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10 Easy (and Cost-Free) Things You Can Do Right Now

April 15, 2014 | Hannah Appelbaum

At the Cancer Research Institute, we receive phone calls or emails every day from people eager to help raise awareness of our mission. Most have already made a donation and they want to do something more. The Internet has opened up a variety of ways for people who are passionate about our mission to pitch in and help. Each of the following helpful actions generates awareness and/or financial support for our organization at no added cost to you.

Spread the Word, Raise Some Cash, Join the Conversation

  1. Review CRI on GreatNonprofits.org, a leading resource on nonprofit accountability. The more reviews, the merrier! Share your experience of us with others by letting readers know how you’ve helped CRI or how we’ve impacted you. Your personal story and feedback help us gain visibility and help us improve. Write your review today.
  2. Like CRI on Facebook. Be our friend, AND stay up to date with the latest and greatest in the world of cancer immunotherapy and CRI. You’ll also meet 28,700+ other Facebook followers of CRI and can share your experiences and thoughts with them. Everybody wins. Like our page.
  3. Follow, tweet, and retweet @CancerResearch. Help us spread the word about cancer immunotherapy across the Twitter’sphere! Start a conversation.
  4. Share this blog (or any CRI blog!) with three friends. Sharing really IS caring. Trust us. If your three friends each shared it with three friends who shared it with three friends… a lot more people would know about the lifesaving promise of cancer immunotherapy. Read and comment on our posts.
  5. Blog about CRI and cancer immunotherapy. Tell your readership all about how CRI and cancer immunotherapy are changing the course of cancer. Be sure to link out to www.cancerresearch.org in your blog.
  6. Start a personal fundraising page. Make a difference in the fight against cancer by planning a benefit to support CRI's mission, whether it’s by running in a marathon or holding a bake sale. Become a Team CRI Fundraiser.
  7. Involve your employer. Workplace giving, corporate matching, team fundraising—you name it, we love it! Learn more here.
  8. Shop online with AmazonSmile. Shop online at smile.amazon.com and support cancer immunotherapy research, at no extra cost to you. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Institute. Shop with a Smile.
  9. Tell us your story. Examples of courage as told through the narratives of those battling cancer and their loved ones can offer tremendous hope to others facing the same challenges. If you have a story to tell about your experience with cancer immunotherapy, contact us.
  10. Celebrate Cancer Immunotherapy Month in June. We’ve developed an exciting series of educational programs, events, and celebrations, and fundraising programs, all designed to put cancer immunotherapy “on the map”.  Join the movement!

Regardless of how you choose to support CRI, one thing is for sure—we couldn’t do what we do without you. Thank you for standing with us. Thank you for helping us conquer cancer.

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