This is your resource for everything you need to know about LLS Lifestyle—outlining how you can get involved on our fundraising platforms to make it as easy as possible for you to start your movement and make a difference in funding new cures for cancer.
Q. WHAT IS LLS LIFESTYLE?
A. LLS Lifestyle is a new way to support LLS through activity-based fundraising that is 100% driven by your personal creativity and passion. You have the ability to start your own fundraising event to support LLS or simply link fundraising to a local event or activity of your choice.
Q. HOW DOES MY FUNDRAISER BENEFIT LLS?
A. The funds raised from your campaign have a direct impact on driving new cancer treatments, access to patient services and the core promises of the LLS mission.
Q. WHICH LLS CHAPTER DOES MY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN BENEFIT?
A. The zip code that you enter in your personal account information will drive the allocation of your fundraising campaign to the nearest LLS chapter.
Q. HOW DO I GET STARTED?
A. Visit lls.org/lifestyle to start your movement – and learn more about other volunteers across the country who are making a difference through a variety of activities.
Q. WHERE IS MY FUNDRAISING PAGE LOCATED?
A. LLS has partnered with Crowdrise and Just Giving to provide easy access to personalized fundraising pages that are linked directly to LLS. Depending on what you want to accomplish with your fundraising idea, we provide recommendations for which platform to use on lls.org/lifestyle.
Q. WHY CROWDRISE AND JUST GIVING?
A. Each partner is committed to supporting LLS in reaching a broader audience of fundraisers to increase the overall impact of volunteer-driven fundraising. These platforms are accessed by a wide range of supporters who are interested in making a difference – which in turn increases LLS’s exposure beyond our company-managed platforms.
Q. HOW CAN I CUSTOMIZE MY FUNDRAISING PAGE?
A. As soon as you create your account on Crowdrise or Just Giving, you can personalize your page with photos/color templates/text and much more.
Q. HOW CAN I SHARE MY FUNDRAISING PAGE?
A. Each platform provides direct sharing to your social media accounts and also provides simple instructions for getting the word out about your fundraiser as soon as you activate your page.
Q. CAN OTHER PEOPLE FUNDRAISE FOR MY CAMPAIGN?
A. Yes, sub-teams can be easily created directly from your main campaign page. All you need to do is share your fundraising page link and ask people to “join the team” – which they can do directly from your page.
Q. I WANT TO START A FUNDRAISER TO HONOR A LOVED ONE WHO RECENTLY PASSED AWAY – HOW CAN I START A FUNDRAISING PAGE WITH LLS LIFESTYLE?
A. Lifestyle provides the easiest path to set up a fundraising campaign to honor a loved one. Each of our fundraising platforms (Crowdrise, Just Giving) provide specific options to start fundraising campaigns to honor loved ones – and it only takes a few clicks to get started.
Q. DOES ALL OF THE MONEY RAISED ON CROWDRISE AND JUST GIVING GO TO LLS?
A. Yes, every fundraising campaign created on these platforms is linked to LLS and we process all donations directly from your fundraising campaigns.
Q. CAN I APPLY FUNDS RAISED ON CROWDRISE OR JUST GIVING TO MY CAMPAIGN-BASED FUNDRAISERS BENEFITTING LLS (TEAM IN TRAINING, LIGHT THE NIGHT, ETC.)?
A. All Lifestyle fundraisers are separate campaigns and cannot be combined with other LLS fundraisers that are tied to an LLS campaign like Team In Training, Light The Night, Man Woman of The Year, etc.
All donations for LLS campaigns must be processed on LLS-hosted fundraising pages. Please contact your LLS staff contact for more information about accessing your page to ensure that all donations are processed correctly.
Q. DO CROWDRISE AND JUST GIVING HAVE PROCESSING FEES?
A. Yes, each platform applies a standard processing rate for all donations received. These fees cover fundraising page maintenance, customer support and donation processing. Credit card processing fees can be covered by the donor to maximize their contribution to LLS.
Q. ARE DONATIONS MADE TO LIFESTYLE FUNDRAISING PAGES TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
A. Yes, every donation is tax-deductible and they will receive a complete record of their donation after completing the transaction.