Fundraising for Komen

Planning a Fundraiser for Komen Chicago

We are honored to be contacted by passionate members of our community wanting to organize an event or promotion benefiting Komen Chicago.

Getting Started

Step 1: Read through our fundraising Guidelines to assist you in planning your event or promotion.
Step 2: If after you’ve read the guidelines, you are interested in entering into an agreement with the Komen Chicago, register your event
Step 3: Still have questions? Contact:

Meg Bleeker, Development and Volunteer Coordinator
(773) 444-0061 x1003

All 3rd party fundraisers are reviewed on an individual basis. Depending on the time of year, it may take up to 72 hours before you hear from Komen Chicago. Please note that you may not begin promoting your event until you have a signed agreement.


Other Fundraising Programs

DIY Fundraising
: Similar to other online fundraising platforms (like Facebook), users can set up a fundraising event of their own or for a specific group. The link to their site will be easily sharable via email, social media or websites, and donors names will appear on the site. It’s a great resource for events like pool parties, birthdays, or weddings, but also an easy tool for companies and organizations to utilize.

Dine Out for the Cure: For one delicious fundraiser, local restaurants, bakeries and coffeehouses across Chicago pledge to participate in Susan G. Komen Chicago’s Dine Out for the Cure. Participating restaurants can donate proceeds from specific food and beverage items, net proceeds, or “Keep the Change” programs, and Komen Chicago will share the promotion and restaurant information with Chicagoland supporters during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Rally for the Cure:
Rally for the Cure® has expanded their well-established golf program to other events. You can now plan a Rally for the Cure® program for sporting events like golf and tennis, dinner events such as wine-tasting or group/club activities such as a bridge or book clubs. Learn how you can become a Rally Ambassador.

Bowl for the Cure:
Bowl for the Cure® is a year-round fundraising initiative sponsored by the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) to benefit Susan G. Komen. For more information, or to register your event, please visit Bowl for the Cure

If you determine that your goal or the size of your event does not warrant the effort to follow these guidelines, there are still great ways to support Komen Chicago:

For Smaller-Scale Events: You may want to consider not using the Komen name/logo and instead making a general statement that the funds raised will go to a local breast health organization or breast cancer research and support. We would still be honored to receive funds raised and would give public recognition for your donation!