Start a fundraiser

Make a bigger impact

Rally your family and friends to help patients in need!  

Every day, people living with serious and chronic illnesses are faced with heartbreaking choices, like deciding whether to buy groceries or pay for prescriptions. That’s why PAN offers two ways for you to fundraise on our behalf to help people afford their medical treatment. You can use PAN’s customizable, pre-made fundraisers or create a Facebook fundraiser to share with your friends to remove the barrier of cost and open the door for hope.

Customize a pre-made fundraiser

Create a Facebook fundraiser

How to fundraise

Step one, set up your campaign, two, spread the word, and three, thank supporters

Hosting a fundraiser is easy, and we’re here to help. Here are some suggestions to help you get started: 

Tell everyone   

Your friends and family can’t support your fundraiser if they don’t know about it! We encourage you to call, text, email, and post about your fundraiser on social media.  

While you’re sharing your fundraiser, keep in mind that your loved ones want to know why PAN matters to you. A personal story may inspire unexpected gifts!   

Dream big   

Aim for the stars and set a high fundraising goal. Your passion for helping seriously ill patients can be a powerful motivator to get your friends and family involved.   

Don’t underestimate small donations 

Your fundraiser can be successful with donations of any size. When asking your loved ones to contribute, be sure to remind them that any amount can make a world of difference for someone in need of life-saving treatment. 

Keep it fun   

The healthcare affordability crisis is a serious issue, but that doesn’t mean your fundraiser has to be. No matter what the occasion, your fundraiser can be a joyful celebration of a birthday, the memory of a loved one, or a specific patient community. 

Tips for a successful fundraiser

Still feeling stuck?

  • Subject line: Will you support my fundraiser? 

    Dear [First Name],

    I’m writing this email to let you know that I’m raising money for one of my favorite organizations, the PAN Foundation. If you could support me by making a donation to my fundraiser it would mean a lot to me. PAN is a nonprofit dedicated to helping underinsured people get the medications they need. 

    Please visit my fundraiser to give. [INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK HERE] It takes less than one minute and a donation of any size – big or small – makes a difference. I am fundraising for PAN because [INSERT YOUR REASON WHY HERE] 

    Again, to support my campaign please visit my fundraiser and click on the Donate button. [INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK HERE] 

    Thanks so much for your support! 

    [Your Name] 


    Subject Line: Spread the word! 

    Dear [First Name], 

    I’m emailing you today to ask for your help. Spreading the word about the PAN Foundation is the number one way to help me raise money for one of my favorite charities. PAN helps people with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need by assisting with their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability. 

    That’s why I wanted to reach out and ask you to share my fundraising page with your friends and family. [INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK HERE] A social media post on Facebook or Instagram, or an email to your closest contacts would be great and help me so much. If you’re willing to share, can you please ask everyone you know to check out my fundraiser and considering making a gift? [INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK HERE] 

    Thanks for helping me spread the word! 

    [Your Name] 


  • ANNOUNCE your fundraiser with a post like this:
    I’m fundraising to help underinsured people get the medication they need through the PAN Foundation! Would you help me by donating to my fundraiser? [INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK HERE] 95% of every donation goes directly to the people who need it! 

    INFORM your donors with a post like this:
    I’m almost to my fundraising goal to help PAN provide a lifeline for patients who have nowhere else to turn! Will you help me reach my goal by making a gift today to help people afford their medications? [INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK HERE] 

    THANK your donors with a post like this:
    Thank you [@Donor Name] for making a gift to my fundraiser for the PAN Foundation! Together we are one step closer to a nation in which everyone can get the healthcare they need. 

    APPEAL for more donations with a post like this:
    My fundraiser is almost over – will you help me reach my goal to help people in need afford their medication? A gift of any size – big or small – will help! [INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK HERE] 

    COMMEMORATE your campaign with a post like this:
    You did it! You helped me reach my fundraising goal in support of the PAN Foundation! Together, we are helping people afford the medications they need. If you missed my fundraiser, you can still make a gift! [INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK HERE] 

I believe that fundraisers are a wonderful way to share any foundation's mission. Crowdsourcing donations has the added effect of building a network of donors that otherwise never would have been reached.

Katelyn Bradley, Colorado

PAN grant recipient and supporter

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