Fundraising

Fundraising

IceCycle is more than just a great workout

It is a community whose generosity fuels groundbreaking cancer research and the highest quality care for the patients of Roswell Park.

Our team is here to help you meet and exceed your fundraising minimum.

Your registration fee will be applied to your fundraising total, so you are already well on your way to reaching your goal!

New in 2024, you have the opportunity to participate in a class with Kristina Girod (@kristinagirod) of POWER+FLOW. Spots in classes with Kristina Girod are limited. When you register for a class with Kristina you are committing to raise $500. If you do not raise $500 before March 1, your spot may be given to a waitlist participant.

A woman smiles from her bike
A smiling woman claps from her bike

Take the first steps to become a successful fundraiser!

Step 1

Set up your fundraising dashboard.

Let everyone know why you are participating in IceCycle. Upload a photo of you on a bike or with the person you are riding for. Personalize the copy on the page. The more information you can share with potential donors, the better!

Step 2

Write your first email or text.

To be a great fundraiser, you’ll need to ask your friends, family and neighbors in the most effective way possible. Craft your first email (or text), edit it and personalize it. Be direct and honest about why you chose to take on this challenge. Then, make a list of EVERYONE you want to ask and send it out.

Step 3

Say thank you!

Order note cards, send an email, send a text or make a phone call. Make sure your donors know how important their support is! When you thank them, also ask them to spread the word.

My IceCycle Fundraising App

Download the MyIceCycle app! The app makes fundraising easier than ever. You can connect with all of the contacts in your phone through text or sharing a personal QR code!

Facebook! Facebook! Facebook!

We can’t stress enough the importance of integrating your fundraiser with Facebook. Doing so allows your friends, family and loved ones to donate directly to your fundraiser.

On average, a participant who uses Facebook raises $300 more than someone who does not. 

If you haven’t already done so, check out these easy steps and get your fundraiser on Facebook TODAY!

Download the MyIceCycle app or log into your fundraising dashboard.

Head to the blue box and click on “Connect Fundraiser to Facebook.”

After being redirected to Facebook, follow the prompts.

Once connected, edit your information, including name, image, goal and story. Don’t forget to save!

Share out to all your friends and watch the donations roll in.

Instagram how tos!

We do not recommend using Instagram fundraisers. It is easier for you (and us) if you share your direct donation link to your story or bio instead.

If you are unsure of what to do, call us so we can make sure it is set up correctly: (716) 845-8788

IceCycle Instagram feed on an iPhone

Tools to fuel the fun

Whether you are a lifelong fundraiser or new to the game, these tools will make it easy. Download and use them on social media or hang them in your office!

Support my fundraising efforts poster
Individual poster
Support our fundraising efforts poster
Team poster
Join our team poster
Join our team poster
IceCycle fact sheet
Fact Sheet
IceCycle 2024 10 Ways to FUNdraise
10 Ways to FUNdraise
IceCycle 2024 Team Captain Checklist
Team Captain checklist
IceCycle notecards
Thank you notecards
IceCycle fact sheet
Fact Sheet
Join our team poster
Join our team poster

What?! I can earn cool stuff?

Fundraising for a great mission comes with great rewards. Check out all the awesome items you can receive when you raise funds for cancer patients in Western New York and beyond.

IceCycle sweatshirt, thermos, and sweatpants

Ready to fundraise? Register today!

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IceCycle is more than just a great workout; it’s a community whose generosity fuels groundbreaking cancer research and the highest quality care for the patients of Roswell Park.

Our team is here to help you meet and exceed your fundraising minimum. Your registration fee will be applied to your fundraising total, so you are already well on your way to reaching your goal! New in 2024, you have the opportunity to participate in a class with Kristina Girod (@kristinagirod) of POWER+FLOW. (link to POWER+FLOW website) Spots in classes with Kristina Girod are limited. When you register for a class with Kristina you are committing to raise $750. If you do not raise $750 before March 1, your spot may be given to a waitlist participant.

Take the first steps to become a successful fundraiser!

Step 1: Set up your fundraising dashboard.

Let everyone know why you are participating in IceCycle. Upload a photo of you on a bike or with the person you are riding for. Personalize the copy on the page. The more information you can share with potential donors, the better!

Step 2: Gather your thoughts and write your first fundraising email or text.

To be a great fundraiser, you’ll need to ask your friends, family and neighbors in the most effective way possible. Craft your first email (or text if you think that would be more successful), edit it and personalize it. There is sample messaging within your dashboard and in the app for you to customize. Be direct and honest about why you chose to take on this challenge. Then, make a list of EVERYONE you want to ask and send it out.

Step 3: Say thank you!

Order note cards, send an email, send a text or make a phone call. Make sure your donors know how important their support is! When you thank them, also ask them to spread the word.

[H2] My IceCycle Fundraising App

Download the MyIceCycle app! [links/buttons to download from app store or Google Play] The app makes fundraising easier than ever. You can connect with all of the contacts in your phone through text or sharing a personal QR code!

[H2] Facebook! Facebook! Facebook!

We can’t stress enough the importance of integrating your fundraiser with Facebook. Doing so allows your friends, family and loved ones to donate directly to your fundraiser.

On average, a participant who uses Facebook raises $300 more than someone who does not. Check out these easy steps and get your fundraiser on your Facebook page today!

  1. Download the MyIceCycle app or log into your fundraising dashboard.
  2. Head to the blue box and click on “Connect Fundraiser to Facebook.”
  3. After being redirected to Facebook, follow the prompts.
  4. Once connected, edit your information, including name, image, goal and story. Don’t forget to save!
  5. Share out to all your friends and watch the donations roll in.

[H2] Instagram How Tos!

We do not recommend using Instagram fundraisers. It is easier for you (and us) if you share your link to your story or bio instead. If you are unsure of what to do, call us so we can make sure it is set up correctly. (716) 845-1732(pull from Ride blog)

[H2] Tools to Fuel the Fun

Whether you are a lifelong fundraiser or new to the game, these tools will make it easy. Download and use them on social media or hang them in your office!

Poster- Individual, Team, Recruitment to order

Notecards to order

FB Frames

Other graphics to use on social

[H2] What?! I can earn cool stuff?

Fundraising for a great mission comes with great rewards. Check out all the awesome items you can receive when you raise funds for cancer patients in Western New York and beyond.

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Ready to fundraise? Register today!

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Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

icecycle@roswellpark.org

716-845-8788

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