FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

About

What is myDuke Cancer Fund?
How can I get involved?

Become a Fundraiser

How do I register to fundraise for Duke Cancer Institute?
Can I direct my virtual fundraising to support a specific area within Duke Cancer Institute?
How do I get the word out about my fundraiser?
How can my supporters make a donation?
What if I don't meet my goal?
Can I personalize the acknowledgement email my supporters will receive from Duke Cancer Institute?
How can I check the progress of my fundraiser?
How do I adjust my fundraising goal?
Will donations made via check be added to my fundraising total?
There is something wrong with my fundraising page. How do I fix it?

Support a Fundraiser

How do I join a friend or family member's fundraiser?
Do you accept checks?
Are donations made to a fundraiser tax deductible?
Will donors receive a gift receipt for tax purposes?

I have a question that isn't addressed here - whom should I contact?


About

What is myDuke Cancer Fund?

myDuke Cancer Fund is a fundraising platform that allows participants to do what they love and help raise money for Duke Cancer Institute. The dollars you fundraise will directly help our patients and families. Duke Cancer Institute relies on support from the community to provide financial resources that impact patient care, research, and education. 

How can I get involved?

There are a lot of ways to get involved!
  • Start a fundraiser: Whether it’s just you or an entire team, pick an activity you love, set a goal, and call on your friends and family for their support.
  • Join a fundraiser: Know a friend who has already started a fundraiser? Join their team, start fundraising, and help them hit their goal!
  • Donate: Whether it’s a gift to a friend’s fundraiser, a team, or to Duke Cancer Institute, every donation big and small impacts the families in a positive way.
  • Spread the word: The more you chat, tweet, share, and post about your myDuke Cancer Fund with friends and family, the more patients we can help receive the best treatment at Duke Cancer Institute.
 

Become a Fundraiser

How do I start to fundraise for Duke Cancer Institute?

Register to fundraise by choosing an area to support and determining a goal. A personal fundraising page allows you to create and customize a webpage with your own story, photos or video about why you are fundraising to support Duke Cancer Institute. Login and visit your Fundraising Dashboard to make your fundraising page your own. 

Can I direct my virtual fundraising to support a specific area within Duke Cancer Institute?

Yes.  When registering for a personal fundraising page, you can select a disease area to support by selecting from the available options. If the area you would like to support is not listed, please contact Allyson Allen at erin.tait@duke.edu.

How do I get the word out about my fundraiser?

When you create your fundraiser, we’ll give you all the tools you need to spread the word. Everything from creating emails to accessing social media  that you can share with friends and family. Of course, selfies, tweets, posts, and good old-fashioned word of mouth work as well.

How can my supporters make a donation?

The fastest and easiest way for your supporters to make a donation is to share your personal page URL with them so that they can donate directly to your page.

What if I don’t meet my goal?

All that matters is that you try your best. Any amount of money that you raise doing what you love can help us keep up the fight against cancer.

How can I check the progress of my fundraiser?

Login and visit your Fundraising Dashboard to see a current list of donations and donors.

How do I adjust my fundraising goal?

Login and visit your Fundraising Dashboard to make changes to your fundraising page.

Will donations made via check be added to my fundraising total?

Yes, all donations made via check will be added to your virtual fundraising total by a member of the Duke Cancer Institute’s staff.

 

Support a Fundraiser

How do I join a friend or family member’s fundraiser?

It’s easy! Just search under the "Find a fundraiser." Then when you find what you’re looking for, click the “Join the Team” and follow the simple instructions provided.

Do you accept checks?

Yes! Please ask the donor to write a check to Duke Cancer Institute with the name of the fundraising page (or your name) in the memo line and mail it to:
Duke Cancer Institute Development Office
Attn: Erin Tait
300 W. Morgan Street, Suite 1200
Durham, NC 27701

Are donations made to a fundraiser tax deductible?

Yes, all donations in which goods or services are not received are 100 percent tax deductible.

Will donors receive a gift receipt for tax purposes?

Yes, all donors will receive a tax receipt from Duke University and an acknowledgement email from Duke Cancer Institute.

 

I have a question that isn't addressed here - whom should I contact?

If you have specific questions or need assistance with your fundraising page, please contact Erin Tait at erin.tait@duke.edu.