FUNDRAISING FOR THE PHOENIX CHILDREN'S 5K AND KIDS’ DASH
Donations make it possible for Phoenix Children’s to provide lifesaving, family-centered care to sick and injured kids in Arizona and beyond. The money raised through the Phoenix Children’s 5K & Kids Dash has a profound impact on children battling cancer, heart defects and other life-threatening illnesses and injuries.
IDEAS FOR FUNDRAISING
Not sure how to kick things off? Here are a few tips that past 5K participants have found helpful—and we’re sure you’ll add your own.
Feel good about asking
You’re giving people the chance to take action by supporting the world-class care that Phoenix Children’s provides. That’s something to feel great about, for you and your donors.
Share your story
It can be powerful to share why you are participating. Your personal story is authentic, inspiring, and your most effective fundraising tool.
Harness email and social media
You're already online, and surprise: social media is great for fundraising. Pictures, challenges, and personal messages get people invested (and donating).
Download our fundraising guide
Download the Team Sponsorship Letter Template
The best incentive is knowing you’re helping to improve lives — but a little recognition never hurts! This year, set and meet the fundraising goal that feels right for you — and get some nice things for your effort. You can take heart and pride in knowing that you are fueling research that helps people everywhere.
New for 2023: Raise $100 as an Individual Fundraiser to receive this year's exclusive limited-edition Phoenix Children's 40th anniversary 5K T-shirt.
INCENTIVE CHALLENGES & WINNERS
Two Week Team Captain Recruitment Challenge July 17 - July 31
We are giving away $100 Amazon gift cards to Team Captains for team recruitment.
- July 17 - July 23 Winner: Melissa Parks from team GYN Squad
- July 24 - July 31 Winner: TBD
Weekly Top Individual Fundraiser: August 7 - October 1
We are giving away $100 Amazon gift cards to Top Individual Fundraisers every week.
- August 7 - August 13 Winner: TBD
- August 14 - August 20 Winner: TBD
- August 21 - August 27 Winner: TBD
- August 28 - September 3 Winner: TBD
- September 4 - September 10 Winner: TBD
- September 11 - September 17 Winner: TBD
- September 18 - September 24 Winner: TBD
- September 25 - October 1 Winner: TBD
INDIVIDUAL MILESTONES & INCENTIVES
Self DonorMaking a gift to your own fundraising page is the easiest way to kick-start your fundraising efforts and receive a Phoenix Children's 5K koozie!
PacesetterRaise $100 and receive a cooling headband, koozie and a meal voucher will be given to ten Phoenix Children's patient families in your honor.
Help set the fundraising pace by reaching our recommended fundraising level.
TrailblazerRaise $250 and receive a fanny pack, cooling headband, koozie and two red Radio Flyer wagsons donated to Phoenix Children's on your behalf.
Heat up the fundraising trail by doing some next-level fundraising.
Teams that fundraise together, celebrate together!
Become a Top 10 fundraising team by September 25 and celebrate with your team on event day in your own team tent, stocked with snacks and swag.