Schools Against Cancer:

Elementary

Elementary School Fundraising Opportunities

Schools Against Cancer teaches elementary school students the importance of giving back to others, instilling in them important values like empathy and compassion.

When children fundraise for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, they fuel cancer research and support patients right here in Western New York. The best part is that you choose how to get involved.

Jessica Kardashian

Silver Creek teacher

I have always loved the idea that the kids can be a part of something, that they can go out and advocate for it. It also shows that they have ownership of what they’re doing.

Think your elementary school is up for the challenge?

We do!

Check out how your school can make an impact in the fight to end cancer

Play Video

Here are some ideas to get you started

Run-A-Thon or a Jump-Rope-A-Thon

Pick an activity and make it a marathon. Hosting a run-a-thon, jump-rope-a-thon or any other marathon event is a great way to engage students and keep them active while fundraising for a great cause. Parents can even use the Good Move app to track students’ activities, such as reading, playing sports or showing kindness to their peers.

Does your school have spirit? Take your spirit or themed week to the next level by fundraising for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Make it fun and add your own twist. You can even offer a “pie the teacher” incentive for the top fundraiser or an ice cream social for the top class!

Spirit Week

Bald for Bucks

Looking to host a head-shaving or hair-cutting fundraiser? Bald for Bucks teaches students the importance of community and using their hair to show they care.

More fundraising ideas

Download the Good Move app and encourage parents to do the same. Ask for and manage donations directly through the app.

Fundraise online using a Schools Against Cancer by Team Roswell dashboard or collect donations offline.

Send home a letter with a QR code linked to your Schools Against Cancer fundraising page.

Promote your Schools Against Cancer fundraiser in your school newsletter or portal and include your QR code.

Ask students and faculty to donate a set amount to participate in your fundraiser.

Highlight the impact. Use this as a learning opportunity to help your students understand what cancer is and why helping the cause matters.

Develop these skills with Schools Against Cancer:

Leadership

Compassion

Fundraising

Public speaking

Self-confidence

Community-building

Only 4% of federal funding for cancer research is designated for childhood cancers. That means donor support and community fundraising are crucial to bring this research to life. Let students know their efforts are saving the lives of kids just like them!

Proceeds from Schools Against Cancer benefit Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Amanda and Brianna are here to help!

Questions?

Contact us with your questions by calling 716-845-2346, by texting 716-249-1910, or by emailing Brianna.Athans@RoswellPark.org