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LLS Hosts Successful Labor Day Fundraising Event

Labor DayCelebrating the hard work of volunteers on Labor Day is one of our greatest tributes to the accomplishments and contributions of American workers.  Nonprofit organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) are powered by volunteers. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Volunteers who manage fundraising events are the backbone of this vital organization, the same being true of many other important nonprofit organizations such as the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.

An annual Labor Day weekend charity golf tournament and Regatta Cup yacht race is held by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Port Huron Yacht Club. The signature event includes three packed days of fun activities. Holding a fundraising event over a holiday weekend offers opportunities in captivating donors and allows LLS to raise more money for cancer research.  The mere celebration of the work of the LLS volunteers on Labor Day makes this a success driven venture.  Yet a three day weekend involves donors in exciting activities while educating them about LLS which is a key to this highly successful fundraising event. Nonprofit fundraising software organizes, plans and manages this event, making it easy for volunteers and donors to make secure online donations for their successful fundraising event.

The Leukemia Cup Regatta begins on Friday afternoon with an exciting yacht sailing race followed by a fun Sloppy Joe dinner and a live band.  The relationships built over time at the annual Labor Day weekend Leukemia Regatta Cup draws donors back each year. The camaraderie and networking opportunities that donors and sponsors experience is gratifying as they help LLS reach its fundraising goals.  The wide range of fun activities for this fundraising event includes a golf-a-thon, silent auction, delicious meals and two live bands. Sponsors and donors have an innate desire to be a part of this weekend fundraising event because it’s packed with fun, yet the reward of giving to LLS is its greatest aspect.

The Leukemia Regatta Cup employs a golf-a-thon fundraising website which allows individual fundraisers to send their personal donation page to their friends and family. Cancer survivors and their family members who are involved tell of their success and gratitude for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and include their photo and stories of success.  Email, Facebook and other social networking tools are used as a vehicle to advertise this fundraising event.

The Regatta Cup is held at over 50 locations across the United States and Canada, using the same format for many communities across the map. The events are managed within one comprehensive fundraising event dashboard.  Customized Fundraising Templates are used to create the fundraising website helping to maintain brand identity while allowing this essential organization to save time and resources.  For more information on The Regatta Cup and online fundraising software visit DoJiggy.

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About Lisa Bennett

Lisa is the Sales Director at DoJiggy. She joined DoJiggy in 2006 and loves her job. Prior to working with DoJiggy, she worked at several non-profits and managed special event fundraising.
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