Fundraise for Digestive Health
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
– Margaret Mead
If you or someone you know has a chronic digestive disorder, you are not alone. Millions of people of all ages know the profound effect a disorder like gastroparesis, IBS, reflux disease and other functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders can have on daily life – on social interactions, on work or school, on the loss of potential or opportunity.
General understanding of these complex medical conditions has markedly improved over the past 25 years. Yet, much remains to be done to ensure that those affected receive a prompt diagnosis and appropriate care. More clinical education and awareness about these disorders are needed, and science and research investments need to continue or increase so that more and better treatments are developed.
You can help.
You Can Make a Difference
You can start a fundraiser online. It's easy to provide your friends and family with a way to support something that is important to you. Or, you can make a donation to one of the fundraisers listed below.
You can create your own fundraising webpage through Razoo or another fundraising platform. Then send the link to your contacts; let them know you're raising money to help people suffering with a chronic digestive condition. Keep it simple, briefly tell your story and ask for support.
Then let us know so we can help you spread the word.
Ways You Can Fundraise for IFFGD
Host an "A-Thon"
Walk-A-Thons, Bike-A-Thons, Bowl-A-Thons, Ski-A-Thons, and similar events are fun and popular pledge-based fundraising opportunities. You can ask participants to form teams, such as family or corporate teams. Encourage participants to collect pledges (either a flat dollar amount or per mile or score) and then get walking, biking, bowling, skiing, or whatever your "A-Thon" is!
Start a Letter-Writing Campaign
Share your story of how you have been impacted by a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) illness and why research to broaden our understanding of these conditions and develop new and better treatments and one day, cures, is important. Send these letters to your friends, family members, or co-workers with the request to support research by donating to IFFGD. You can even enlist your family members and friends to write their own letters supporting you to help expand outreach.
Launch a Fundraiser on Facebook
Did you know that you can raise money for a cause important to you on Facebook? Facebook makes it easy for you to set up a fundraiser, identify your goals, and promote to your social network.
Fundraise with Mighty Cause
Mighty Cause (formerly Razoo) is a free online fundraising platform that enables nonprofits and individuals to start fundraisers and share their causes with donors from around the world. Start a fundraiser on Mighty Cause and share the link on social media, with your friends and family, or on your corporate list serve.
Not sure where to start? Check out these active fundraisers from others working to support research through IFFGD.