In 2018, we introduced two ticket options. One option includes
your donation. The other requires you to fundraise. All donations
go to our friends at Sutter Institute for Health and Healing to help
people with a cancer diagnosis. This page is for those of you with
a registration that requires fundraising.
How It Works
Fundraising with us is easy. We encourage you to raise as much
as you can though. Remember: all the money you raise will help
someone who recently has discovered that they have cancer.
To get started, register. When you register, the registration system
will create a fundraising account for you and you will be invited
to create and customize your fundraiser. Through this account you
can do all the posting to social media and emailing to your friends
necessary to meet your fundraising needs.
How much exactly do I need to raise?
Each event has a different fundraising requirement, as follows:
Olympic Distance $150
Sprint Distance $150
Can I just donate the amount myself?
Yes, you can donate your entire fundraising requirement yourself.
Here's a reason not to though: you raising money and telling the story
about helping cancer patients is important. The more people that know
about the work the better.
Can you help me with some ideas?
Sure! We have put together a downloadable Fundraising Guide
with ideas and sample letters and emails for fundraising. Let
us know what works for you. Also, take advantage of some of our
community tools, such as our group on Facebook to connect with
other athletes and hear what works for them.
Where does the money go?
You donations go to the Sutter Health Institute for Health and Healing. While there is a fee charged by the fundraising system at Race Roster, we have worked with them to keep the transaction fee low (5%) and the donor can absorb those fees in their donation.
Impact Stories & Quotes
Here are some short quotes from patients who have received Barb’s Grants from the Institute for Health & Healing. You will be helping people like these!
Thank you for the continued support of my healing and the healing of so many more. You are a bright light in my world. - Nichole
I want to extend my extreme gratitude for your generosity and care for those of us dancing on this journey with the unknown. You have made my dance a little lighter. - Lynn
To the staff of Sutter IHH – You have been an inspiration in my life. You have lifted my life up so much and I have learned so much! Thank you for showing me what is necessary for my body to continue to heal on this journey! - Jane
Thank you so much for the uplifting and healing help I received from IHH. The loving support gave me the opportunity to see what I really needed to complete my recovery. - Margaret
Estoy muy agradecida con el tratamiento que Jo me ha dado – a todos, gracias. - Violeta
Download our Fundraising Guide for ideas, sample letters, stories and more.
You will be invited to create and customize your fundraiser after you register.