Fundraising FAQ


Is there a fundraising minimum? 

YES! In order to ensure the fundraising success of this event, there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $250 for the 5K Walk, 12-Mile ride and 25-Mile ride and $400 minimum for the 50-Mile ride. Children ages 11-17 have a fundraising minimum of only $25. We think that you have it in you to surpass these minimums!  There is no fundraising minimum or registration fee for children under the age of 11 and they are only allowed on the 5K Walk. Our Virtual Participant option does not have a fundraising minimum. View our easy to understand chart on registration fees and mimimums here

Will I be charged for my fundraising minimum when I register?

No. You are charged only your registration fee when you register.  If you have not reached your minimum by October 31st, your card on file will automatically be charged the difference. 

When is the fundraising deadline?

The fundraising minimum must be met by October 31, 2019. If you do not meet that minimum, the credit card you used to pay the registration fee will be charged the remaining balance.  You are welcome to continue fundraising until October 31st, even if you have already met your minimum. Remember, 100% of the donations are going to the scientists at Damon Runyon.

Can I still fundraise after the event? 

YES! We encourage everyone to raise additional funds through October 31, 2019.

I have never done any fundraising before and don’t even know where to start. Do you provide any help?

Yes! A great place to start is with our Fundraising Toolkit. If you have further questions don't hesitate to reach out to [email protected]

Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising requirement?

No. The Registration fees do not count toward your fundraising minimum. Registration fees help the William Raveis Charitable Fund offset event operating expenses.

Why is there a minimum fundraising requirement?

Expected cuts in federal research funding put us at risk of losing this generation's best young scientists to other careers. Every penny that is fundraised directly funds the emerging scientists at the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. 

What happens if I am unable to participate in the event? Am I still responsible for the fundraising minimum?

Yes, you are still responsible for your fundraising minimum. That being said, the registration fee is nonrefundable and any donations you receive are also nonrefundable.  Thank you for understanding. If you are uncertain whether you can participate in the event and/or commit to the fundraising minimum, you should consider registering as a Virtual Participant. You can always change your registration type later on.

I’m riding as part of a team. Do I still need to raise the fundraising minimum as an individual?

Yes, every participant in the Raveis Ride + Walk must pay a $35 registration fee and raise a minimum of $250 or $400 for the 50-Mile ride ($25 for minors ages 17 and under). All participants have until October 31, 2019 to meet their personal fundraising minimum.

How do I turn in donations made with cash or check?

If you have any offline donations you've collected please mail it to the Charitable Fund at 7 Trap Falls Road, Shelton CT 06488. All checks must be made out to the William Raveis Charitable Fund. The donations can be mailed to the attention of Alessandra DiFortunato. Please be sure to indicate what the donations are for (office event, someone's fundraising page, general donation etc). Once they've been received, we will be sure to post them on your fundraising page. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact the Charitable Fund