Fundraisers

Join one of our fundraisers to help open the doors of the only community cancer support and wellness center so families facing cancer in our community will have the support services, educational programs, healthy lifestyle practices, social activities, resources, and a compassionate community in ONE place, FREE of charge

Host a Fundraiser.  We welcome businesses, individuals, organizations, and civic groups to hold fundraisers or host parties to benefit the opening of this homelike center.  Invite your employees, friends, family, and colleagues to learn more about the cancer support services and programs we will be providing and have fun at your facility or venue of your choice.  Some ideas are concerts/musical benefits, dog walks, wine tastings, golf/sports tournaments, corn hole tournaments, BBQs, bike/motorcycle rides, runs/walks, painting for a cause, trivia/bingo/bunco night, card parties, etc. Journey to be FREE will assist with marketing and local media advertising. If interested in hosting a fundraiser, please contact us. 

Host a fundraiser to honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a cancer survivor’s milestone. Your name/logo will be recognized on our “thank you” page and Facebook. 

Percentage of Proceeds. Local restaurants, breweries, retail shops, car dealerships, or outdoor adventures can designate a day or weekend where a percentage of proceeds generated are donated to help us open the doors of the only cancer support, community and wellness center for WNC.  Journey to be FREE will assist with marketing and local media advertising. If interested in participating, please contact us.  Your name/logo will be recognized on our “thank you” page and Facebook. 

“Open Those Doors” Campaign. You can help us reach our goal of 310 $1,000 gifts to “open those doors”.

  • Make a one-time $1,000 tax deductible gift
  • Get 10 friends and/or family to give $100 each
  • Honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a survivor’s milestone
  • Initiate a matching gift challenge within your workplace or group

All $1,000 gifts are recognized with your name/logo on our website and Facebook. Download flyer.  To learn more, please contact Catherine Desfosses at (828) 771-0885 or email cathy@cancersupportwnc.org

Amazon Smile.  The next time you shop Amazon, shop through the Amazon Smile site to support Journey to be FREE as your charitable organization of choice.  The Amazon Foundation donates 0.5% of your purchase to our organization.

Leadership Circle. This is a group of engaged philanthropic individuals who support our mission, provide financial support and are in dialogue with our team offering expert advice, ideas and guidance related to cancer support in western North Carolina. Leadership Circle members receive special benefits and permanent recognition on a donor wall in the lobby area of our proposed center. Providing support and community so no one journeys cancer alone is the heart and soul of our mission. Download flyer. To join this Leadership Circle, please contact Catherine Desfosses at (828) 771-0885 or email cathy@cancersupportwnc.org.

Jean Day Fundraiser.  We are looking for local businesses and offices interested in hosting a Jean Day fundraiser.  Allow your employees to wear jeans to work one day and in return the employee makes a small donation to Journey to be FREE. Companies are encouraged to match the funds raised by the employees.  Your company will be recognized with your name/logo on our “thank you” page and Facebook.  If you are interested in hosting a Jean Day Fundraiser, please contact Catherine Desfosses at (828) 771-0885 or email cathy@cancersupportwnc.org.

 

 

There is a great need for this Community Cancer Support & Wellness Center for WNC.  It will take a collaborative effort to open the doors so local families facing cancer can receive support, programs, resources, hope, and encouragement in ONE place FREE of charge.

Together, we can “open those doors” sooner rather than later!