Schools Against Cancer:

High School.

High School Fundraising Opportunities.

Schools Against Cancer provides high schoolers with the opportunity to gain responsibility and leadership skills, while allowing them to meet needed community service hours for graduation or clubs. Plus, when students fundraise for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, they fuel cancer research and support patients right here in Western New York.

Leeyana Cheek

Youth fundraising participant

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

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Think your high school is up for the challenge?

We do!

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Athletic Game.

What better way to show your school spirit than by rooting for the home team while fundraising for a great cause? Consider selling tickets for a game against your school rival and host a concession stand where all proceeds go to Roswell Park. You can also host a separate marathon event, like a run-a-thon, to encourage a friendly competition. Track minutes run in the Good Move app, earn points and see who can take the top of the leaderboard!

Does your school have spirit? Take your spirit day or week to the next level by fundraising for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Spirit Day.

Bald for Bucks.

Looking to host a larger event? 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 students 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.

Encourage students to be advocates. Teach them about the impact they’re having in the fight to end cancer, and have them share resources with family and friends.

Encourage students to fundraise a certain amount with the help of their parents, then incentivize their efforts with a “Pie the Principal or Teacher” competition for the top fundraiser.

Develop these skills with Schools Against Cancer:

Leadership

Compassion

Fundraising

Event management

Public speaking

Networking

Community-building

About 89,000 young people (ages 15 to 39) are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States—about five percent of cancer diagnoses. By participating in Schools Against Cancer, your high schoolers are helping young adults like them who are battling this terrible disease. Their efforts fuel lifesaving treatments and innovative cancer research.

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

Interested in learning more about your impact? Join our mailing list, and we’ll share a special message from a Roswell Park patient.

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