Fundraising Incentives: National Brain Tumor Ride

Sunday, May 16, 2021, Virtually Broadcasting from NBTS Headquarters


2021 National Brain Tumor Ride Incentives

National Brain Tumor Society event participants are working hard to raise funds– 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!”

Need help with fundraising ideas? For letters, tips and tricks of the trade, please reach out to us at

Individual Fundraising Prizes:

Note: All Ride participants who raise $100+ will receive an event day t-shirt; those who raise $250 or more by April 1st will receive an event day t-shirt or cycling jersey in addition to any fundraising prizes they qualify for. $500+ prizes are not cumulative; one prize per participant. Qualification will be based on the dollars raised on your individual fundraising page as of 5/31. You will receive a survey via email to indicate which prize you would like and it will be mailed, with your t-shirt, directly to your home in the weeks to follow.
  • Your 2020 Participant T-Shirt – Just register for the ride and raise a minimum of $100 and you will receive yours in the mail.

  • Raise $250-$499 on your personal fundraising page by April 1, 2021 to earn a NBTS cycling jersey
  • Raise $500 – $999 on your personal fundraising page by May 31, 2021 to earn a NBTS long-sleeved tee.

  • Raise $1,000-$2,499 on your personal fundraising page by May 31, 2021 to earn a full zip NBTS branded hooded sweatshirt.

  • Raise $2,500 – $4,999 on your personal fundraising page by May 31, 2021 to earn a NBTS branded Traverse Half Zip (long sleeve, moisture wicking).

  • Raise $5,000+ on your personal fundraising page by May 31, 2021 to earn a NBTS branded high-quality anorak jacket (hooded, water resistant).

Recipients will receive prizes mailed to their homes after event day. One prize per person. Registration fees count toward this fundraising goal.

Team Fundraising Prize:

Every team that raises $5,000 by 4/16 will qualify for a Team Spirit Kit 
All teams that collectively raise $5,000 or more by 4/16, will be mailed a Team Spirit Kit for use during their personal celebration of the 2021 virtual event. The kit will contain many of the items you would normally see on event day; balloons, a team banner, NBTS tattoos, among other goodies!  We ask that you document your team spirit in photos and videos and share them to social media using the hashtags, #NBTSWalk2021 #NBTSRace2021 #NBTSRide2021. We cannot be together in person, but this community is always together in spirit! 
*Please note, NBTS is not suggesting that your team gather to commemorate the 2021 event. Please follow CDC guidelines and adhere to safe gathering practices. 

Butterfly Release Every team that raises $10,000 or more by April 4, 2021 is eligible to receive an at-home butterfly release!

Butterflies will be shipped directly to the team captain or a person of your team’s choosing – may we suggest your team honoree?

Vibrant Wings Butterflies is USDA regulated. They responsibly raise butterflies in their private gardens and will only ship species native to your area. The butterflies are not harmed during shipping. Upon release into the environment, your butterflies will repopulate and support the ecological lifecycle.

Please visit the Vibrant Wings Butterfly website for more information:

Are you thinking of hosting a fundraiser for your team?

Quickly schedule a time here to speak one-on-one with Lauren Gainor and Nikki Margeson on our Community Events team to brainstorm or to learn more about how to host a successful fundraiser for your team. Email us at or call 617-658-7034.