Donate and Fundraise

Annual Support-A-Walk ~ Sunday, October 4, 2020

Walk With Us, Wherever You Are


The Support-A-Walk is our most important annual fundraiser. We rely on YOUR donations to sustain our free breast and ovarian cancer support services. We do NOT receive funds from Relay for Life, Making Strides, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, or any other national cancer group.

We ask anyone who participates in the Walk to donate whatever amount they can. EVERY donation makes a difference!


Fundraising and donating are simple, no matter where you are!

This year, we invite you to walk with us, wherever you are. Ask family and friends to join you, wherever they are.

Whether you decide to walk or not, and whether you are near or far, you can always participate by raising funds and donating!

Frequently Asked Questions About Fundraising and Donating

Online fundraising is simple and secure! Just follow these easy steps to get started:
  1. Create your own online fundraising page here.
  2. Make a donation to your own page.
  3. Ask family and friends to donate to your page.
Next, ask people to donate to your fundraising page. You can:

Send emails to everyone you know: Write a personal note. Include the URL to your page and tell them to click on it to donate. (The URL is the address at the top of your page and looks like this: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/your-page-name/walk2020.)

Not sure what to say? Look at our sample email for ideas.

Send your page from Firstgiving: Sign in to your Firstgiving account. Click the button “Send emails” to send emails directly from your Firstgiving account.

Share on Social Media: Use Facebook and Twitter to ask your friends to donate. Sign in to your Firstgiving account. On the top of your account page, you’ll see icons for Facebook and Twitter. Use these to share on social media.

Yes! If you have an online fundraising page, any cash or checks you collect can be added to your total. Download this Collection Form to keep track of these offline donations.

You can search for your fundraising page here.

Yes! Many people use Facebook to stay in touch with family and friends. Now you can ask them - your Facebook friends - to donate to Support Connection directly on Facebook.

It’s easy: Download our 1-page sheet explaining the simple steps to take to start a "Facebook fundraiser." Make sure you “like” Support Connection on Facebook too!

Yes! You can raise funds “offline” by asking people to donate via cash or check. Print this Collection Form to keep track of donations you collect. Send or bring your donations with the form to our office: Support Connection, 40 Triangle Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
Yes! You can simply donate to the Walk, without fundraising:
  • Donate online.
  • Donate by mail: Download this Donation Form. Or, write a check to Support Connection and send to our office: 40 Triangle Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Include a note that it’s a Walk donation.
Supporting one of our Fundraisers or Teams is a great way to help!

Matching Gifts: Many companies will match contributions made by their employees. This can double or even triple your donation! Ask your employer if they have a matching gift program. Support Connection is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit.

Be a Ray of Hope Champion: Meet special fundraising goals before the day of the Walk and earn Ray of Hope Status. Learn how you can be a Champion!

Hold a Fundraising Event. The first three letters of fundraising are FUN! Hold a fun event: an online tag sale... a family and friends selfie contest ... a ZOOM party – the possibilities are endless!

Tribute Message Signs: Tribute Messages are 20″ X 12″ signs we’ll display on our website and social media pages for thousands to see. They can celebrate or remember a loved one, or share a message of support from an individual or business. View a sample sign. Purchase a sign or ask others to do so. Only $50 per sign. Order your Tribute Message sign

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us: walk@supportconnection.org, 914-962-6402.