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Sample Fundraising Letter

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. Use this template to start to draft a fundraising letter , including details about your life with Parkinson's or information about your event.

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Dear (Contact Name),
I am writing to ask for your support of the [name of your event]. I am organizing this event in [community name] on [date of your event] to raise funds for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).
You can make a difference by supporting this event with the donation of [specific request for a donation or in-kind goods or service].
Did you know there are nearly one million people in the United States living with Parkinson's? I am organizing my PDF Champions event in honor of these individuals and their loved ones who are impacted each day by Parkinson’s, including [insert your personal story of why you are fundraising for PDF].
PDF supports research and ideas to improve the lives and futures of people touched by the Parkinson's.  Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated over $127 million to research, education and advocacy programs.
Every donation makes a difference in advancing PDF’s mission.  Please help me reach my goal by donating today. [include information on how you will include sponsor names on promotional materials]. PDF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all gifts are tax deductible.
For more information about this event and how you can help, please contact me at [your phone number or email address]. For more information about PDF, visit Thank you for your time and consideration.
[Your name]