The easiest way to form a team is to ASK. Let people know what you are doing, and why it's important to participate.
Fighting cancer and supporting our community is a team effort. The strength of people coming together for a common cause is greater than the strength of one. Since cancer has touched so many of us, let's all pull together for an incredible evening of support, comraderie, fun, celebration, and rememberance.
Ask your family, friends, neighbors, and local business. This is really a great family event where you can come together with friends, family, teachers, co-workers etc for a great cause, and to remember or reflect on how cancer may have touched you personally. It can be a great learning experience as well.
It’s easier than you think to form a team. Here are some suggestions: Learn about the Hudson Valley Hospital Cancer Center, Maria Fareri Childrens Hospital, Kathleen Marks Foundation, and Happiness is Camping. People will be much more willing to listen if you believe in what you are asking them to help with. Make a presentation and invite at least 8 people family, friends, co-workers. Use flyers to help get the word out. Get your workplace or school involved. Invite management to form or sponsor a team. Ask people you know and people you don’t know. You’ll get more of a response by asking 20 people than by posting 100 flyers. Fill out and return your team registration or better yet, SIGN UP ONLINE! Create a team theme. It can be workplace related like “banking on a cure” or cancer related such as “Cancer Crusaders” or humorous like “Superheroes.” Dedicate your team to someone who has been touched by cancer.
Prior to Forming a Team Voice Mail Hi, this is (your name). So many people in our community have been touched by cancer. That’s why I’m so excited about getting together with our community to show our support and encouragement for them and their families. I’ll be forming a team. If you’d like to join, either by participating or by making a donation please contact me at (your number). Together we can really make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Email Subject: Would you like to make a difference? I'd like to tell you about something really exciting coming to our community on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. It’s a Stay-Awake-A-Thon…..because cancer never sleeps. I’m forming a team, and I could sure use your help. If you’d like to be a part of this opportunity to make a difference, -either by joining me or making a donation- please let me know. And, be sure to email this message to your friends. The more people we can get involved, the sooner we can beat cancer. More importantly let’s show those in our community that we are here for them! Thanks!
After Your Team is Formed Voice Mail Hi! This is (your name) again, and I’m proud to say that I’m the Team Captain for our Stay-Awake-A-Thon. We’re moving full steam ahead to do our part in the fight against cancer, and we’re going to have fun, too. The Stay-Awake-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013, so it’s not too late to join in. Please call or email me (give phone number and email address) and I’ll give you all the details.
Email Subject: There’s still time to fight cancer and support our community As Team Captain for the Stay-Awake-A-Thon (team name) team, I’m really pleased to be in the forefront of the fight against cancer. Virtually everyone knows someone who will be touched in some way by this disease. That’s why it’s so important that we raise the money necessary to make it only a memory. The cause is important, and we’re going to have a great time too! Our event will be held on Saturday, Saturday, May 4th, 2013, so there’s still time! I hope you can join us in person, or send a contribution. Contact me and I’ll give you all the details about our team or for more about the Stay-Awake-A-Thon go to www.henhudleos.org