Fundraisers & Events
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Wishing to sponsor an end of year event? Check out our 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
Cycling for CMV Awareness 55
In August, Carol and Tom Vereecke will begin the third leg of their cycling journey as they continue to cycle through all 50 states over the next 5 years. Their goal is to raise both awareness and funds to support the mission of the National CMV Foundation. Carol & Tom have been inspired by their granddaughter and the impact that her CMV diagnosis has had on their family. You can follow along with their journey or join them on a ride by visiting here.
Calling all aspiring artists! Artists of all ages are welcome to participate in the National CMV Foundation’s Annual Art Showcase. Works of art may be featured on the National CMV Foundation year end greeting card. Starting on Friday, August 28th, the Joy of Giving Art Showcase will be open for submissions. Check back here on May 1st to find all the details, including submission criteria and the link to submit your work of art for consideration.
Giving Tuesday is a global celebration of generosity that engages millions of people in support of charitable causes. The National CMV Foundation will share inspiring stories of families who have been impacted by CMV and the need for continual support to further the National CMV Foundation's mission. Giving Tuesday will be held on Tuesday, November 28th. Be sure to check our social platforms during the month of November for exciting details and visit our gofundme to give this year!
Compete 4 CMV
The National CMV Foundation launched Compete 4 CMV, our endurance event series, in June 2014 in an effort to generate awareness, raise charitable contributions and spark meaningful competition amongst friends, while urging others to be advocates for their health. Choosing to Compete 4 CMV means competing for yourself, inspiring your community, and raising funds for National CMV. You can help bring awareness to CMV as a Compete 4 CMV participant. Whether you run a marathon, bike cross-country, or host your own studio fundraiser.
Endurance events help fund research and education programs to support treatment, therapies and prevention, requires stamina and sustainability. Go the distance at an upcoming Compete 4 CMV endurance event.
Get ready for the 4th annual Strides 4 CMV Worldwide Virtual 5k on June 24th! Your challenge is to walk, run, or roll for 5k (3.1 miles) from anywhere in the world. You can decide to create your own team or participate by yourself. If you want to host an in-person event, make it simple by choosing a route and inviting your friends and family to walk, run, or roll with you. We are looking for regional race captains, so if you wish to lead a group in your area, let us know here by sending an email.
Sponsorship opportunities are available! If you are interested in sponsoring this year's event, please send us an email.
Registration is now open for the 5th annual Strides 4 CMV Twin Cities! The 5k will be held June 24th come rain or shine! Early registration ends June 4th. Be sure to register early for a guaranteed shirt on race day.Interested in volunteering to make this event a success? To learn more about volunteer opportunities please send us an email. Sponsorship opportunities are available! If you are interested in sponsoring this year's event, please send us an email.
The 2023 TCS NYC Marathon will happen live on Sunday, November 5th and we are pleased to announce that this year we have 5 amazing runners fundraising on behalf of the foundation! Amanda Cooke, Emily Carver, Jayson Alvarez, Stephen Baker, and Vanessa Colleran are using their sneakers to support the foundation this year! Let's cheer them on as they train hard while working towards our fundraising goal of $50,000. Want to learn how you can help? Check out our team fundraising page to make a donation and to track our progress!
Compete Your Way
Raise funds for National CMV while participating in your favorite race in your community. Or even create your own challenge like a monthly mileage or summer summits – get creative and show your passion!
Studio Events are fundraising events that can be held wherever you do fitness! We have supporters across the country hosting events at spin, yoga and pilates studios, CrossFit gyms, and more. Partner with your local workout studio directly or contact us for help getting started.
Walk 4 Hearing
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the leading cause of non-genetic hearing loss in the U.S. The National CMV Foundation is an alliance partner of the Hearing Loss Association of America's (HLAA) Walk4Hearing event series. The HLAA Walk4Hearing is a national program that reaches out to the more than 48 million people with hearing loss, their families, friends, and hearing health professionals to raise awareness about hearing loss, good hearing health, and communication access.
Join the National CMV Foundation team at an upcoming VIRTUAL event (online or in your neighborhood) during CMV awareness month!
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Care to Talk
Interested in connecting with other CMV families while staying at home? Care to Talk is a recurring, online web conference event in which participants grab a drink, dial-in, and join us as we discuss life before, during, and beyond congenital CMV.
Care to Talk is moderated by National CMV team members. This forum is simply an opportunity to dish, meet others within this community, and allow each of us some level of peer to peer support, virtually. Follow our social media to learn about upcoming events!
Create Your Own Fundraiser for CMV
There are so many ways to support the National CMV Foundation’s mission to educate women of childbearing age about congenital CMV. Channel your unique talents, interests, and skills into an unforgettable fundraiser.
A few other ideas to get you started…
Start your own personal campaign by dedicating a birthday or other occasion to National CMV.
Gather up friends and family by hosting a giveback fundraiser. Many local bars and restaurants will partner for charities for a giveback event – you bring in the crowd and they’ll give back a portion of sales – win-win! Checkout Groupraise for a list of possible partner restaurants.
Get your community involved by creating your own special event, like a walk, dinner, concert, or golf tournament. Use the National CMV fundraising platform to manage your event.
Ready to get going? Check out our Fundraising Toolkit for set-up steps and resources or email us at email@example.com to get started!
Nonprofits that raise funds from the public must comply with charitable solicitation registration requirements at the state-level, and we're proud to share that we are in compliance. National CMV joins ranks with some of the most credible and worthy causes out there – we are registered to solicit charitable contributions in every required state.