500 Club - Honoring your fundraising success!
Individuals who raise $500 dollars on or before the UMass Cancer Walk & Run each year become members of our 500 Club. This is our way of saying thank you for your extraordinary fundraising efforts.
As a 500 Club member, you will be invited to an exclusive Thank-you Reception where you will meet and mingle with physicians, researchers and staff of the UMass Cancer Center. This invitation-only event also includes guided tours of our cancer research labs and care facilities, so you can see first-hand the impact you are making in the fight against cancer. All 500 Club members will walk away from the evening with special gift.
Here's how to raise $500 in one week!
- Sponsor yourself for $50
- Ask four family members to sponsor you for $25 each
- Ask five co-workers to contribute $15 each
- Ask five friends to contribute $15 each
- Ask your boss for a company contribution of $50
- Ask three businesses you frequent for a donation of $25
Do matching gifts count toward 500 Club fundraising totals?
Yes. Your employer and your donors' employers can make matching gifts that will count toward your donation total.
Are volunteers eligible to become members of the 500 Club?
Absolutely! Many volunteers raise $500 or more to become 500 Club members. You can even be a "virtual" walker who raises $500 and become a part of the Club.
If a team collectively raises $500, do they all become 500 Club members?
No, only walkers and runners who INDIVIDUALLY raise $500 or more can become part of the 500 Club. However, walkers/runners can be part of a team and encourage other team members to raise $500, too.
What if an individual cannot raise $500 by the day of the walk?
In order to become a member of the 500 Club, you must raise $500 by event day.
If I donate $500 to an individual or a fundraising team, do I become a member of the 500 Club?
If I make several donations to this year's event and they total $500, do I become a member of the 500 Club?
Yes! Multiple gifts that total or exceed $500 mean you become a Club member.