Schools Against Cancer:

Middle School.

Middle School Fundraising Opportunities.

Schools Against Cancer teaches middle school students the importance of community, allowing them to build leadership skills and self-confidence. When students 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.

Eva Tytka.

Youth Fundraising Participant.

Especially with cancer, you feel so powerless. When you hear that somebody is battling cancer, it stops you because you don’t know what tomorrow or the next day are going to be like. Finding that you can do something about it made me feel so much better.

Think your middle school is up for the challenge?

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Here are some ideas to get you started.

Athletic Game or Run-a-thon.

What better way to show your school spirit than by rooting for the home team while fundraising for a great cause? Sell 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 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.

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

Self-confidence

Fundraising

Event management

Public speaking

Community-building

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 shows that they have ownership of what they’re doing.

Jessica Kardashian

Jessica Kardashian

Silver Creek teacher and cancer advocate

Kindness is being proactive in your community. You're cheering other people up by doing these events.

Leeyana Cheek

Leeyana Cheek

Youth fundraising participant

As a cancer patient, fundraising events make you realize that you're not going through this alone. Besides the support of family and friends, the community out there always steps up.

Mark Grimaldi Sr.

Mark Grimaldi Sr.

Cancer thriver

The New York State Department of Health estimates that more than 118,000 New Yorkers learn they have cancer each year. It’s the second leading cause of death in the state and nation. However you fundraise, let students know 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