Paris to Ancaster: A Ride for Research — Steps for Success

Below is a 'checklist' of tasks that will help ensure you will be able to maximize your fundraising experience. If you are able to check off each of the tasks below, you’ll be on the path to success!

Register to fundraise for the Paris to Ancaster: A Ride for Research (as an individual, by joining a team, or creating a new team) on our fundraising website.

Personalize & pump up your fundraising page.

Set a fundraising goal.

Add ‘your story’ or your reasons for fundraising for St. Joe’s.

Add pictures… they say a thousand words!

Create customized email templates incorporating a donation link and a personalized e-signature.

Send emails to friends/family/colleagues, etc., asking them to help you achieve your goal. Please review the Fundraising Tips section for ideas on how to ask…

Send reminder emails to your friends and family who haven't donated yet. Keep everyone updated on your progress and remind them of the difference one donation can make!

Send another thank you email to all your donors after the race. Be sure to include a photo of yourself at the race, and share your great race day experience.

After the event concludes, send a thank you to all donors thanking them once again, and let them know how successful they helped you become. Include a photo of yourself at the event, and talk about your great race day experience.


Tips for Team Captains:

Send emails to friends, family and colleagues encouraging them to join your team.

Send reminder emails to join your team a couple of weeks after your first invitation.

Be sure to thank each person as soon as they join your team.

Work with your team to set your team fundraising goal. You might chose to add up everyone’s individual goals and update your target as new members join your team. Or you may host a team meeting to discuss your team goal and maybe even turn it into your first fundraiser! See Fundraising Tips for great ideas!

Provide regular updates to team members regarding the team goal and your progress, encouraging them to reach their personal fundraising goal.

After the race, celebrate your success and thank all of your teammates once again for supporting hope, healing and discovery at St. Joe’s!