon Training (local runners only): Suggested fundraising minimum of $500
Post-close Participant (or any participant who received a slot in the Chicago Marathon through the National MS Society): Required fundraising minimum of $1,000
Post-close Participant (or any participant who received a slot in the Chicago Marathon through the National MS Society) who would like to receive free CARA membership and Marathon Training (local runners only): Required fundraising minimum of $1,200
There are many different ways to raise money for people with MS. Whether you're hosting a party or silent auction, sending letters, or doing it door-to-door, the National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter and the more than 20,000 people and their families living with MS in Illinois thank you for your hard work. But who says it has to be hard? Online fundraising is the easiest, most convenient way to fundraise! Friends and family can donate directly to you online — no cash, no checks, no hassle. Use the links on this page to learn more about online fundraising, find fundraising ideas, learn how to use your Participant Center, and more.
Announce your efforts to your connections on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other social networking sites. Through social media you can reach an even larger base of potential donors. Start by adding the Boundless Fundraising application on Facebook (found in your Participant Center). To learn more about how social media can help you, take a look at this National MS Society webinar.
Make the best use of your Participant Center. What's a Participant Center? What's a Personal Page? Learn more about how our powerful online fundraising tools on our introducing the Race to Stop MS Online Tools page. You will also find handy, step-by-step instructions on the first page of your Participant Center as soon as you login.
Five ways to maximize online fundraising. And when you're done reading these five fundraising tips, we invite you to browse 101 more fundraising tips!
Remember, no one can say yes unless you ask!