We all hate cancer, but not all of us can afford to whip out our wallets or write a fat check to help fight the disease. But there is no need to feel helpless or guilty if you want to take a stand and fight for a cure. Here are six fantastic and FREE ways you can help cure cancer:
PayPal Giving Fund
During the holidays, PayPal will give you the option to donate $1 to PCF at checkout. It’s pretty simple, just follow the below steps to get started:
- Visit PayPal’s fundraiser hub (with a list participating charities), in your app settings or on desktop, and search for the Prostate Cancer Foundation
- Select Prostate Cancer Foundation as your favorite charity (tap the heart icon at the top of the page)
- At checkout, you’ll receive the option to donate $1 to PCF (PayPal will deliver 100% of your donation to PCF)
Selecting the Prostate Cancer Foundation as your charity of choice ensures that you’re supporting the best dollar in cancer research today.
If you’re already shopping on Amazon, you should definitely be using the Amazon Smile link. It’s no different from shopping Amazon as you normally would; the only difference is that when you use Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase (at no extra cost to you) is donated to your chosen charity.
- Make sure you’re signed up for AmazonSmile (use your web browser to visit: smile.amazon.com
- Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app for iOS or Android
- Open the app and find “Settings” in the main menu (☰)
- Tap on “AmazonSmile” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app.
Make Prostate Cancer Foundation your charity of choice if you want to ensure that you’re supporting the best dollar in cancer research today. Check out just how far 1 dollar goes at PCF.
Create a Facebook Fundraiser on Facebook!
Your friends on Facebook are there because they care about you and want to see what you are up to and what you are interested in. By creating a Facebook fundraiser, you can help raise money for organizations that are working to cure cancer without spending any money of your own.
Often, people who care about you will be inclined to support something you are clearly passionate about, especially if it is for a good cause. It can be particularly effective to donate your birthday on Facebook to great cancer-fighting organizations like the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Casual acquaintances may not be likely to send you a personal gift, but if they see you are trying to raise money for cancer, they may be inclined to open up their wallet to show love to you AND those who suffer from cancer.
Use Instagram Story Donate Button!
Maybe you’re not on Facebook, but you’re on Instagram. There is still a way for you to wield your personal following to impact positive change in cancer research! Instagram Stories now offer a donation sticker in their add-ons menu (where you find all of your other Instagram Story stickers).
Try putting the sticker on a story that is relevant to the cause you are supporting. Record yourself talking about why you believe it’s so important to donate to cancer research, or place the sticker over an image of someone you know who has been affected by cancer.
Join Many vs. Cancer, our peer-to-peer fundraising platform
Many vs. Cancer is the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s peer-to-peer fundraising program. It is a great way to take something you are already passionate about and turn it into dollars for cancer research.
Through Many vs. Cancer, you can fundraise in honor of a loved one or create a personal challenge to inspire your friends and family to donate. Whether you’re running a marathon or walking a 5K, consider asking your network to pledge. Peer-to-peer fundraising is all about you engaging with your social network to gather collective funds for a good cause. To learn more about Many vs. Cancer and how you can support fundraisers or make one yourself, click here.
Follow the Cause and Spread the Word!
Helping cure cancer can be as easy as staying aware by following and sharing cancer-fighting organizations on social media. The benefit of this may not be obvious, but awareness is an important part of saving people from dying of cancer.
A simple share of a social post that encourages people to get screened for cancer can be the difference between a stage 2 cancer that goes into complete remission and a stage 4 cancer that ultimately ends someone’s life. You may not be in the financial situation to donate, but you may inspire people to donate and learn some life-saving information.
Follow Prostate Cancer Foundation’s social media at the links below for the latest in life-saving cancer research, fantastic fundraising opportunities, and inspiring stories.