SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE®
• Is Susan G. Komen for the Cure still the beneficiary of Lee National Denim Day®?
• Is Susan G. Komen for the Cure a nonprofit organization?
WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
•What updates are being made?
•How can I stay informed about updates?
•How long will the site be under construction?
•Can I still donate to a Passionately Pink team during the site construction?
•Can I still access my team page?
•I have already registered for an event that is coming up soon. How can I access my fundraising center and donation page?
•Can I still receive a kit or request materials while the site is under construction?
•What if I need materials for an upcoming event?
Q: What is Passionately Pink for the Cure®?
A: Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure is a personal fundraising booster! People who register on the Passionately Pink website receive a fundraising webpage, posters, breast health information, collectible lapel pins and much more – all geared toward enhancing fundraising efforts.
It’s easy to register – just go to www.passionatelypink.org and click on the “Register” tab at the top left of the screen.
Q: Who participates in Passionately Pink?
A: Anyone can go Passionately Pink for the Cure! We’ve seen Passionately Pink activities at offices and schools, in homes and community centers, even outdoors.
We just ask that Passionately Pink donations be voluntary – not predicated on the sale or purchase of commercial goods or services.
Q: When can I go Passionately Pink?
A: You can go Passionately Pink any time of the year – pick a day, a week, a month… Whatever works best for you.
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions?
A: If you have questions about Passionately Pink for the Cure you can always call us at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) x2202, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Do I need to register every year?
A: Yes, we do require registration each year, even if you’ve gone Passionately Pink before. Every Spring we update our materials, and to be good stewards of our resources we want to ensure these new materials get mailed out to the people who truly want them.
If you need to re-register, it takes just a few minutes. Go to www.passionatelypink.org, click on the “Register” tab at the top left of the screen, and when prompted indicate you are a returning registrant. Your contact information will be automatically filled in to help save you some time.
Q: How do I change my contact information once I’ve registered?
A: To change your contact information, event date, or any other information, please send an e-mail to email@example.com and be sure to reference your 7- or 8-digit team ID number.
Q: Is there a registration fee?
A: There is no registration fee to participate in Passionately Pink for the Cure. However, please be aware that it takes about two weeks for pins and posters to arrive. If materials are needed sooner you may be asked to cover a shipping and handling fee for rush requests.
Q: How will Passionately Pink funds raised be used?
A: Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is extremely proud of the financial stewardship we offer for the donations our supporters give. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance.
Passionately Pink donations help support Komen’s breast cancer research initiatives, and just as importantly Passionately Pink donations are shared with our network of local Affiliates to help provide life-saving education, screening and treatment programs at the community level.
We look at the zip code where the donation originates, and share the donation with the Komen Affiliate that services that area. If the donation comes from a zip code that isn’t serviced by a Komen Affiliate, then the entire donation supports Komen’s research grant program.
Q: Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
A: Susan G. Komen for the Cure issues receipts for any donation of $10 or more received through the mail by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Receipts should arrive by mail approximately four to six weeks from the date it was deposited.
All online donations using credit or debit cards receive immediate acknowledgement.
If your donation is in cash form, you may not get a tax receipt. To ensure you receive a tax receipt, please donate with a credit/debit card on the Passionately Pink website, or write a check to “Susan G. Komen for the Cure”.
Donation reply forms, including the Passionately Pink for the Cure mailing address, are available to download from the Passionately Pink website. Don’t forget to include your 7-digit or 8-digit team ID number!
Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?
A: Contributions to Susan G. Komen for the Cure may be tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
Q: If a business donates items (like food or auction items) for my Passionately Pink event, can I get a tax receipt for that donation?
A: Susan G. Komen for the Cure can only provide tax receipts for items donated directly to Komen. Unless your Passionately Pink for the Cure team is a registered non-profit organization, items donated for the event cannot receive a tax receipt from Komen.
Q: What do I do with the donations I collect from my Passionately Pink activities?
A: First, ensure that all checks are made out to “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” and reference your 7- or 8-digit team ID number. If you want these donations reflected on the fundraising thermometer on your Passionately Pink webpage, log in to your Team Center and report these gifts on the Progress Page.
Please do not send cash - convert any cash donations to a check or money order.
Then, mail the donations to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 5027, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Please use regular mail -- we use a P.O. Box and cannot accept FedEx or other express delivery services.
Be sure to mark your donations for Passionately Pink for the Cure and include your 7- or 8-digit team ID on all checks.
A donation reply form can also be downloaded from the Passionately Pink website.
Q: When are the donations due?
A: We encourage team captains to send in their donations as soon as donations are collected, but donations may be sent in at any time throughout the year.
Q: Can donations be made online?
A: We encourage online donations! Donors can click Give to a Team on the Passionately Pink website to find a specific team's fundraising page, or to make a general Passionately Pink donation.
Online credit/debit card transactions are secure, and online donors receive immediate electronic acknowledgements.
Q: How do I know if Komen has received mailed donations?
A: Komen for the Cure sends gift acknowledgements/tax receipts to the name/address as it appears on the donation check/money order. Donors should receive these acknowledgements through the mail 4-6 weeks after the check has been deposited.
If you are a team Captain and want to know if we have received your team’s donations, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How should checks be made out?
A: Please make checks payable to “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” and include your 7- or 8-digit team ID number on all checks. Checks should be accompanied by a completed Donation Reply Form (available for download at www.passionatelypink.org) and mailed to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 5027, Hagerstown, MD 21741.
Q: How do I keep track of the individual donations I’ve received for Passionately Pink for the Cure?
A: We strongly recommend that all Passionately Pink team captains keep records of the individual donations they receive, and enter them on their fundraising webpage through the Progress page in the online Team Center.
Q: Can my gift be matched?
A: Many companies offer matching gift programs for charitable donations, and each matching gift program is different. Ask your HR department if your company has a matching gift program, then ask if Susan G. Komen for the Cure is eligible for your company’s program. If both answers are yes, then your HR department should be able to provide you with the necessary forms and instructions.
Q: Do I need a W-9 form, 501(c) (3) form or additional paperwork to complete my donation?
A: If you need additional information in order to make a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Q: What is my team ID number and why is it so important?
A: Every Passionately Pink Team Captain is assigned a 7- or 8-digit team ID number at the time of registration. It also appears on the team’s Passionately Pink fundraising webpages, and helps us ensure your team’s donations are tracked accurately. If you go Passionately Pink each year, this number stays the same each year so we can track your donations over time.
If you forgot your team ID number and cannot find your Passionately Pink webpage, please call 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) x2202 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How do I update my online fundraising thermometer to reflect current donations?
A: Online credit/debit cards donations through your Passionately Pink webpage are automatically reflected on your fundraising thermometer. However, Team Captains must manually enter cash or check donations to be reflected on the thermometer.
To record cash/check donations on your fundraising thermometer, go to www.passionatelypink.org and log in to your Team Center. Click on the Progress Page and click on “Enter a New Gift.” You can enter the dollar amount only, or include the donors’ names.
Q: Can I move the scrolling honor roll from my Personal Page to my Team Page?
A: The scrolling honor roll recognizes a team’s top 25 donors. Currently, this feature is only available on the Personal Page. To recognize donors on your Team Page, go to www.passionatelypink.org and log in to your Team Center; from there you can update the text on your Team Page to recognize individuals or groups that have supported your efforts.
Q: Can other people join my Passionately Pink team and have their own fundraising webpages?
A: Passionately Pink for the Cure does not offer the “join a team” function. If others want to support your team, you can update the text of your Passionately Pink webpage to acknowledge them. If others want to fundraise on their own, they can register their event and receive all the online and printed support that Passionately Pink offers.
Passionately Pink for the Cure® Fundraising Kit
Q: What is included in the Captain's Kit?
A: Everyone who registers as a Passionately Pink for the Cure team captain is eligible to receive a fundraising kit containing:
- A program brochure
- Promotional posters
- Breast health information
- A donation reply form and return envelope
- Sticker sheets
- Collectible lapel pins
If you prefer to download printed materials, all kit materials except for the pins and stickers are available at no cost on the Passionately Pink website.
Q: When will I receive my fundraising kit?
A: It takes approximately 2 weeks after your registration is complete to receive your Passionately Pink fundraising kit.
Q: Can I request additional Captain's Kit materials?
A: To keep administrative costs as low as possible – so that the most donor dollars possible can be spent toward our promise to end breast cancer forever – we do not provide additional printed materials. However, the printed materials from the Captain’s Kit can be downloaded at no cost from the Passionately Pink website.
Q: What do I do with any extra Captain's Kit materials?
A: If you have leftover Passionately Pink materials in good condition after your event, you can return them to:
Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure
100 Jamison Court
Hagerstown, MD 21740
MATERIALS & MERCHANDISE
Q: Can Susan G. Komen for the Cure® donate any wristbands or giveaways for my fundraising event?
A: Because Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending breast cancer, we do not donate items for personal fundraising efforts. However, people who register a personal fundraising event on the Passionately Pink webpage receive a variety of support materials, including a fundraising webpage and collectible lapel pins which are a great way to thank donors.
Officially-licensed Susan G. Komen for the Cure merchandise can be purchased at www.shopkomen.com.
Q: Where can I buy pink ribbon merchandise?
A: Officially-licensed Susan G. Komen for the Cure merchandise can be purchased at www.shopkomen.com.
Q: May we create and sell our own Passionately Pink items?
A: All Passionately Pink for the Cure logo’d items must be approved in advance by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. If you are interested in creating Passionately Pink items in connection with your event, please contact us at email@example.com
Q: Can I use the Passionately Pink for the Cure® logo on my event materials?
A: Registered Passionately Pink for the Cure team captains are licensed to use the Passionately Pink logo on event signage. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to obtain logo files.
Q: Can I use the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® logo on my event materials?
A: Registered Passionately Pink for the Cure team captains and participants may NOT use the Susan G. Komen for the Cure logo or the running ribbon. For more information please email us at email@example.com.
SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE®
Q: Is Susan G. Komen for the Cure still the beneficiary of Lee National Denim Day®?
A: No, Komen is no longer the recipient of funds raised through that program.
Q: Is Susan G. Komen for the Cure a nonprofit organization?
A: Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Q: What updates are being made?
A: We are constantly working to ensure that Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure® provides you with better support and information. We are currently updating our website in addition to some other new program changes.
Q: How can I stay informed about updates?
A: During this time, it is necessary that certain sections of our website be under construction. But don’t worry; we’ll be back in August 2013 with an even better program to help support your fundraising needs! Fill out the form below to receive updates via email. We’ll let you know about Passionately Pink updates and when we will start accepting registrations.
Q: How long will the site be under construction?
A: Parts of the website will be under construction and unavailable from April to August of 2013
Q: Can I still donate to a Passionately Pink team during the site contstruction?
A: Yes! However, until our site updates are complete, we will only be able to accept credit card donations to existing 2012 teams, and 2013 teams that registered before March 31, 2013. We will still accept check/money order donations. If you would like to make a donation to a team, please fill out a donation reply form and send a check or money order to:
Passionately Pink for the Cure
PO Box 5027
Hagerstown, MD 21741
Q: How do I make a donation to a team that is already registered?
A: Click on "Give to a Team" and search by either Team Captain first/last name or by Team Name. This search will only pull up teams that were registered between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013.
Q: Can I still access my team page?
A: Access to fundraising pages will be unavailable at this time. If you have already registered for a 2013 event, you will be sent an email by the Passionately Pink team with instructions for your event.
Q: I have already registered for an event that is coming up soon. How can I access my fundraising center and donation page?
A: Unfortunately, our fundraising center and team donation pages will be down during this time, and will not be available for your event. We have tried to minimize the number of impacted team captains, and apologize for any inconveniences. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-877-465-6636 if you have any questions.
Q: Can I still receive a kit or request materials while the site is under construction?
A: Once we have finished all site updates, we will resume distributing fundraising kits in August 2013. All kit requests received by March 31, 2013 will be fulfilled.
Q: What if I need materials for an upcoming event?
A: We encourage you to visit our Downloadable Materials Section, where you can download and print off as many copies of our materials as you need.