Below are a sample solicitation letter and thank you letter, that you may copy and paste into an email to send to your friends and family. Be sure to personalize them as you want. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact us at email@example.com.
On December 4, 2011, I’ll be running in the White Rock Marathon as a member of a special group called Sam’s Squad. Sam’s Squad was formed to raise money for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation in honor of Sam Florence. Sam is a 9 year old boy who has the most serious form of Myotonic Dystrophy. He and his family formed Sam’s Squad to raise money for research for treatment and a cure for this disease.
In the race I will be [running/walking] in the [marathon, half marathon or relay race]. Would you be willing to make a donation? You can donate online at sams-squad.com. Just click on donate and fill in the form. Be sure to state that you are making the donation on behalf of me and check the box next to Sam’s Squad. 100% of your donation will go toward research for treatment and a cure of Myotonic Dystrophy.
[Insert your personal connection with Sam or the Florence family].
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Thank you for supporting my participation in Sam’s Squad and the White Rock Marathon. I am training hard and looking forward to [running/walking] in the [marathon, half marathon, relay race] on December 4, 2011.
Because of your generosity and support, I know that the funds we raise can make a significant difference in the lives of those like Sam Florence who suffer with Myotonic Dystrophy. Be sure to check into sams-squad.com for updates on our progress and to keep up with us through the regular blog entries.
Thank you for making this possible, maybe you can join us on race day and cheer us on.