College Students Raise Funds for Research on Campus
Students from across the country are uniting to join the PLGA community to raise money and increase awareness for the most common form of childhood brain tumor.
College Students Start a PLGA Student Movement:
With the support of students campus wide, the first fightPLGA college chapter was launched at Boston University (BU) in 2006. The first year was dedicated to spreading the word about the PLGA cause, building partnerships with other student groups on campus, and raising funds. The response on BU campus was overwhelming. Sororities rallied to make PLGA their cause, soccer and basketball teams held fundraising events, Marketing Association sponsored a 5K run and casino night. In total over $35,000 was raised by this committed group of college students.
By 2008, BU students were joined by the University of Wisconsin Whitewater's,American Marketing Association, St. Mary's University, and University of Pennsylvania as partners in uniting student campuses across the country.
What's next? High School students AND additional college campuses:
High school and college groups/students joining the PLGA community have the opportunity to take the skills they have learned in the classroom and apply them in their communities. Imagine testing out new marketing ideas, philanthropic strategies, financial planning skills in a safe, friendly, 'real' world environment....where your efforts would not only benefit the student, but kids suffering from life threatening brain tumors as well!
Students are in a unique position, surrounded by many like-minded and kindhearted individuals comfortable, to be able to leverage their knowledge of internet tools like Facebook and Firstgiving.org to increase fundraising with the multiplier effect. Whether you are a member of a social, athletic, religious, political, academic or other group on campus, YOU can make a difference by supporting PLGA fundraising and awareness.
Our Goal: To become the FIRST student led cooperative to raise $1 million dollars for a children's philanthropy
Just think, if just 96 additional high schools and/or college campuses join the existing 4 student led groups in the fight, each raising $10,000, we will reach our goal of $1 million dollars by the end of 2008.
Articles About Student Fundraising:
- Students fight cancer with 5K run- Daily Free Press
- BU fights JPA tumor with 5K run on campus - Daily Free Press
- Warhawks set to walk for a cause- Royal Purple
- AMA helps raises money for children's disease research - Royal Purple
How to start your own PLGA fundraising club:
Starting a PLGA fundraising club is easy with the support of the PLGA Foundation. We will help you set up a website, introduce you to the fundraising tools that have been proven to be successful, and be available for coaching every step of the way.
Please send us a message through the contact form and we will get back to you shortly.
- BU 5K for PLGA @ Boston University is scheduled for Satday, April 9th, 2011.
- fightJPA @ Boston University has raised over $35,000 on campus from events including the fightJPA Basketball and Soccer tournaments, Casino Nite, and the 5K for JPA. Read more...
University of Wisconsin Whitewater Hope for Hailey Event has raised over $12,000.Read more...