Pat Miller raises over $110,000 for LI2DAY
Pat has walked and raised funds for LI2DAY for 11 years raising over $110,000! Pat has been extremely successful with her fundraising raising on average over $10,000 each year!
When we asked her to share her fundraising secrets with us she said what she does is really very simple.
“I write a letter explaining what I am doing and how the money is used. I also include personal information about my family and friends who were affected by cancer. I mail them and put them in my neighbors’ mailboxes. I keep letters on hand to give out to co-workers, doctors, and really anywhere I go that I feel comfortable asking for a donation.”
Eventually, Pat’s initiative became widely known in her community. The softball teams at Smithtown West and East get together for an annual Pink Softball Game to Strike Out Cancer.
The Smithtown East head coach’s mother is a breast cancer survivor so he wanted to go to bat for Pat’s fundraising initiative. By working with and reaching out to youth sports groups and businesses in her community, Pat continues to have successful fundraising initiatives each year.
Pat said, “I ask stores in the community if I could set up a table and offer breast cancer awareness items for donations.”
She goes on to say, “I start my fundraising early in October and give myself right up until the June event to raise as much as I can. At the very least you are raising awareness for LI2DAY and the organization’s initiative. People’s generosity is unbelievable.”
“Don’t be afraid to ask everyone you know, local businesses and even schools in your community to help you.” – Pat Miller