Sample Letters For Friends, Colleagues, Or Business Associates

Know what you want to say, but don’t know how to say it?  Use one of our sample fundraising letters to give you some good ideas, or as a template for your letter/email writing campaign.  Once you have your letter ready to go, pull out your rolodex and reach out to everyone you know.  Remember don’t edit your lists! 

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City, State, Zip

Dear Name,

On September 22-23, 2012, I'm joining 2,000 cyclists for the Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride. This two-day bike ride isn't a race, but it does raise money in the race to create a world free of multiple sclerosis. Last year, 2000 cyclists raised over $2 million to help the 12,000 Northern Californians living with MS, a degenerative disease of the central nervous system. Researchers are making progress, but the cause and cure are still unknown. And that's why I saddle up to ride. With this journey, I'm helping the National Multiple Sclerosis Society fund research to find the cause, cure and treatment of MS. My participation also helps support services for people affected by MS. My personal fund-raising goal is $(insert goal here), supporting the ride's 2012 goal of $2.1 million.

Please help me support the fight against MS by making a one-time, tax-deductible donation. Please visit my online fundraising website at (insert website here) to make a donation, or send your contribution to me at (insert your name, Address, City, State, Zip). Any amount you feel comfortable giving is deeply appreciated. Checks can be made payable to the National MS Society. With your support, we can make a positive impact today in the lives of 12,000 men, women and children living with multiple sclerosis in Northern California.



P.S. Your employer may have a matching gift policy. If so, this can easily double or triple your pledge. You can send your company's matching gift form with your check.


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