Warrior Fundraising

From 5k's to bake sales, OMF Warriors cover a lot of ground.

Often, OMF is asked: What can I do? How can I help raise funds and raise awareness?

2 minutes of your time can help those who have been diagnosed with Ocular Melanoma.  
Put a fundraising page on Facebook for your birthday or the birthday of a loved one.

OMF works closely with all our Warriors on their fundraising events. We will help you every step of the way with links, promotional materials so being a Warrior is fun!  You are able to earmark donations to go towards the areas you are most passionate about (ie: research,funding patient travel, or helping those who need a prosthesis). We really just need your energy, your enthusiasm, and your connections to people you know who want to have a good time for a great cause.

The truth is that a large part of our operating budget comes from grassroots donations. These small donations - often $25 or less - sum up to a lot of money. And that money lets OMF fund groundbreaking research or provide assistance to a family who qualifies for an OMF grant.
We fund two programs Travel Assistance and Prosthetic Assistance.

Events planned to celebrate or memorialize a friend or loved one are critical towards amassing these small, individual contributions. That's where the OMF Warriors come in.  OMF Warriors are people just like you. They're patients, family members, friends - anyone affected by OM and supportive of those who are courageously fighting this disease.

How To Get Started:

So you've decided to get involved and give back to the OM community or support research! Next, you need to plan your event. Click on the Online Warrior Worksheet below to begin your planning. If you have questions, please contact us at info@ocularmelanoma.org

Creativity has its rewards.

Whether your tastes run to bake sales, letter writing, car washes, concerts or happy hours, with a grassroots fundraising event, you're in control. You can use your favorite activities and whatever is comfortable to you to raise funds to support OMF and our mission to See A Cure.

So, be creative and have fun!  Choose an activity that you enjoy and invite your friends, family and coworkers to join in.

Here are some ideas with links on how to get started:

Start a Letter Writing Campaign using e-mail or snail-mail: It's one of the easiest ways to raise awareness and funds.

Host a Social Event - for example, a bake sale, movie night, talent show, house tour, concert or wine tasting -- in your community.

Plan or Participate in a Sporting Event - such as a walk, bike ride, softball game or spinathon - and request contributions on behalf of OMF.

Any questions? Have an event idea?

Please email info@ocularmelanoma.org and we can help you along the way.

Warrior Fundraisers

Use the online worksheet to start planning your event!

Memories from the Past

Kammerman Family Fundraiser
$50,000 for OM Research