What is Give it Up for Breast Cancer?
Give it Up for Breast Cancer encourages you to give up alcohol, junk food or something of your choice for one month. Then ask friends and family to sponsor you to do it and help fund breast cancer research.
What can I choose to give up?
This is entirely up to you! It could be alcohol, junk food, biting your nails, or swearing. Remember, this is a challenge. You need to choose something that your friends and family will know you would find it difficult to go without for one month. This will result in more donations.
When can I take part?
You can choose to take part at any time of the year. You can select this on registration or alternately if you have registered please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 8098 4812 advising of the dates you plan to fundraise.
What resources are available?
Once registered, you will be given access to a range of downloadable resources. This includes a challenge calendar to track your progress, a fundraising guide, email signature, and social tiles to let everyone know that you're taking on this challenge for NBCF!
How will I track my days?
As part of your downloadable resources, you will receive a challenge calendar to help track your progress and celebrate each milestone. It also helps you maximise your fundraising with suggestions on when and how to ask for donations.
What if I slip up? Can I continue?
Yes – you can. These things happen, and you are raising funds for a great cause. You can only do your best so don’t be discouraged! Anytime you slip up donate $25 to yourself or just add an extra day to your month to make up for the lost day.
Can I have day off?
We know this is a hard challenge. As a reward for all your fundraising effort, we have introduced an incentive that allows you to have a day off if you raise over $750.
What if I feel ill during Give it Up for Breast Cancer?
Your health should always come first. Please consult your local GP if you feel ill and seek professional advice on whether it is safe to continue.
Are there links between breast cancer and the items you are asking us to give up?
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is focused on decreasing the incidence of breast cancer by supporting an overall healthy lifestyle. The aim of Give it Up for Breast Cancer is to give up something you would find challenging for a month and ask friend and family to sponsor you do so. What you give up is completely your choice.
NBCF know that certain lifestyle factors can influence your risk of developing breast cancer. While you can’t do anything to change non-modifiable risk factors like breast density and your genetics, you can still reduce your risk of breast cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices and managing modifiable risk factors. Some of the main things you can do is reduce your alcohol intake, not smoke, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight and diet. If you are worried about your risk of developing cancer, see your doctor to discuss any concerns. In addition to this, NBCF suggests talking with your doctor or dietitian prior to making any lifestyle or dietary changes.
Read more about breast cancer prevention and risk here
Can I use Facebooks ‘Fundraisers’ option to promote my event?
While this is an option, we do not encourage using this platform. The best way to encourage friends and family to donate to your fundraiser is through the sharable link we send you. While the money does come to NBCF, we are not advised of when and who made the donation. Therefore, we will be unable to attribute any funds raised on Facebook, to your overall total on your fundraising page.
Can people who donate get a tax deductable receipt?
All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Online donations to your fundraising page will be automatically receipted to the selected email address. For any offline donations received, you can request a receipt to be sent. Please contact the Supporter Services Team for further guidance on how to do this, via email at email@example.com or on 1300 803 551.
How do I deposit cash donations that I’ve received?
The best way to bank offline fundraising is through your online fundraising page with your credit card.
To provide cash donors with a tax-deductible receipt, click on the My Donations tab of your Give it Up for Breast Cancer dashboard to access the Add Offline Donation button. Enter your donor's details and make the payment using a credit or debit card. A tax-deductible receipt will be sent to the email address provided for all donations over $2.