Fundraising Challenges and Prizes: Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk

Sunday, June 24, 2018, Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA


2018 Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk Fundraising Challenges

National Brain Tumor Society event participants work very hard – and we appreciate everything you do in the fight against brain tumors. Each fundraising challenge is offered to help maximize your individual and team fundraising efforts toward reaching your goals – plus a little friendly competition never hurt! The fundraising prizes are our way of saying “THANK YOU!”

Want to send a letter or email out to your friends and family? Here is a Sample Fundraising Letter that you can tailor to your audience. You can also use these Sample Social Media Posts to reach a wider audience online. For more tips and tricks please reach out to your event director, Jenifer Prentiss at

In an effort to help you achieve fundraising heights we developed a 2018 Sponsorship Packet. If you work at a business that has a “community engagement” team or for a group that would benefit from exposure to 3,000 walkers from all over the Bay Area we would like to talk to you more about how to approach your company and ask for their partnership. Please email Jenifer Prentiss to discuss opportunities.

Silent Auction
There will be a Silent Auction tent hosted by YOU, the participants. This is an opportunity for all of our participants to continue to fundraise even at the walk. It’s simple:

  • Secure a silent auction item/basket/prize
  • Email Jenifer Prentiss to receive your silent auction form
  • Complete the form and bring your silent auction item to the walk by 8:00 AM on event day

All the funds your item raises day of the event will be applied to either your individual or team fundraising website within two weeks of the event. There will be no raffle tickets sold at the walk. This is a silent auction only. If you bring gift certificates or tickets of any kind, you’ll need to provide them to the staff person working the tent that morning unless previously approved beforehand.

Individual Fundraising Challenges

Raise $100 MORE than what you raised in 2017 and you earn an NBTS Ring for your phone. If you are new to the event, raise $100 and it’s yours! If you raised $35 in 2017, then you’d raise $135 and earn one. Sound good? Email when you hit your goal and she’ll pop it in the mail to you!

Raise $250 on your personal fundraising page by event day to earn a long sleeve tee

Anyone who personally fundraises $500 or more on your personal fundraising page by Thursday, June 21, 2018 will earn one commemorative sign to be placed along the mission mile. You can write your loved one’s name or any other message you’d like on the sign at the Honor & Celebrate Tent on event morning between 8:30 – 9:30 AM.

Raise $1000 on your personal fundraising page by event day and earn “Grey Guardian” status! As a Grey Guardian you will earn a hoodie to wear as a badge of honor.

Raise $2,500 on your personal fundraising page by event day and earn a NEW Rainer Jacket. Once you hit this goal you will receive an email with a size chart for ordering your very own.


Team Fundraising Challenges

  • Raise $10,000 as a team by Friday, June 15 and earn a 8′ table and 8 chairs to use on event day
  • Raise $15,000 as a team by Friday, June 15 and earn a 10×10 tent, 8′ table and 8 chairs to use on event day

Awards to EARN and be celebrated on event day!
Largest Team
  – rally the most registered participants on your team and WIN!

The team with the highest fundraising average per person is HUGE for the mission and we can’t wait to celebrate you!

Top Fundraising Walker will surely earn a high five on event day!

Top Fundraising Team – we can’t wait to see what kind of impact you make in the pursuit of better treatments!

Spirit Award is for the most spirited team or individual attending the event. This person/team will need to not only dress in spirited attire but will exude Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk pride inspiring others.

Karyn Wilder Champion Award Champions encourage, they motivate, they inspire, and they believe. Karyn Wilder courageously shared her story. She wrote about the NBTS mission, she spoke at events, she rallied others and she achieved results. Team EveryDayLeft Right Left was built on a foundation she laid and was a powerful driver for the former Silicon Valley Brain Tumor Walk. With the permission of the Wilder family the National Brain Tumor Society will select one deserving participant of the Karyn Wilder Champion Award. The recipient of this award will hold all the above listed qualities and will be a stand out champion of the NBTS mission. Karyn will forever be missed by her family and friends but we know her light will continue to shine as she left an incredible legacy that people can learn from for years to come. You’re invited to read more about Karyn’s story on