Warrior Fundraising

From 5k's to bake sales, the OM community does it all.

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.

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:

OMF works closely with all our Warriors on their fundraising events. We will help you with web promotion, fundraising websites, promotional materials and (for larger event) on-site support so your event is a success!  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.

If you're ready to get involved and give back to the OM community or support research, let's get planning! Click on the Online Warrior Worksheet link below to begin. Or drop us an email at info@ocularmelanoma.org with a couple of thoughts on what you'd like to do, and we'll set up a time to chat on the phone.

Creativity has its rewards.

From bake sales and letter writing to car washes and SEEACURE happy hours, we've seen a wide range of successful events, aimed at both raising awareness and raising funds.  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 where you can 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 5k fun run or walk (a very popular option), bike ride, softball game or spinathon - and request contributions on behalf of OMF.

You too can plan a fundraiser!

Begin the planning process with OMF by completing the online event worksheet:

Memories from the Past

Kammerman Family Fundraiser
$50,000 for OM Research