You can make a difference in the future of LAM! Over 90% of funds donated to The LAM Foundation have been made in honor or memory of a woman with LAM. From galas to golf outings, whether virtual or live, there is no event too big or too small – it’s all up to you! Below are some excellent examples of the events that have been successful over the years, and tools to help get you started. How will you get involved?
Community Fundraising Ideas
Hosting an event right in your own community is one of the best ways to raise funds for LAM. Invite your family, friends, coworkers and neighbors to join you in an event that’s meaningful to you. Start with something your community will want to be involved in, whether that’s a golf outing, a walk, a demolition derby, a yoga class or just a really great party. The LAM Foundation is here to help you plan your event. We’ll even set up a website for you to register attendees and take donations. Click below to view examples of past events and download our Community Fundraising Packet to get started. Have questions? Want to brainstorm about your idea? Contact Katie Jensen at (513) 777-6889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Galas, Parties and Special Eventsplus
An Evening of Hope Beer & Wine Tasting
The McKenna family has been hosting their beer and wine tasting event, An Evening of Hope, for the last 12 years. In that time, the McKennas have raised over $100,000 to support The LAM Foundation!
Sisters Katie and Stefanie own a bar together in Nashville, TN. They teamed up with a generous patron to put on this fun event every year that includes live entertainment, beer, t-shirts, and lots of crawfish!
Day of Discovery
The Pontz family hosted a Day of Discovery in Philadelphia, PA. This fun event was family-friendly and focused on discovering new forms of art (like bronze casting) while raising funds for LAM.
Walks and Runsplus
SLAM LAM 5K
Kathi was blown away by the support of her coworkers and community when she planned her first SLAM LAM 5K walk in Houston, TX. At her first-ever fundraiser, Kathi raised over $38,000 for LAM, thanks to the support of her entire community. Check out the video at the top of the page for more on SLAM LAM!
Laps for LAM
Chowchilla, CA, has only 17,000 residents, but that doesn’t stop Peggy from hosting a successful event! Laps for LAM encourages attendees to walk up to 15 miles around the high school track in support of The LAM Foundation. For tired feet, there’s a silent auction, raffle, and more. Despite the small size of her community, Peggy raised over $11,000 last year!
Tee It Up for LAM
Two Chicago-area LAM families got together to host this successful golf outing and dinner in Huntley, IL. LAM Clinic Director Dr. Dan Dilling even attended to show his support! The Glasbys and Peiffers look forward to hosting many more events together.
Corporate Golf Outings
Corporations often hold golf outings for charity. Both Morphotek, Inc. and the Construction Advancement Foundation donated proceeds from their annual golf tournament to The LAM Foundation in honor of an employee with LAM. Check with your HR office about how to get your company involved in raising funds for LAM!
Letter Writing Campaignsplus
You don’t need to host an event to fundraise for The LAM Foundation! Brent Benefield turned to his friends, family and co-workers with a good old-fashioned letter. The letter explains what LAM is, why we need support, and how to donate (to see an example letter, click here). After beating his fundraising goal of $10,000, Brent noted, “I felt truly blessed to know how much our friends and family cared about Kristy’s condition, and how glad they were to donate”. Click here to read Brent’s guest blog on LAM360.
Want to double your efforts? LAMplify your event! LAMplify is a challenge grant issued by our major donors to help you make even more of an impact, energize your donors, and stretch your goals. With LAMplify, donations to The LAM Foundation are doubled. Download the LAMplify application to learn more.