Teens for the cure was founded in 2009 by a group of teens in the Philadelphia area who joined together to help raise awareness about breast cancer while supporting the mission of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Through its focus on fundraising and breast cancer awareness, Teens for the Cure educates and empowers teenagers by showing them that they can make a difference in ending this disease. Many of these teens know the fear and disruption caused by a breast cancer diagnosis in their own families or in their friends’ families. Teens for the Cure works with a dedicated group of volunteers, retailers and schools who lovingly lend their support, experience and time to assist in the plannng and execution of numerous fundraisers.
Some fundraising ideas for community service projects are: help with our ‘Tickled Pink’ event, organize a bake sale, a bowl-a-thon, dance-a-thon, car wash, dog wash, hold a talent show, host a community-wide yard sale, organize a “three-on-three” basketball tournament, make & sell jewelry and crafts, hold a book-a-thon, set up a concession stand at a school game. Visit the website for further suggestions for a bar or bat mitzvah project.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so it’s a perfect month, (but not the only month) to hold a fundraiser for Teens for the Cure!)