Making an Impact at Any Age, During Parkinson’s Awareness Month
April is Parkinson's Awareness month, and Team Fox is challenging its community of new and returning members to raise more than awareness by collectively fundraising $1 million by the end of the month! With 100% of Team Fox proceeds raised going directly to reseearch, join Team Fox in making April a million dollar month for Parkinson's research.
Our Team Fox teens and kids have proven that fundraising expertise can be present at any age. In fact, some of our top fundraisers are kids under the age of 18, who have creatively utilized their talents to make an impact! By engaging their diverse networks of friends at school, on athletic teams and in extra-curricular groups, young people have the ability to inspire change and make a tangible difference. Here are some ideas designed to get teens and kids involved in fundraising this April and throughout the year:
- Field Day – Recruit some members of your school's athletic teams and host a field day at a local park or recreation field. Plan a series of games and ask a flat donation for each person who participates or for each specific event you host. Some ideas for activities include a water balloon toss, a potato sack race, three-legged race, a tug-of-war competition, and an egg balancing race. Offer prizes for winners and the most creative team costumes!
- Penny Wars – Offer an opportunity for friendly competition between homerooms or class grades by collecting spare change for Parkinson's research! The pennies collected equal one point while silver coins and paper money are equal to the negative equivalents of their worth. Offer weekly challenges or opportunies to "sabatoge" the competition to keep the fun alive. The team with the most points at the end wins!
- Bake/Food competition – Instead of the average bake sale, host a bake-off or cook-off competition. Ask friends and family to sign up and bring their best culinary creations for a chance to win the title! A family dining room, a school cafeteria or a church hall are ideal venues. You can fundraise by selling tickets, asking for donations at the door or auctioning off the winning recipe!
- Car Wash – With the weather warming up, gather your friends and host a car wash. A local parking lot or driveway can be an ideal location. You can pre-sale tickets, post ads around town and create signs for the day of. With a bucket of water, suds, and a little elbow grease, you can detail a car and also make an impact.
There is no better time to join Team Fox and engage your community in unique ways! There are so many ways for each member of the family to get involved. Make a commitment to Team Fox this month, and help make April a million dollar month for Parkinson's research
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