Raise Funds and Awareness

Come celebrate 31 years of HOPE at our annual Angels Among Us 5K & Walk of HOPE. Join us in person or virtually as we raise awareness of our mission to find a cure for brain tumors.

Just as the team of dedicated medical experts work together to help patients at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, our Angels Among Us teams gather to help raise awareness and the critically needed funds to help support brain tumor research, patient education, and clinical trials of brain and spinal tumors.

Put your best foot forward and let’s get started.

Set your fundraising goal. We recommend a minimum goal of $500 but encourage you to think bigger and reach beyond your goal!

Personalize your fundraising page with your story—your reason for participating in Angels Among Us. When family and friends know why you're on the front lines fighting against brain tumors, they'll be more motivated to support you.

Make a personal donation. If you haven't already done so, donate to your own fundraiser to show your commitment to the cause.

Download our Fundraising & Recruiting Toolkit. Save the images and suggested captions in our toolkit to share with family and friends on social media to raise more funds for brain tumor research and grow your team.

Send pre-written emails from your Participant Center to ask for support from friends, family, and coworkers.



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Meet with your team to swap fundraising ideas. What’s the number one way to get support? You have to ASK. It’s amazing how many people have made the comment, “I would have donated, but no one asked me.” Don’t miss an opportunity because you were too shy to ask.

Here are just a few ways in which you can raise money:

  • Direct birthday or holiday gifts to your team.
  • Hold a raffle with prizes or split the pot with a popular 50/50 option.
  • Host a Super Bowl or March Madness party—go team!
  • Start “Change Bandits” and collect change at your workplace.
  • Set up the classic and effective Lemonade Stand. Let the kids help out and make the lemonade with a twist—add fresh fruit, serve as a slushy, or add an adult beverage.
  • Advertise your fundraiser—create flyers or business cards for stores, coffee shops, churches, and work and email it to everyone you know.
  • Get matching gifts by asking your donors if their employer participates in a matching gift program. It’s a great way to double their donation.

Need more ideas? Here are some other ways to FUNdraise.



This year, we've created a variety of fundraising images and suggested copy for you to use on your social media outlets! Use these images and suggested copy to recruit your friends and family to your team, and encourage them to donate. Save the images and text below and share throughout the year leading up to our celebration of HOPE on April 27, 2024.
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SUGGESTED COPY: Mark your calendars! Save the date and join me at @angelsamongusbt's 31st 5K & Walk of HOPE on Saturday, April 27, 2024 to raise funds for brain tumor research and clinical trials at Duke. At Duke...there is HOPE! [PARTICIPANT LINK] SUGGESTED COPY: On April 27 I will be participating in @angelsamongusbt annual 5K & Walk of HOPE to support the ongoing research at Duke for brain tumor patients. Will you join me in my efforts to provide HOPE to these patients and their families? [TEAM PAGE LINK]
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SUGGESTED COPY: This year, I'm contributing to the fight against brain tumors by participating in the Angels Among Us 5k & Walk of HOPE! This event is a celebration of life, strength, and commitment. I'm inviting you to join me as we walk and run in the name of hope and healing. The funds raised will be directed to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. Join my campaign and let's show the world the power of HOPE! [INSERT PARTICIPANT LINK] SUGGESTED COPY: I am thrilled to announce that I will be participating in the Angels Among Us 5k & Walk of HOPE on April 27, 2024, and I want YOU to be part of my team! This isn't just about a walk or a race, it's about joining forces to fight brain tumors. Please, join me on this journey of hope, strength, and commitment. Together, we can make a difference! [INSERT PARTICIPANT LINK]
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SUGGESTED COPY: Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27, 2024 for Angels Among Us 5K & Walk of HOPE! This event celebrates life, courage, strength, and the commitment to fighting brain tumors. I'm forming a team and I need you! Let's walk together, celebrate HOPE, and make a difference. Join my team today! [INSERT PARTICIPANT LINK] SUGGESTED COPY: We've hit the halfway mark in our fundraising goal for the Angels Among Us 5k & Walk of HOPE! Your generosity is bringing hope to so many, as we support the groundbreaking research at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. Every donation, makes a huge difference. Please consider donating: angelsamongus.org.
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SUGGESTED COPY: We've reached the final push for our fundraising efforts for the Angels Among Us 5K & Walk of HOPE! Your generosity thus far has been overwhelming, and we're nearly there. Every penny we raise will go towards the vital research of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. Please consider making a donation or share this message to spread the word. Let's cross that finish line together! [INSERT TEAM LINK] SUGGESTED COPY: This year, I'm participating in the Angels Among Us 5k & Walk of HOPE to support children and adults battling brain tumors. The event celebrates life and funds the ongoing work of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. Join my team, donate, or spread the word. Your support can help fuel the research that leads to a cure. [INSERT TEAM LINK]


An anonymous donor–and very special angel–has issued a $200,000 “Angel Challenge” to every team who participated in 2023, to raise even more for brain tumor research in 2024!

Teams that participated in the 2023 Angels Among Us will be awarded $1 for every $1 of increased giving by their team towards the 2024 race, up to a maximum of $200,000! For example, if Team A raised $1,000 in 2023, and raises $1,500 in 2024, the $500 increase will be matched dollar for dollar. So, Team A will receive an extra $500 for their team total, making their 2024 donation $2,000. Only the funds you raise above and beyond your 2023 total are eligible to be matched.

“Angel Challenge” funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis prior to April 27, until the $200,000 donation is depleted. To qualify to have matching funds added to your team total, all donations must be mailed by April 13. All online gifts must be made by April 25. After that date, please bring gifts with you to the event. At the event, if there are still challenge funds available, the teams with the largest increase from 2023 will be awarded first until all the funds are depleted.

We want to make sure every dime of this challenge is used by our generous grant!

Gift-in-kind donations or fees for services do not qualify for the challenge. Donations pledged but not yet paid do not qualify.

For questions, email angelsamongus@duke.edu.

Need more information?

Contact Amanda at amanda.rose@duke.edu.

We are grateful that you are our voice in the community—educating family and friends about the research, treatments, and the quality of care at Duke. THANK YOU for making a difference!