Fight NF Your Way.

Make a difference in your community in the fight to end NF by creating your own fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. With the help of our regional staff, you can plan an event around your interests and talents to help fund NF research.

Utilize your creativity and your passion to find a cure to bring your fundraising idea to life. If you can imagine in, you can do it. Hold a bake sale, host a cocktail hour, put on an auction…the possibilities are endless! 

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Upcoming Events

Synching With Our Stars

Jan 28, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm • De Queen , AR

Javita Super Saturday Health & Wellness event

Feb 4, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm • Monrovia, CA

Wine and Art Party

Feb 25, 2017 • Conway, AR

NF Laughs 2017

Apr 1, 2017 • Bohemia , New York

Charity Tennis Tournament to End NF

May 13, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm • Los Angeles, CA

Step 1: Choose an Event

You can choose to put on a true "do-it-yourself" event, where you put your creativity skills to work and fully design your fundraiser.

Or, you can select one of our other fundraising event options. We've created the framework, and you have the flexibility to customize and make the fundraiser your own.

Need help choosing the option that's right for you or your community? Our CTF staff partners are here to help; contact a representative in your region under "Meet the Team" above for more assistance.

DIY Event

With a traditional DIY Event, you create your own fundraiser from start to finish. Find your passion, know where your interests and talents lie, and choose an event that works for you. Select a hobby you love to honor your loved one!  Not sure what to do? See our list of Fundraising Ideas to get you started.

Once you have your idea in place, click on the link below and fill out the form with the event information. A CTF staff member in your region will reach out to you to discuss your event, help you set up your fundraising/event webpage, and get you on your way to reach your goal. Every DIY Event is asked to raise a minimum of $1,500 to further our mission to end NF.

DIY Kids

Even our littlest fundraisers can make a big impact! The DIY Kids program gives children 12 years and younger the opportunity to get involved in our mission to end NF. Plus, they can earn a variety of awesome Fundraising Prizes

Parents: help your kids get started by signing up below (you will be directed to our DIY Kids fundraising website). A CTF staff member in your region will reach out to you to discuss your child's event, help you download fundraising pledge forms or use your fundraising webpage, and get your child on the way to reach his/her goal.

Tea Party for NF

Looking for a virtual event to raise awareness and funds? Host a Tea Party for NF! 

How it works: This is a virtual event, no need to host anyone for tea or cucumber sandwiches. When you choose to host a Tea Party for NF, we will send you printed Tea Party invitations that you can mail out to your family and friends, asking them to enjoy a cup of tea in honor of your NF Hero (from the comfort of their own home!) and to make a donation to "attend" your Tea Party. You will receive a personalized party website for your virtual guests to RSVP and make donations. In addition, your printed invitations will come with reply cards, allowing guests to mail their donations directly to the Children's Tumor Foundation.

For more information or if you would like to request invitations to host your own virtual event, please click "Host a Party" below.

Step 2: Plan and Raise Funds

Plan: Find a venue, organize activities, secure sponsorships or donations, and promote your event. We'll help you with tips, tools, and advice. 

Participating in a DIY NF Endurance event? Make sure to register on your own for the race!  (you may be eligible for race entry reimbursement)

Fundraise: Fundraise leading up to and on the day of your event by spreading the word about your fundraiser and asking others to give a gift.

Please note that each event type has different required or suggested fundraising minimums, as well as fundraising incentive levels. See details above or check with your regional CTF staff partner for more information. 

Celebrate: Whether in person or virtually, invite family and friends to celebrate those who are fighting NF.

Step 3: Utilize Resources

We know that organizing an event can be stressful. Use these resources and best practices to navigate through the event planning process. Contact your Regional Development representative with any questions or concerns - we’re here for you every step of the way!

Need merchandise or CTF collateral for your event? Submit a Merchandise Request Form and we will do our best to fulfill your supply needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a DIY event?

A Do-It-Yourself Event is a community event organized by a third party with proceeds benefitting the Children’s Tumor Foundation. 

What tools and resources are there to help me plan my event?

While you are the one bringing your fundraising idea to life, we're here to support you and provide some tools and resources that can help make your event a success.  If requested, you can get access to an online fundraising page for your event to collect donations, or a registration page if your event requires tickets or sign ups. We also have templates for marketing and advertising materials you can use to promote your event.

Will CTF pay for expenses associated with my event?

CTF is not able to pay for expenses, provide funding, or cut a check back to the event organizer as reimbursement for expenses paid. Instead, consider offering sponsorships to cover expenses or soliciting in-kind donations for event materials.

Can CTF advertise my event?

CTF will post your event on our national calendar, and may include your event in emails to your region. We can also provide templates for marketing materials, such as flyers and press releases, which you can customize and use to promote your event. Don't forget one of the best ways to spread the word is through personal outreach to friends, family, and members of your community.

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Upcoming Events:

Synching With Our Stars

Jan 28, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm • De Queen , AR

Javita Super Saturday Health & Wellness event

Feb 4, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm • Monrovia, CA

Wine and Art Party

Feb 25, 2017 • Conway, AR

Charity Tennis Tournament to End NF

May 13, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm • Los Angeles, CA

Tri Fort Worth

May 21, 2017 • Fort Worth, TX

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Synching With Our Stars

Jan 28, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm • De Queen , AR

Javita Super Saturday Health & Wellness event

Feb 4, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm • Monrovia, CA

Wine and Art Party

Feb 25, 2017 • Conway, AR

Charity Tennis Tournament to End NF

May 13, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm • Los Angeles, CA

Tri Fort Worth

May 21, 2017 • Fort Worth, TX

FAQs

Your questions about Do-It-Yourself answered:

What is a DIY event?

A Do-It-Yourself Event is a community event organized by a third party with proceeds benefitting the Children’s Tumor Foundation. 

What tools and resources are there to help me plan my event?

While you are the one bringing your fundraising idea to life, we're here to support you and provide some tools and resources that can help make your event a success.  If requested, you can get access to an online fundraising page for your event to collect donations, or a registration page if your event requires tickets or sign ups. We also have templates for marketing and advertising materials you can use to promote your event.

Will CTF pay for expenses associated with my event?

CTF is not able to pay for expenses, provide funding, or cut a check back to the event organizer as reimbursement for expenses paid. Instead, consider offering sponsorships to cover expenses or soliciting in-kind donations for event materials.

Can CTF advertise my event?

CTF will post your event on our national calendar, and may include your event in emails to your region. We can also provide templates for marketing materials, such as flyers and press releases, which you can customize and use to promote your event. Don't forget one of the best ways to spread the word is through personal outreach to friends, family, and members of your community.

Can CTF solicit sponsors for my event or reach out to celebrity sponsors?

CTF cannot solicit sponsors or reach out to a celebrity sponsor on behalf of a third party event. However, we have materials about NF and CTF you can use to approach sponsors and inform them about the great cause.

Will CTF be able to send a representative to my event?

CTF is unable to guarantee a representative will be able to attend your event. Attendance is based upon the representative’s schedule at the time of your event.

Can CTF issue a tax receipt for donations (including gifts in-kind)?

CTF will acknowledge checks/donation made to the Children's Tumor Foundation. Unfortunately, we cannot issue tax receipts for the value of an individual’s time, goods or services donated to your event, as these items are not tax deductible under federal law.

Will CTF draft a press release for my event?

We have a template press release available under the resources section which you can customize and submit to your local press and news outlets.

Does CTF provide insurance for my event?

Unfortunately, CTF cannot provide insurance for your third party event.

Can I use "CTF" in the naming of my event?

While your event name may not include the name Children’s Tumor Foundation or CTF, it should state that it is benefitting CTF. (e.g. Lucy's Lemonade Stand, benefitting the Children's Tumor Foundation)

Can I use the CTF logo in my advertising of the event?

Any use of the CTF logo must be approved and be used in accordance to our branding guidelines (available in the Resource Library).

Can I create my own materials to talk about NF or CTF?

We have a wide array of CTF and NF educational materials available to you for your event; you may not create your own materials featuring our trademark logo and information.