Is someone in your family terminally ill? If yes then there’s a good chance that you need help paying the medical bills and ongoing scans and treatment. The good thing is that you’re not alone. Today, a number of families in Australia and elsewhere need help with medical bills. The easiest and quickest way to get help is raising money for the medical expenses. However, you should start your fundraising campaign only after you’ve developed a fundraising plan.

It is likely that you’re raising money for medical expenses for the very first time. If that is indeed the case then organizing a fundraiser may be a bit of challenge for you. First of all, you should keep the end reward in mind to keep yourself motivated. Secondly, you must know the best ways of putting your message across. For example, t-shirt messaging may be the best way for you to make people aware of your fundraising campaign and get crowd funded. Finally and most importantly, you must know how to organize your fundraiser. You need to find out the steps involved in organizing a fundraiser for a family member who is suffering from a terminal illness such as cancer. Sharing cancer information will help educate the greater public and will raise awareness to your situation. Let’s now take a look at the steps involved in organizing a fundraiser.

Define The Cause And Goals Of The Fundraiser

You need to determine whether the money you raise will pay the hospital bills and the costs of treatment or it’ll go to a charity that deals with the illness your terminally ill family member is suffering from. Also, you need to determine the exact amount you want to raise.

Determine How You’ll Raise Funds

Before you start your fundraising campaign, you must determine how you’ll raise the funds. You can choose between simple fundraising ideas and more complicated ones. Simple ideas include a bake sale or car wash while marathons and auctions are examples of complicated fundraising campaigns.

Get Help From Volunteers

No matter how hard you work, you won’t be able to raise the required funds on your own. Raising funds is hard work and you’ll need help from volunteers. Ask your friends, colleagues, and neighbors to help you spread the word. However, keep the privacy and wishes of the beneficiary in mind before proceeding with this step.

Set The Time And Date For Your Fundraiser

Whether you choose to raise funds through a bake sale, an auction or a marathon, you must set the time and date for the event. It is important that you give yourself enough time to properly organize and publicize the fundraising event.

Keep Track Of The Family Member’s Health

There is no point of raising funds for a person who has no chances of survival. Before you organize the fundraiser, find out whether or not the terminally ill family member has any chances of survival. If he/he doesn’t have any chances of survival then you should start thinking about the funeral. When it comes to arranging a funeral, the most important thing to keep in mind is the funeral costs.

There you have it—how to raise funds for a terminally ill family member and increase his/her chances of survival.

Troy Lambert
Troy is a freelance writer, author, and blogger who lives, works, and plays in Boise, Idaho with the love of his life, his son, and three very talented dogs.

Passionate about writing dark psychological thrillers, he is an avid cyclist, skier, hiker, all around outdoorsman, and a terrible beginning golfer.