Where does my money go?

Money raised through Marathon in a Month donations, fund life-saving cancer research and provide essential services for people with cancer and their families. These services include: free information & support, counselling, free travel to treatment and more. Every euro matters!

98% of our funding is raised by people like you who fundraise in their community and workplace. With your help, we can continue to provide these vital services to support those who need it most

Top Tips for Fundraising Online

When you register for Marathon in a Month, you will automatically get an online fundraising page. So now you have your page, here’s how to make the most of it!

  • Add a fundraising target
    Setting yourself a target not only focuses your mind more on your goal but it will also encourage your family and friends to support you to help you get there!
  • Add a picture to your fundraising page
    Pages with profile pictures bring in 15% more in donations so get your selfie on!
  • Tell your story
    Use your page to tell your story about why you're taking part or who inspired you to join in the fight against cancer. If people know why you are fundraising, they will be more likely to donate towards your cause.
  • Give updates
    Keep your friends and families updated and give them regular updates on social media. It’s a great way to thank those that have donated already and who knows--it could encourage them to donate again!
  • Monitor your kilometres
    Track your progress using Strava or Map My Fitness. This is a great way to keep your supporters up to date and to thank them for their donations, you never know, it may inspire them to donate again! You can find out how here.
  • Let people know
    Post your online fundraising page on your social media profiles - your fundraising page comes with social media sharing buttons that make it super quick and easy to post your page on Facebook and Twitter. And don't forget about email! Have your fundraising link in your email signature, and email your friends and family to make sure they know how to donate!
  • Downloadables
    You can also fundraise offline, check out our Fundraising Poster and Promotional Poster.

Offline fundraising

How to lodge your funds

Your online donations from your fundraising page are lodged automatically but if you have any cash donations you can lodge them using the instructions below:

  • You can lodge the funds online here
  • Call 1850 60 60 60 and one of our team can take your donation over the phone.
  • Post us a cheque to Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4

We're here to help!

Should you require any help along the way please do not hesitate to get in touch, our fundraising team is more than happy to help!

Contact details: fundraising@irishcancer.ie or CallSave 1850 60 60 60.

If you have an issue that is related to your Marathon in a Month everydayhero fundraising page, please contact help@everydayhero.ie or call 1890-92-99-44.