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Fundraising Prizes

One Grand Prize is awarded to the top overall fundraiser based on all pledges collected and received by the Hirshberg Foundation by October 27, 2013. All other prizes are awarded to each registered participant who raises the appropriate funds by October 27, 2013. Prize levels are cumulative. All prizes are handed out on event day in the Expo.

Apple iPad Mini
Adidas Backpack
Adidas Hat
Nike Sport Towel
Nike Water Bottle
Nike Men's or Women's Wallet
Nike Hairband
Prize Levels

Grand Prize

Apple iPad Mini

Level 1
$2,500 +

-Adidas Backpack
-Adidas Hat
-Nike Sport Towel
-Nike Water Bottle
-Nike Wallet
-Nike Hairband
Level 2
$1,000 - $2,499

-Adidas Hat
-Nike Sport Towel
-Nike Water Bottle
-Nike Wallet
-Nike Hairband
Level 3
$500 - $999

-Nike Water Bottle
-Nike Wallet
-Nike Hairband
Level 4
$250 - $499

-Nike Wallet
-Nike Hairband
Winner's Prizes

Custom winners medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each 5 year age category. In addition to our medals, overall 1st - 3rd place male & female winners for the 5K and 10K will receive prizes (see below) and will be announced on our Main Stage.

5K or 10K
1st Place Male & Female = $50 Big 5 Gift Certificate
2nd Place Male & Female = $35 Big 5 Gift Certificate
3rd Place Male & Female = $25 Big 5 Gift Certificate

Both 5k and 10
Best overall combined time for both races*
1st Place Male & Female - Overall
$110 New Balance Los Angeles Gift Certificates

*Must start the 10K at 7:30 am, cross the finish line, and then start the 5K at 9:30 am. Must choose "Both 5K/10K Registration" when signing up, and the cost is only an additional $5 for both races. Runners will receive one bib but get timed for both the 10K and 5K. Registration also includes one T-Shirt and one Finishers Medal.


Fundraising Headquarters

We encourage you to log in to your Fundraising Headquarters and take advantage of its many great features. It's so easy to use and will likely be your most effective fundraising tool.

Getting Started

Step One: Go to the "My Webpage" section to edit your 'Personal Page'. Share your personal story. Give it your own touch by adding a picture and information about you and your reasons for participating in the LACC. Then, edit 'My Team Page' and personalize that page as well.

Step Two: Start your email campaign to ask friends and family for donations and to build your team. The email message will automatically include a direct link back to your personal page to make it as easy as possible for them to make a donation or join your team.

Step Three: Visit your "Reports" area often and see how you are doing!
Utilize the other convenient tools to help you reach your goal, including:

  • -- Build/Edit my Webpage
  • -- Send Emails to Friends and Family
  • -- Enter Offline Donations
  • -- Edit my Profile
  • -- Edit my Login/Password
  • -- Check the Message Board
  • -- See Important Dates
  • -- Connect with Facebook and Twitter
Fundraising Tips

Tell YOUR Story!

The most effective way to fundraise is to tell others about your story. Why are you fundraising? How has pancreatic cancer affected your life? Why should people make a contribution to you instead of going to see a movie?

The number one way to share your story is through email. While not everyone checks Facebook every 3 hours, most people check their email pretty regularly. What makes a personalized email so successful is how easy it is to send to lots of people at once.

Tips for a Great Email

-- Make it personal. Share your story, tell them why you are involved and convince them to be as well.

-- Keep it short and sweet.

-- Give them the facts (about Pancreatic Cancer and the Hirshberg Foundation). People are more likely to donate to something they understand. We all know the pancreatic cancer facts speak for themselves, let people hear what we are fighting.

  • -- Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest of all cancers
  • -- There is no early diagnosis and no cure
  • -- Pancreatic cancer survival rates are dismally low
  • -- Life expectancy after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is incredibly short
  • -- There are only a handful of drugs currently used to treat pancreatic cancer
  • -- The Hirshberg Foundation, founded in 1997 is devoted to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer
  • -- The mission of the Hirshberg Foundation is to find a cure for this disease

-- Ask! It is more important than you think. What separates this email from others is that you are asking them to act. Don't just tell them what you are doing; ask them for their help (by joining your team, sponsoring you, etc). Be specific with ways they can contribute.

-- Keep track. Emails sent through your Fundraising Headquarters can be easily tracked. This way you will get to see who has or has not donated.

-- Be prepared to send a reminder. A lot people will get your email and plan on helping, but then forget about it or lose the email. The best way to send a gentle reminder is to give updates. Tell them how things are going and how far you have come, but how much more you can do with their help. Reminder emails can often be more successful than original emails.

-- Send out thank-yous. It is really nice to receive a note that says that your donation was important. Let them know all you accomplished and that you appreciated their support. A good thank-you card brightens anyone's day, and makes your donors more willing to give again in the future!

Social Media

This video will show you how to use your social media networks to achieve fundraising greatness!

Pledge Form

What do you do with the checks and cash you receive?
Once you've registered online, you can then use your Fundraising Headquarters to enter the checks and cash you received during your fundraising activities.

To enter checks and cash donations

  1. 1) Login to your Fundraising Headquarters.
  2. 2) Under My To Do List, click Enter Offline Donations.
  3. 3) To enter new donations, click the "Enter Pledge" button. To view the details of donations that are still pending, click "View Pending" next to the date the donations were entered.
  4. 4) When you are finished, click "Submit". You will have the opportunity to enter more donations on the next page. It's that easy.
  5. 5) Prior to October 19, you can mail checks (do not mail cash) to us at 2990 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300C, Los Angeles, CA 90064. You can also turn in checks or cash on Race Day at the Info Tent.

Corporate Matching Gifts

One of the smartest ways to give is through a matching gift program, where a company, or individual, will match donations to charitable organizations. These matches are often dollar for dollar, which doubles your charitable donation power!

Step 1: Check with your company's human resources or payroll department to see whether it offers a matching gift program.

Step 2: As for donation guidelines and a list of eligible charities if your company does offer a matching gift program (also ask if charities can be added and what is needed for that process).

Step 3: Watch for matching opportunities through community or internet fund-raising efforts if your company doesn't offer a matching gift program.

Step 4: Decide how much you want to donate to your organization.

Step 5: Donate through the matching gift program, filling out the appropriate forms to ensure that the match is donated.

Note: When filling out the matching gift information, please use The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and our tax ID number 95-4640311

Click here to see a list of companies that provide matching gifts


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