Once you’ve registered, check out your personalized Participant Center NOW, so you can be on your way to meeting your fundraising goal and succeed in the mission of Game On Cancer!  Personalizing your page is the easiest and best way to connect with your friends and family. Use your step-by-step Participant Center Guide (included in your welcome packet) as a resource and don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Here’s a sneak peak of what you can do in your Game On Cancer Participant Center:

  • Personalize your fundraising page with a photo and a personal story of why you are helping with our cause! 
  • Tell that true story from the heart. What matters here is the story about why you made the choice you did. Everyone who participates as a fundraiser for Game On Cancer does so because they felt called to participate. Being able to share this in story form is one of the factors that can ignite your campaign. Don't just share your story on your page - copy that story in your emails and on your social channels as you invite your network to donate!
  • Find pre-written emails you can send to friends & family to request donations. And yes, you can send these emails directly from your participant center


Fundraising Ideas:

To put the "fun" in *FUN*draising, download this A-Z Fundraising Guide

Sick of offering unhealthy foods at your fundraising events? Check out these 7 Ways to Host a Healthy Fundraiser.

Other Helpful Hints:


In today’s connected world, it’s easier than ever to reach your goals. Include a link to your fundraising page from your Facebook page. Simply copy and paste the link into your Facebook post.  Be sure let everyone know why you are participating in Game On Cancer and ask them to join your team or make a donation!


  1. Tie your fundraising efforts to an event in your life. Are you asking for donations in honor of a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion? Are you fundraising in honor or memory of a loved one? Are you participating in a marathon or other endurance event as a way to challenge yourself?
  2. Only about 10-20% of your Facebook followers ever see your posts. Be sure to post often and tag friends and family that you'd like to invite to support your efforts. 
  3. Once you receive a donation, POST AND TAG a public and personal thank you on your page recognizing your donor. This always sparks others to give! 

Check out our Campaign Tip Sheet for more ideas.


Write letters, send emails and think of something you enjoy doing, like baking cookies or knitting. Turn your talents into fundraising opportunities.


It’s never too soon to ask for a donation! Plus, by putting in a little effort now, you can easily meet your goal and qualify for our special incentives and attendance to the culmination event in December. 


Educate yourself about Game On Cancer and be prepared to tell others where their donations will go. 

2017 Impact:

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Game On Cancer Mission: to remove any barrier or burden, financial or otherwise, that limits cancer patients from receiving care and treatment – 100% of funds raised go directly to patient assistance and research.  In 2016, we served over 1,200 HFHS cancer patients with groceries, transportation, housing assistance, prescriptions and much more – raising over $1,000,000 for our patients, their families, and supportive oncology services. 

Fundraising Event Guidelines:

If you are planning to host a Game On Cancer fundraising event for your team, please follow the following steps:

  • Contact us!  We can help you with the entire process 
  • Use this Event Flyer as a template for marketing your event! Download the document, and input your event information. Then, send to Lynn for approval - lvogt1@hfhs.org 

Please be aware that this is the most up-to-date logo. Lynn will provide the original file when you contact her about your event. 

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Cash and Check Donations:

Who should checks be written out to?

Henry Ford Health System.

What do I do with cash or check donations?

1.    Please convert cash donations to a check or, preferably, a credit card donation on your webpage.
2.    Checks can be A) made out to you and converted to a donation on your webpage using a credit card or B) made out to Henry Ford Health System and sent to us. 

If you are sending in cash or checks, please download and print a donation card, fill it out, and send back to us with your funds at: 

Game On Cancer
One Ford Place, Suite 5A
Detroit, MI 48202

If I have a fundraising event, how should funds raised be submitted to Game On Cancer?

Option 1: Personally collect ALL funds (cash and checks made out to you) and at the conclusion of your event, make one online deposit on your Game On Cancer page.

Option 2: Personally collect ALL funds (cash and checks made out to you) and write ONE check to Henry Ford Health System.  Include team name or individual fundraiser name(s) with your check.

Mail check to:
Game On Cancer
One Ford Place, Suite 5A
Detroit, MI 48202


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