Fundraising Challenges and Prizes: Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, May 13, 2017, Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA


2017 Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk 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 team and fundraising efforts towards 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. For more tips and tricks please reach out to your event director, Jenifer Prentiss at

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 8:30 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 $500 on your personal fundraising page by event day to earn a long sleeve tee AND anyone who personally fundraises $500 or more on your personal fundraising page by Thursday, May 11, 2017 will earn one commemorative sign to carry on the 2017 walk course. 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.

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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. You’ll also gain entrance to our unique Grey Guardian tent to enjoy some special treats on event day.

Raise $2,500 on your personal fundraising page by Thursday, May 11, 2017 you will be entered in a drawing to win your choice of one of the following experiences:

* America’s Cup Sailing Experience for two & 3 night stay at The Fairmont
* Del Monte TM Golf for two & 3 night stay at at Hyatt Regency in Monterey
* Sunrise Hot Air Balloon for two & Chauffeured wine tasting & tours

Team Fundraising Challenges

  • Raise $10,000 as a team by Friday, May 5 and earn a 8′ table and 8 chairs to use on event day
  • Raise $15,000 as a team by Friday, May 5 and earn a 10×10 tent, 8′ table and 8 chairs to use on event day


Top Fundraising Walker will be acknowledged and awarded a certificate of appreciation.

Top Fundraising Team will be acknowledged and awarded a certificate of appreciation.

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 would like to introduce to you 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

Spirit Award will be awarded to 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 other walkers.

In an effort to help you achieve fundraising heights we wanted to share with you our sponsorship package. 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 in San Francisco we would like to talk to you more about how to approach your company and ask for their support. Please email Jenifer Prentiss to discuss opportunities.